Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sometimes all it takes is a walk

The other day I had a good morning.  A colleague had asked me to help him out on something and we’d just spent an hour going through some options getting pretty much nowhere, finally I told him I was out … Continue reading

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Rolling VBS save script

Want to backup files and don’t have a fancy Database Administrator or sysadmin on 40k that knows his way around SQL Server 08R2 and MS Access , windows server and fully complies with continuous backup? This might prove useful. With … Continue reading

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VBA Function Collection for converting Eastings and Northings to Latitude and Longitude

Some years back we hired a young lad by the name of Iain Brodie on a temporary contract – The week before I had been at an ESRI conference which had extensively discussed Web Mapping and  a speaker had demonstrated … Continue reading

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The Economics of Immortality

It is my contention that there are software houses out there that are losing the plot.  Rather than being in the business of reducing costs for their clients they are increasingly focused on maintaining their own revenues. I would suggest that long term … Continue reading

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Configuration vs Programming

I used to find configuration kind of frustrating – highly repetitive unintuitive and often changing as software versions change. I now consider it a simple exercise in rote learning for which there is no solution except perseverance, patience and determination and … Continue reading

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VBA Function to allow alteration of Key Mapping for Multi-lingual support

Important Proviso : bear in mind that different operating systems have different support for languages – with Windows 7 you require ultimate version of the OS – happy to say that Win 8 has language support as standard. My environment … Continue reading

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Link to a cracking discussion on Developer Operations

Requires registration as restricted access. http://whitepapers.theregister.co.uk/paper/view/3525/

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Wax on Wax off

One of the most useful and easy improvements I ever made to working was simply learning how to touch type. Its never been particularly necessary for programming as I find anytime I’m programming I write relatively little and the combination … Continue reading

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