Monthly Archives: July 2009

Access Macros Are The Future

  Before anything else I have to admit that I came to the Excel and Access world from the User Community – I did not come to it from a background in professional programming.  So my first experience with automation … Continue reading

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User Maintained Spreadsheet Applications Suck

I have one special application in Excel that I am especially proud of . This app has functioned for 4 years pulling data from a Data Warehouse using OLEDB and merging multiple data sources and using my work as the core of … Continue reading

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Offering Opinions

One of the things I learned a long time ago was “Don’t tell the client how to run their business !!”.   Some clients have taken that to mean not even suggesting business process changes in and around the applications we … Continue reading

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Office 2010 Here We Come !!

Say what you want about the (Ef)Fluent UI (I love it when they don’t think through the possible bastardizations for a word – I especially liked “Back Orifice” – very clever), I think we have to accept that Microsoft has just … Continue reading

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Information Consultants

I was talking to a client a couple of days ago and he said he would be willing to pay me from his own budget as an “Information Consultant” rather than as a provider of IT services.  I can see … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday …..

Over the past weekend I just thought of something that I have to do in the future.  I have to make sure clients do not arrange status meetings on projects for Mondays anymore !! This is because it ruins my weekend before … Continue reading

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Walking and Chewing Gum

I am very thankful for the thoughtful discussion of the previous thread.  Firstly it shows the influence of Mr. Murphy on our community as he has single-handedly woken up my Blog – thank you my friend. Secondly I find that … Continue reading

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