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User experience, web, technology

I have a workaround…

Oh, and just so you don’t get the wrong idea, I have a workaround functioning in place of MS Access. It is crazy to me that I had to put together some web pages to accomplish the fairly simple task that Access was supposed to do.

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User experience, web, technology

MS Access is my nemesis.

So, I’ve been working on a project involving OLE data fields in MS Access (exported from SQL server tables). Simply put, the data went in, but it does not come out. Access has trapped the data and is holding it hostage. No ransom amount has been communicated.

I take this to be extremely hostile. I thought applications were supposed to operate with the principle, “Thou shalt not screw thine users nor their data.”

In true Micro$oft form, all I get are esoteric error messages about the OLE server and Active X Controls that don’t go away even after I’ve followed the instructions on the Microsoft tech support documents and other “help-me-gurus–I’m stuck” web sites.

From this point on, I shall do what I can to persuade my clients to not put their valuable information in Access.

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User experience, web, technology

Launched a site yesterday…

I launched the Wieland-Davco web site yesterday. Have a look at it.
The site seems to be moving slowly to me. Since it is using fewer files and those files are leaner, I suspect the server is having some issues.