Category: Other

  • The Way of .Net – A Parody Song for Southwest Fox

    A couple of weeks ago Tuvia Vinitsky shot me a copy of a parody song he wrote and wanted to perform at the Southwest Fox conference. “Hey,” I thought, “we used to do a lot of parody songs back in high school. [Sorry, Big Smitty] I could totally do this.” So I took a few […]

  • Telerik Reporting Review

    When it comes to using a Report Writer in my applications, I had heard talk for years that I should avoid Crystal Reports if possible. “It’s a behemoth.” Some said. “It’s more that you need.” “It’s frustrating.” Well up until recently I was able to remain happily ignorant of the power and fury that is […]

  • I’m Speaking at Southwest Fox 2011

    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 […]

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

    (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 […]

  • Add it Up

    This is another in my ongoing series of posts called “Hey dummy, you figured this out once so write it down in case you ever need it again.” Have you ever needed to sum up a column in an HTML table using JavaScript? Now how about only summing the column if another column in that […]

  • Southwest Fox 2010 Recap

    Southwest Fox 2010 has come and gone. Here’s my take.

  • The Upgrade Trail from Visual FoxPro to Silverlight is Getting Blazed

    If you’re interested in upgrading to Silverlight, Southwest Fox Conference is the place to go.

  • MadFox July 2010 Recap: It’s Like Jazz

    July’s MadFox meeting was like good jazz: we played around with a main theme throughout the night while continually improvising side solos on whatever caught our fancy at the time. We slowly built up to the main theme by reintroducing a theme from a previous meeting, Freshbooks. We discussed some of the features of Freshbooks […]

  • Working Around Microsoft’s ReportViewer #Error Bug

    How I worked around a Microsoft reporting bug.

  • My So-Called Laptop

    Engagdet today has a post called “My So-Called Laptop” in which their writers talk about their very first laptops. This made me think two things: 1. Most of their writers are very young, using Pentium class or higher bought within the last 10 years, and 2. I loved my first so-called laptop. I truly say […]