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When migrating an access application to sql server, sql changes all your access date/time fields to sql date/time format. Well, with access you can store the data as any type of date format (short time, long date, etc). Sql stores it all in one format (ex: 05/28/1979 12:48:00). Thats fine, because usually you have control over the data before the end user ever sees it and you can make it look nice with a FormatDateTime or whatever. Well, I ran into a case today, where it was just better to bind a ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:55 PM

I love to be connected. My laptop has wireless. My cell phone can get online. I can plug a cable from my phone to my laptop and use it as a modem when I am on the road. The problem has always been retrieving my email when I don't have my laptop. I can go online with my phone to, but then I have to enter my username, password, pop3 server...etc. Major pain. So for a while I was using rules in Outlook to foward emails to my phone. That worked ok, but I could only get the first 160 charactors ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 22, 2004 6:51 PM

MapPoint 2004 opens every thing up for automation.  You can do some awesome things with it, like download new construction information from the MapPoint .net web service that may impact your route.

Posted On Thursday, June 17, 2004 7:12 AM

Moved in...mostly
Well, 500 miles worth of trips between Lawrence and Kansas City, I am mostly moved into my new apartment. I am a mile away from Kyle's place, so it cuts the commute by about 45 minutes :) Road runner won't have my cable hooked up until the 24th, so I am using my cell phone connected to my laptop to post this. I've been thinking alot about our migration from Access to .net. I am trying to decide if we should continue to support Access as a backend or we should make everybody use SQL/MSDE. I think ......

Posted On Sunday, June 13, 2004 9:06 PM

Hello world
Well, after attending DevEssentials in Kansas City and listening to Jeff Julian speak on the importance of community and blogging your individual development efforts, I decided it would be a good idea to start blogging on my own. I have been moblogging for a while, but this is my first official text post. I live in Lawrence, KS and develop in .net, SQL, and VBA Access for a small virtual company. I have been programming ever since my Dad gave me a Mac Plus and ZBasic at the ripe age of 10. I also ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 8, 2004 4:47 PM

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