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Honey, I Shrunk my Project File

I’ve mentioned in the past how difficult M2M’s flavor of VBA is to use. One problem that I haven’t touched on is the problem of VBA file corruption.

M2M VBA File Corruption? What exactly are you talking about?

When I talk about the VBA file, I am referring to the M2VEvents.prj file. This is the [...]

California Dreaming and Shop Floor Data Collection

I’ve had several people message me asking how my trip to California went so I thought I would blog about it. Anyway, I was there for eight days evenly divided between consulting and recreation.

My primary reason for the trip was to implement Shop Floor Data Collection for an affiliate company near Los [...]

Answers are Easy, the Questions are Hard.

In the past year I’ve been doing a lot of T-SQL (Transact-SQL) programming. My current employer has required a great deal of it, and I have searched out several people and places on the internet to gain this knowledge.

However, as I’ve progressed on this journey I’ve noticed a curious thing. The [...]

Well, We’re Movin’ on Up. M2M Migration

Movin’ on Up.

In a previous post, I indicated that I would post my migration procedures. Made2Manage offers instructions to set up a test server and basic migration directions, but they don’t offer recommendations of what exactly should be tested during migrations. This is unfortunate, because only they know where [...]

By Your Command... Scheduler

I got an email from someone regarding this post regarding my preference for Crystal Reports. The question is, “What is Command Scheduler and what is wrong with it?”

First, in this blog I try to emphasize the importance of two way communication. If you don’t understand something, or you think I’m crazy, [...]

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

Well, Thanksgiving is just a week away. Every year about this time I remember one of the funniest episodes of any television show in history. Of course, I am referring to the WKRP in Cinncinati’s Turkey Drop and I still laugh every time I see it.

It’s a helicopter, and [...]

SQL DBA Quiz – I’ll Play Your Game, You Rogue.

Today I was tagged by SQL Ninja Brent Ozar after he was tagged by Chris Shaw for this brief SQL DBA Quiz. His quiz requests that I name two mistakes I’ve made in my career. As someone who celebrates his mistakes, of course I will have to oblige. The title of my post, is [...]

You keep using that report… I do not think it means what you think it means.

The other day, a Made2Manage user who worked in production called me because he had a problem with one of his jobs, as it was not showing up on the Work In Process Report (RPWIP). The report description is as follows:

The Work In Process Report reflects the current value of charges that have [...]

Dark Helmet’s Approach to Project Management.

Spaceballs, the classic film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks, is one of my favorite of all time. It has a star-studded cast, makes fun of a film genre that is near and dear to my heart, and has so many memorable moments and soundbites. Anyway, I watched it again the [...]

“Don’t Panic!” A FastForms/VBA project goes awry….

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, which was a radio show back in the 70′s, is near and dear to the hearts of many geeks. It branched out into many forms, including books and video games, over the years. What I remember most fondly is the Commodore 64 [...]

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