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    Douglas.M
    1. The Windows Operating System Is Missing a Crucial Component

    The Windows operating system has never offered a means of controlling the amount and type of software a PC can run relative to its processing power and memory.

    Posted to KB Topic: Software
    8 months ago

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    Mike Prestwood
    2. Windows Max Path+Filename Limit

    What is the maximum file + path name allowed in Windows?

    Posted to KB Topic: Windows Users
    12 months ago

    FAQ

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    Douglas.M
    3. The Situation Dictates Whether Or Not Technology Is Obsolete

    This article discusses a real life example of how I used so called "obsolete" technology to revive a Visual Foxpro manufacturing database that was comprised by viruses.

    Posted to KB Topic: Visual FoxPro (VFP)
    13 months ago

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    Douglas.M
    4. How To Make Web Pages Format Uncommon Fonts Most PCs Do Not Have In Windows Font Manager

    This article describes a cascading style sheet coding technique I use to format uncommon fonts that are not included in the Windows font manager.

    Posted to KB Topic: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
    13 months ago
    (3 Comments , last by iwan.r )

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    Douglas.M
    5. Classic Shell Can Fix A Windows 10 Start Menu Problem

    This article describes a free utility you can download that will format your Windows Start menu to give it a pre-Windows 8 look.

    Posted to KB Topic: Software
    20 months ago
    (4 Comments , last by mprestwood )

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    Sam.H
    6. Control Structures, and Recursion

    Control Flow in a Computer Program: Sequential, Conditional, Iteration.  Also has an introduction to Recursion.

    Posted to KB Topic: Programming
    21 months ago

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    Sam.H
    7. Defensive Programming

    Defensive programming practice.

    Posted to KB Topic: Programming
    21 months ago

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    Douglas.M
    8. A Six Point Checklist To Help Your PC Run Better

    This article discusses some tips for maintaining your PC so it will run more efficiently.

    Posted to KB Topic: Software
    24 months ago
    (5 Comments , last by aakash.r )

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    Douglas.M
    9. Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Removes Unnecessary Entries From Your Windows Registry

    This article describes a Windows system registry cleaner that does a good job and is free for you to download.

     

    Posted to KB Topic: Software
    24 months ago
    (5 Comments , last by Ajay.D )

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    Douglas.M
    10. Easy Steps For Replacing A Damaged Laptop Computer Screen

    This article describes steps for replacing a damaged lcd display in a PC laptop computer.

     

    Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
    24 months ago

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    Mike Prestwood
    1. Borland Database Engine 5.202

    Download BDE 5.202 (includes a small BDE Information utility for testing the installation).

    Posted to KB Topic: Borland Database Engine
    10 years ago, and updated 5 days ago
    (15 Comments , last by Rodney.R2 )

    Download

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    Wes Peterson
    2. Failed Hard Drives and RAID If you've used computers for more than a few years, you know that you don't wonder IF a hard drive will fail - you wonder WHEN. It just happened to me - again. But this time it looks like the results will be pretty painless. The reasons? * RAID Level 1 * Superb Hard Drive manufacturer warranty support
    9 years ago, and updated 16 days ago
    (7 Entries , last by Ava.S2 )

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    lowster11
    3. Google Android Blog

    This is hard trying to nav the boards in my Droid SDK!

    Posted to KB Topic: Wireless Networking
    7 years ago, and updated 48 days ago
    (4 Entries , last by Kim.T )

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    vrani.c
    4. 3 Major mistakes you can make with your website

    website mistakes, website navigation, website layout, marketing strategies, website design

    37 months ago, and updated 48 days ago
    (8 Entries , last by Sam.j )

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    Mike Prestwood
    5. Setup Old App for Developers

    When converting an application, developers need access to a working version of the old app.

    Setup old application so Prestwood developers have access to exercising the application. The old app can be setup at Prestwood, or at the client. If at the client, we need VPN access available to the application throughout the duration of the project.

    Posted to KB Topic: Coding Services Info
    52 months ago, and updated 109 days ago

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    Mike Prestwood
    6. Version Control Initial Checkin

    If the client is an SLA Paradox Support client:

    1. Put a copy of the database (backup ok) on Drive P.
    2. Put a copy of the source files on Drive P.
    3. [OPTIONAL] Add source files to version control.

    If the client is an SLA App Maintenance Client:

    1. Create a version control database for client.
    2. Create a app/project database.
    3. Check in source code.
    4. Put a copy of the database (backup ok) on Drive P.

    Otherwise, putting files on Drive P and/or version control is optional, but billed hourly.

    Posted to KB Topic: Coding Services Info
    47 months ago, and updated 109 days ago
    (1 Comments , last by prestwood2 )

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    Mike Prestwood
    7. Deliverable: Requirements Document

    To Do:

    1. Create a new project ticket to store requirements.
    2. Create 1 tasks or artifact for each specific feature or deliverable to the client. For example, one artifact for the framework, and one for each form, report, and supporting application such as an installation program, or help file. If a printed user manuel is desired, we usually complete that with a separate Documentation project, but you could add that as a task to the requirements document as well.

    2-Step or Rolling Estimates

    With our 2-Step approach, we stop after an initial step-1 effort and seek authorization to build the application. With our rolling estimates approach, we just roll right into building the application frequently starting the initial coding phase toward the end of a Req+Design phase.

    Informal, Formal, and Robust

    For our PSDP informal path, the requirements project is approved and we usually just roll with the requirements project as Step-2 of our 2-Step approach. With our Formal and Robust paths, our preferred technique is to copy the initial requirements into a new project and close the Initial Requirements project as complete prior to building the application. This allows us to establish a baseline of requirements and estimates we can measure ourselves against as the project proceeds. Plus, it clearly documents and changes in scope.

     

    Posted to KB Topic: Coding Services Info
    52 months ago, and updated 109 days ago

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    Mike Prestwood
    8. Document Old System

    Usually includes screenshots with text, access to physical database for reference, or we document existing database. Other documentation might include creating videos of old app focusing on walking through of various use cases.

    1. Create app record in Enterprise Modeling, complete 100%.
    2. Create Old Requirements Document project. Usually best to stick with one task/artifact per screen. Skip General Requirements because that applies to new projects.
    3. Add App Specific Actors.
    4. Add App Specific Definitions.
    5. [Optional] Document old app General Design.
    Posted to KB Topic: Coding Services
    52 months ago, and updated 109 days ago

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    raija.f
    9. Creating content is like making cupcakes

    An article about  Marketing News.

    33 months ago, and updated 5 months ago
    (2 Entries , last by Wagner.Z )

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    Mike Prestwood
    10. Filing

    At least twice a week, file all papers in GRAY slots on top of filing cabinet.

    Posted to KB Topic: Filing (LP/AP)
    42 months ago, and updated 7 months ago

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