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Spots In My Eyes & Ringing in My Ears…

Sometimes life walks up and hands me a soapbox onto which I can’t help but climb. There are those who tell me that the number of soapboxes you find increases exponentially the older you get. But I really don’t think this particular issue is just me. In fact, I believe this is one of those few cases, where I am …

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Ambassadors At Large

About fifteen years ago when I started my own business, I got the opportunity to write custom programs for clients of a company named Automatic Data Processing (ADP). ADP does a lot of different things including providing payroll-processing services to thousands of companies of all shapes and sizes across the world. Often, they run across a company that likes to …

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Easter Show 2008 – WMOX

Listen to the 2008 Easter Show on WMOX AM-1010 in Meridian. Easter Show – Hour 1 Easter Show – Hour 2 Easter Show – Hour 3

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Christmas Show 2007 – WMOX

Bill Smith, Dumpster Dawg and Paul Tarver celebrate Christmas, 2007 with stories and familiar Christmas music. I highly recommend checking out Part 1 and discussion about being in situations you just want to get through! Christmas Show – Part 1 Christmas Show – Part 2 Christmas Show – Part 3

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Green Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Is For Aliens

Pardon me while I climb up on my soapbox for a minute. The time has come for me to get something off my chest and it ain’t the grey hairs growing there. I’ve about had all I can stand and it’s driving me nuts. Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream eaters are some of the most inconsiderate people in the world …

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Go Ahead…Think Outside The Box

I know, I know, my next tech post was supposed to be about connecting to FirebirdSQL database tables via an ODBC connection. I promise it is coming, but in the meantime, I had an epiphany the other day and I wanted to share it.

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Visually Create, Edit & Maintain FireBirdSQL Databases

Ok, in the last post, I explained how to install FirebirdSQL with the basic (and perfectly acceptable) default settings. When I first decided to start working with Firebird, I was intimidated because I really didn’t know that much about SQL and working with the included ISQL.exe command prompt seemed a bit cryptic to me. If you’ve been working with SQL …

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Installing FireBirdSQL

I described in a previous post¬†some of the work we’ve done with FirebirdSQL and now it is time to get to work. FirebirdSQL is a relational database that runs on Linux, Windows and many different Unix platforms. It was originally developed in 1981 and has existed under various names and incarnations since that time. Before being released as open source, …

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My First FireBirdSQL Project

In 2006, I was approached by my client using the AgentTrax Sales Management system that I began working on in 2000, because they wanted a web-based front-end to allow their agents (at the time numbering around 8,000 active agents) to contract online as well as to have a place for active agents to enter their sales production and distribute that …

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Lingering After Effects of FoxForward 2007

Having just returned from FoxForward 2007, I can say that the recovery process may never be over. I saw more things that I want to implement than I have time to implement, but I’m making a solemn promise to try get them all done. FoxForward 2007 for me was simply one of the best experiences and I highly recommend the …

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