Learning PHP

One of the projects I started late last year was learning some non-Microsoft technologies, one being PHP; a scripting language that is used behind websites in order to provide more dynamic features than ordinary HTML is capable of.  PHP has been in use since  1995 and is one of...

Bringing things up to date …

Every so often, I remember that I have a blog attached  to the site and I make new promises to myself to keep it up to date but it doesn’t seem to happen that often. 2011 was a busy year for me which was one reason I didn’t update...

Speaking of links …

Here’s one I found today in the Wall Street Journal on studies into the nature of happiness … one more of those studies that essentially tell us our grandparents were right after all. Is Happiness Overrated? Study Finds Physical Benefits to Some (Not All) Good Feelings The message I...

March already?

I thought about taking the blog down when I realized how long it had been since I posted here but instead, I decided to say goodbye to Facebook for awhile and devote those misspent energies to something a little more productive. I started a new full-time job in January,...

Switching between Access 2010 windows

A visitor to the site asked about using ALT-TAB to switch between open Access windows.  This refers to the “Windows in Taskbar” feature which was available in Access prior to Access 2007.  You could set Access to display a button for every open Access window on the Windows Task...

JobSearch 2010 Update

JobSeach 2010 is now out of beta testing and version 1.01 is available for download.  If you’re looking for a job or know someone who is, this is a great tool that can help you maximize your search.  JobSearch 2010 includes contact management, lead tracking and flexible reporting all...

New Article: Data Analysis with Microsoft Access

Most of the articles I’ve written on Microsoft Access have been about designing database applications that are meant for regular use.  One of the strengths of Access, however, is its ability to import and link to data from different sources.  Excel does this too but with Access you can...

JobSearch 2010 – Personal Job Search Assistant

JobSearch 2010 is a personal job search organizer that enables you to manage all of your information in one easy to use program.  With this tool, you can maintain complete detail on each lead and have it all instantly available at the click of a mouse or offline through...

Moving beyond Microsoft Access

My latest project came out of left field.  Last Saturday, I was going through some archive files and wanted a way to quickly compare all the subfolders and files in two different directories.  Not having a program to do it, I decided to write one myself in VB.NET.  I...

Sorting it all out …

I wrote awhile back about how I used Outlook to keep track of things I’m working on and store reminders for project ideas that would be great to work on someday.  I’m still getting the hang of it but I’m a little closer.  The Outlook calendar is a great tool. ...