Filed Under (Visual FoxPro) by WildFire on 06-09-2004

Foxpro-resource link: Don't forget to check the Resources and Downloads section.

How about some RSS Feeds,

VFP and SQL Server stored procedures

Filed Under (Visual FoxPro) by WildFire on 04-09-2004

Unicode characters are returned when you run SQL Server stored procedures (via

Fox.wikis… baby.

Filed Under (Visual FoxPro) by WildFire on 03-09-2004

One of my source of information when I'm doing research is which comes with an RSS Feed by the way. Here are some of the latest updated wikis from that site:

This snippet info-vault of mine is getting huge. I really need to finish that Snippet Organizer project of mine.

September 2004 – VFP Letter from the Editor

Filed Under (Visual FoxPro) by WildFire on 03-09-2004

Time travels too fast indeed. It was like days ago when I posted VFP's August 2004 Newsletter. Now comes Ken Levy's September 2004 - Letter from the Editor.

Although I claim not to belong in that pool of humans with irrational desire to upgrade to the latest software version of their choice, I am really looking forward for this ninth version.

Function RantRelease(PissitivityLevel)

Filed Under (Random.scribbles, work.BLOG) by WildFire on 02-09-2004

Function RantRelease(PissitivityLevel)

In this digital world of ours, everything is but 1 and 0.

Equate those values to Output or LackofOutput.

There is no such thing as 'I-fsckin'-did-my-best' + IIF(PissitivityLevel > nTolerableValue, '!', '.')

Hell no. 'Losers always boast of their best'. Those are Sean Connery's words in that 1996 movie, The Rock.

Output or nothing.

Of course we can never control all the other factors, internal and external... but we have Error Traps to at least minimize, catch, record and refrain from doing such errors 'recursively'.

We also have events triggered during those error occurences. Our behaviours, attitudes... our knee-jerk reactions. I admit though this is one department I should work on. I get terribly annoyed everytime I see a string 0000000s in my life.

Even if these are 'first class zeros'.

When working for and with me, that is one character you should have.

Return IIF(nFumeReleased > (PissitivityLevel/2), PeaceofMind, Rocks)

Nose hair as Data Storage

Filed Under (GFX, Random.links, work.BLOG) by WildFire on 02-09-2004

During our client visit yesterday (just hours ago really since it is still 1:11AM and I'm still up), I asked qs to setup and configure the computers inside the internet laboratory while I was finalizing some database integrity checking.

Yup... these days she's not only involved in database discussions, data flow concepts and usability testing, she's also doing hands on configurations.

She was even able to override that hide START.RUN feature I included in the IUMS program.

Plus she showed me where MSCONFIG was hidden. For years I was thinking this was an 'internal command'. I didn't even bothered looking it up.

But anyway, while she was doing this cleaning of the startup garbage entries through MSCONFIG, running the Novell client application and entering the dummy username and password I created to test the program... she found herself attempting to copy and paste some values from PC-001 thinking she could paste it on PC-002.

Weird and funny really, but this occur to me once in a while. And probably you too have been in this kind of situation.

Which makes me think, what if we can really copy and paste things to a memory within our bodies, let's say the hair on your fingers or your nose, which can easily be retrieved (and pasted) with a short cut key interfaced with a computer.

It could even be used for storage of passwords and stuff.

Yeah I know, you'd point me to those fingerprint/voice/iris-powered technologies. But I'm talking here about the little amount of data which you can store within your body parts and not using your body parts as a the key.

Some of you would probably lecture me of how the brain should be used... but hey if Microsoft was awarded a patent which involves the usage of body as a source of power (power conduit and data bus to be precise and that was more than two months ago), why not use other parts of the body aside from the brain for little harmless amounts of data storage?

But then again... probably I just need some rest.

Spiderman, anyone?

Cathy Pountney: VFP9 Reports

Filed Under (Random.scribbles, Visual FoxPro) by WildFire on 01-09-2004

Cathy Pountney posted two VFP9 report related articles at MSDN: What's New in the Visual FoxPro 9.0 Report Writer and Visual FoxPro 9.0 Report Writer In Action.

Since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated with illusions. Here's one. Probably I'll be posting more illusion-related pictures/artworks from now on.

Besides... "life is an illusion... peel one layer... another one will reveal".