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The WRONG way to clear an Access table

I swear, I haven't seen something this stupid in a very long time (and I work with Access everyday).

DoCmd.OpenTable "TblOracleUploadAdjs", acViewNormal, acEdit
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSelectAllRecords
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdDelete
DoCmd.Close acTable, "TblOracleUploadAdjs"

For the uninitiated, what this does is open a table up, select all the records, deletes them, then closes the table. The better way to do this would be to execute the following query:

A legacy system rebuild gone wrong

This is one of the better articles on the site. Basically, a large company took their successful, but aging mainframe system, hired some right-out-of-college hotshots to build a new system in the latest language (VB.NET? Seriously?), and failed miserably. Great exercise in bad software engineering. Reminds us to be more careful when we brazenly think we can replace an existing system. Also a good reminder that the language and syntax doesn't matter, the architecture matters more.

Sandisk Sansa View MTP Mode in Kubuntu 7.04 Linux

Update: I've since bought an iPhone 3G. Thanks for nothing Sandisk.

If you're trying to get your Sandisk Sansa View MP3 player to work in MTP mode in Linux, follow the instructions on this Ubuntu Forums thread:

Here's my addendum to those instructions and how well they worked for me.

My Setup

Ron Paul's Boston Tea Party 2007 Video from Faneuil Hall

This is a video from inside Faneuil Hall. There were guest speakers in support of Ron Paul including a family member of his. Please note, the camera is pointed at the audience about 15 minutes in the beginning due to an error.

Ron Paul Media Blitz @ Tea Party 2007

The Ron Paul Boston Meetup Group has gathered money for a media advertising blitz and needs your help. We'll be putting ads on local and Southern NH radio stations. These ads will be related to Ron Paul in general as well as the Boston Tea Party 2007 event.

Pub Cheese Recipe

This cheese is great as a spread, but not thin enough to be a dip.

1 8 ounce package of cream cheese (softened)
1 8 ounce plastic tub of sharp cheddar cheese (softened) (preferably Wise Spread brand)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce (depending on taste)
1/2 or 1 teaspoon horseradish (depending on taste)
Combine all ingredients into a stand mixer (if you do not have one you can use a blender or a food processor) and mix together until well blended.

Chocolate Ron Paul coins may violate official Ron Paul Liberty Dollar gold coins

Amir, a brilliant young MIT student, has produced chocolate Ron Paul coins to spread the word and get our man elected. He is currently selling them at cost. However, he is using the likeness of Bernard von NotHaus' existing gold and silver Ron Paul Liberty Dollar coins to help sell the chocolate ones. Bernard's website states "All Rights Reserved". This is a problem.

Bernard's email

RE: Ron Paul Liberty Dollar Chocolates

Selective Colorization - 1st Attempt

My lazy Sunday afternoons are a constant quest to learn something new. This particular day it was about digital photographic post processing. More specifically, isolating a subject and making the rest of the photo black and white around it. In my case I have a picture of a girl with a slightly blurred tree in the background. To further isolate the model from the background, I've decided on this approach.


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