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Driving Developers to Drink: Filemaker Edition

May 16th, 2014
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Part 2 in a ∞ Part Series Just spent 3 hours figuring out that Filemaker Pro v11.4 (released late  2011) can’t properly handle Unicode characters in a pulldown menu. That’s right, it’s a known issue since early 2008 – at least two full versions prior to my ‘old’ v11 version: This is definitely a FileMaker […]

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This is what drives Developers to drink…

January 28th, 2014
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I’m talking documentation-that-actively-thwarts-using-the-software here, not cars. Okay, the scene: Night time during a chilly winter. An LCD Monitor glows in silent duet with a USB Keyboard light. The fevered, muted clicking of a keyboard.  The screen showing a cornucopia of layered windows: Multiple shells open – several halted on `man` pages, the other flickering errors […]

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And So It Goes, Again – for the Fourth Time

May 30th, 2010
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Naturally, the day I finally get the game I’ve been waiting for, my Xbox 360 decides it’s going to take a dirt nap.  Two of my previous 360’s have died by the dreaded and greatly feared Red Ring of Death (RROD), another’s DVD was bricked by a mandatory Dashboard Update.  This time it’s the less […]

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‘We are one people. With one will. One resolve.’

October 7th, 2008
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Every time I hear a politician or a religious pundit tell me what I should do, I tend to filter them out.  Then  ask myself why would people want listen?  Then I remember the vision of ‘Big Brother’ from the Apple ‘1984’ commercial : “For today we celebrate the first, glorious anniversary of the Information […]

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Mess up big enough and you too can walk away clean…

March 18th, 2008
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For a surprisingly adept explanation of how the sub-prime mortgage problem is cascading into other markets, check out this Google Docs slide-show: The Subprime Primer Back? Good. Over the weekend there some new directly related to the sub-prime mess: The Week That Shook Wall Street: Inside the Demise of Bear Stearns Nutshell: Over the weekend, […]

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