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“Function Sequence Error” in VFP Remote Views

Posted by in FoxPro on 07. May, 2012 | 2 Comments

This was a first for me. An application that had been working fine suddenly started throwing a “Function Sequence Error” when retrieving data from a remote view. That error message was a little misleading, as I didn’t have any functions in my view that could even be out of sequence! Googling around didn’t lead to […]

But What Do You *Do*?

Posted by in Database, FoxPro, Web on 04. May, 2012 | No Comments

I’m often asked “What do you do?” Depdending on whose asking I’ll give an answer ranging from “I work with computers,” to “I design and implement custom solutions that help business operate more efficiently.” A common followup question is, “Can you design a website?” Well…yes, but that kid down the street can probably do what […]

SQL Saturday #118 Recap

Posted by in Community Relations, Database on 01. May, 2012 | No Comments

I was pretty stoked when I heard about Madison hosting its first “SQL Saturday,” and even more so when I was chosen to speak! I have to admit that when I was told my session was chosen, I thought “They must be pretty desperate for speakers.”  More on that in a moment, but first I […]

Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook

Posted by in Hardware, Programming, Web on 15. Mar, 2012 | No Comments

I was recently fortunate enough to receive a review copy of “Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook” by Boydlee Pollentine from Packt Publishing. This book was timely for me as I’m seeing a lot of interest by my clients in mobile development. You see, a lot of them have their applications (some of which I […]

Catching Up: I’m Speaking and Writing and Reviewing to start 2012

Posted by in Community Relations, FoxPro, Web on 30. Jan, 2012 | No Comments

It’s been way too long, so it’s time I caught everybody up on what’s been going on over here. As you might guess from the lack of posts I’ve been kinda busy, but that’s really no excuse. Last weekend I just got back from FoxCon 2012 in Toledo. This is a great regional conference for […]

November Geek Lunch Recap

Posted by in C#, Community Relations, Database on 10. Nov, 2011 | No Comments

Thanks to everyone who braved some pretty bad weather to make it to today’s meeting. Here’s a recap of what happened: We started by talking about “Brownfield” development, including strategies for staying disciplined when time and budget are considerations. A great book was suggested: Working Effectively with Legacy Code.  One key strategy to making sure you […]

I’m Speaking at Southwest Fox 2011

Posted by in Community Relations, FoxPro, Other on 13. Sep, 2011 | 2 Comments

It occurs to me that I’ve neglected to blog about the fact that I’m speaking at Southwest Fox 2011. For those unfamiliar, Southwest Fox is the premiere Visual FoxPro Developer’s Conference. It’s at a fantastic resort in Gilbert (Phoenix suburb) AZ, and like all conferences the people are fantastic. I was invited to speak there […]

The type specified in the TypeName property of ObjectDataSource ‘xx’ could not be found.

Posted by in C#, FoxPro on 11. Jul, 2011 | 1 Comment

This one gets me every time, so I’m going to write it up in hopes that next time I search for it, I’ll find my own solution. Situation: You’ve created a datasource in your .Net app, and want to use it on your report (RDLC). You create the report, point to the new Dataset, drop […]

Salty Dog Solutions, LLC Merges with Geeks and Gurus, Inc.

Posted by in Blog, Other on 24. Jun, 2011 | 1 Comment

(Today, I sent this letter to my clients) I am very excited to tell you that Salty Dog Solutions, LLC, is being acquired by Geeks and Gurus, Inc.. Before you panic, let me assure you that from your perspective nothing will change except the name. I will still be the person you call when you […]

Salty Dog Solutions is out of Beta, into the Cloud

Posted by in Blog on 24. May, 2011 | 2 Comments

It Starts as a Fish Tale In accordance with good Feng Shui, and just because I like to have it around, there is a small aquarium in the corner of my office. I set it up when I started Salty Dog Solutions in 2008 and its first tenant was a beautiful red and blue Betta […]