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Faithful Catholic - Father of 4, Husband of 1

Delphi, Java and PHP programmer from Southern Wisconsin.

Fairly proud Herzing, UW Madison and UW Rock County Alum


Mar
26
revised Delivery terminology and order of magnitude
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Mar
26
revised Delivery terminology and order of magnitude
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Mar
13
comment Converting mysql and SQLServer tables quickly in an update utility
That's just a good idea. The second part I can't do. I think we could do the first. The only problem is we've got to unpack something we can only figure out with recursive queries. But I think the utility would still be fast - especially if all the blob moving is done in a insert into ... select statement.
Mar
13
asked Converting mysql and SQLServer tables quickly in an update utility
Feb
29
comment PDF help in the software manual
@GrandmasterB I'm not entirely certain any more why we don't use it as the main viewer (that's sort a recent topic of conversation between me and the guy who handed off the project to me). We avoided embedding the activex control until recently - the fallback reader is QuickPDF and it works just as well (we use it for generating the PDFs in the first place).
Feb
29
comment PDF help in the software manual
Nurses are my end users, nurses are my testers. I'm not knocking nurses and neither should you, but yes this is a serious consideration for them and yes, in my opinion, Adobe does drastically change the look and feel of their reader between major versions.
Feb
29
asked PDF help in the software manual
Feb
10
comment Is it a good practice to name the returned variable “result”?
Do you work with a lot of former Delphi programmers?
Feb
6
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
27
comment What is (was) an update channel?
Thanks, even though I didn't want to talk about Firefox in particular, following some of those links showed me a few things about how this stuff might work. A dedicated autoupdate server with some sort of XML file
Dec
27
comment What is (was) an update channel?
@Christian Not to make this a Firefox conversation, which would definitely be more applicable to SU, what's the diff between Aurora and Beta. I know right now one is ver 11 and the other ver 10. But are they both channels? If it is, nightly is actually a pretty cool name as the aurora comes out nightly.
Dec
27
comment What is (was) an update channel?
That's the kind of answer I'd want if I were asking the question on Superuser, and it's useful info, but as a programmer, what is an update channel and what does it mean - is usually done via an SVN extension or a ISAPI plugin or just some sort of XML page that you've got to write custom code to understand?
Dec
27
asked What is (was) an update channel?
Dec
15
comment Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
@sno No offense taken, we just don't happen to have a QA dept. So the boss is like, 'you pretty sure this works?' and we're like 'what could possibly go wrong' and that's the green light. If we landed a 14 million dollar contract making dental software for the coast guard, then yeah we'll think about a QA dept, for now it's pants and seats.
Dec
15
comment Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
10-20 people, in this case means 10-20 facilities = 500-2000 end users. That's a good idea though and something we may need to do in a more serious manner for every update, not just the big ones.
Dec
15
revised Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
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Dec
15
comment Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
Alrighty, I guess this might garner votes, but it's just the obvious answer and the obvious course of action, I'll edit what I was going to say into the question...
Dec
15
comment Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
the original would have been super awesome too, but I replaced select with delete in all my SQL queries and check it all the code 4 minutes before compiling the release.
Dec
15
asked Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
Dec
15
answered Do TODO comments make sense?