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  • For a week now I have had a warning when shutting down saying that there was yet another update to install on shutdown...

    I did not really check on it for that long, but today I decided to check the auto-update as I was running the computer. There was the installation ready to be run. So I clicked on the button to start the installation.

    After a moment, the installation process stopped with a really weird error:

    Error message: Code 13EC, it's an unknown error.

    It's funny that any programmer would create an error that the computer cannot figure out... Way beyond me.

    This being ...

  • Introduction

    Often, when you build a website, you want columns.

    Common designs include

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    My Boring Story

    Microsoft Office is making progress... or... is that really progress?!

    I got a great little surprised when I met face to face with Access 2007 and all the menus were gone. I wasn't warned about that one! Not only are they gone, you MUST use little tiny icons in the place of menus so it takes you an awful long time to learn the icons, but not just that, YOU have to choose which icons will appear on your toolbar.

  • I just switched my websites from one server to another and noticed that on my main company site (http://www.m2osw.com) I would get a # at the end of the URL. Automatically added somehow. Thinking that could be a bad guy I checked the code and could not really see anything.

    Hitting "Back" once, I noticed that the # would be transformed to #atssh-digg. I don't have anything specific about digg on that page except the AddThis button. That adds Digg among some 150 different systems where you can share my pages.

  • Error about a local certificate?!

    The other day, I got a new certificate from godaddy.com. I installed the certificate by replacing the files and simply restarting Apache. I then checked in Sea Monkey and it worked great. Checking the certificate it told me "valid for another 3 years."

  • As I was working on a new Report, I had two fields with computations.

    These are easy to handle, for example, for a Total you write something like this:

    =[Quantity]*[Price]

    And you get a product of the quantity and the price.

    That works great. At first I had a very simple query and it looked like there was a problem in computed field, but I still decided to first add the WHERE clause to allow the user to limit the data to a given set of dates:

    WHERE (((Invoice.CreatedDate)>=[Enter start date:])
       AND ((Invoice.CreatedDate)<=[Enter end date:]))

    Notice all the parenthesis. Also ...

  • As I was looking for a COFF Browser today (a tool that would show me the internals of a DLL or EXE file) I stumbled upon a page talking about Assembly Language and the GoAsm tools.

    The page is here: [page was removed]

    Interestingly enough, he has a link to an advanced assembler called GoAsm. This is specifically for MS-Windows and they do not release the source code of the assembler (at least, not that I can see...) But it is still interesting to see such tool suite around. 8-)

  • Problem: Associate, easy! De-associate... but how?!

    The association of a label with another widget is easy to obtain. You want to do that especially if you want to hide the widget or apply some similar effects to it so both, the widget and its label are affected. This is especially true if you hide the widget.

  • In MS-Access, you can select a special value for your combo boxes called:

    "Find a record on my form based on the value I selected in my combo box"

    In older versions of MS-Access, all you had to do is select the option and be done with it. However, the option would have no effect if the form was not properly assigned a source query.

    In order to paliate to that problem, Microsoft decided to check the current form status and, if unlinked, hide the option altogether so you cannot make a mistake.

    The problem is that for many people the train of thought was not automatically that way.

  • You may have noticed that whenever you create a Datasheet you can double click on the right edge to resize the column to the widest text currently defined in that column.

    This is neat but if I create a table with 10 columns, that's work. Especially if I need to reload data in that table each time I use it, 10 times an hour. (i.e. 100 x double click would definitively kill me!)

    Of course, you may not need to resize all 10 columns each time, but wouldn't it be neat to have the columns width auto-adjust with the data you put in that Datasheet table?!

    I think it would be!

    The solution

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