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Long time…

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It has been a long time since I posted. Mainly due to work and a lack of excitement to write about. I am writing this on my HTC Desire phone which less than 24 hours ago deleted all my text messages, some 6,000 in total. Most were boring ‘What time will you be home?’ type […]

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Crowd source pavements

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Just looking at where Google would have me walk to get to a local dry cleaners. It’s literally across the bridge an turn right and that isn’t taking into account turning off early and heading across the park. Surely some enterprising Googler could add a feature where pavements and cycle paths could be manually added […]

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Object of desire

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This post and the one that came previously, were written on my HTC Desire. The WordPress app will allow me to write posts as and when they occur to me instead of what happens now which is they occur to me but are forgotten as I am not near a keyboard at the time. A […]

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Resize a VirtualPC disk

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My 10GB disk on my VirtualPC was nearly full to overflowing so I went looking on how to resize the virtual disk. There’s a free product that does this for you, but to quote an old song “I waved that thing all over the place, my boomrang won’t come back”. In fact I was using […]

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Update

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It’s been a while since I posted, so what has been keeping me busy? Work, it’s getting easier – I think I am getting into the VB6 mindset, but I still hate VBA with a passion. When is the nice .NET extension becoming available? Is it already, and could Reporting Services save our souls (not […]

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VB6 and VBA

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My employer of nearly 3 months is slowly moving to VB.NET. However a lot of their ‘legacy’ apps still need to be maintained and extended to support new methods, etc. This involves VB6 and VBA.  I was always in the position that VB6 was a mickey-mouse program for throwaway apps but not really suitable for […]

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Onwards and upwards

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Life continues. Slowly getting used to the way my new employer does things. It’s a little more strict than previous places but this is the largest organisation that I’ve worked for under one roof. Using VB after a break of 5 years is a real pain but apparently it is only going to be for […]

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Clean again

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Just finished my first week back in work and though it wasn’t a full week, does give one some confidence once again. However, the job isn’t my ideal one – working with mess that is classic VB (could be worse might be PHP) – but it is a job all the same.

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