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34 Articles (full articles, general posts, and/or blog topics).

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Group: C++


Topic: Classic C Language

This article describes the procedural C programming for an old MS-DOS based application to scroll and page rows of records in a list retrieved from a binary text file.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102798, KB Topic: Classic C Language
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This article describes the procedural C programming for an old MS-DOS based application to perform text based word processing.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102799, KB Topic: Classic C Language
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Group: Corel Paradox / ObjectPAL Coding





Topic: Paradox & ObjectPAL

This is a simple discussion of a technique I use to create new Paradox reports quickly that are similiar to existing ones, yet functionally different in their purpose. Screen shots are included to illustrate the method I utilize.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102387, KB Topic: Paradox & ObjectPAL
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Topic: Paradox Tables

A simple fix for Paradox data tables appearing totally black in data table view mode.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102547, KB Topic: Paradox Tables
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Topic: ObjectPAL Coding

Takeaway: This article discusses a technique I use to create objectPAL queries that can easily be modified for other purposes such as customized reporting.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102710, KB Topic: ObjectPAL Coding
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This article will discuss an objectPAL coding technique I use to send out an “email blast” from a Paradox data table of email addresses via a third party email client.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102712, KB Topic: ObjectPAL Coding
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An alternate solution for a Corel Paradox query that fails to yield accurate results due to a huge number of records in a data table.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102670, KB Topic: ObjectPAL Coding
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Topic: OPAL: Reports

This is a useful report I made using the Paradox objectPAL coding to create a listing of top customers for a specific sales representative along with an order date range input. It’s a good insight into who your sales people are selling to and how much in a given time period.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102493, KB Topic: OPAL: Reports
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This article describes a Paradox objectPAL ordering trend reporting program I made that accepts a purchase order date range and a non-purchase order date range. It will report customers who bought during the purchase time period, but not during the non-purchase time period. There are 2 versions of this report. The older version uses only objectPAL Tcursors to perform the processing. The newer one incorporates programmatically executed queries in addition to Tcursors. The purpose of this report is to reveal those customers with declining sales.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102393, KB Topic: OPAL: Reports
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Group: Visual FoxPro





Topic: Visual FoxPro (VFP)

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 By Douglas.M, Post #102741, KB Topic: Visual FoxPro (VFP)
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Group: Website Design & Hosting





Topic: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

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 By Douglas.M, Post #102740, KB Topic: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Group: PHP & Delphi for PHP





Topic: PHP

This article describes a simple to use PHP program I made for performing a mass email “broadcast” or “blast” to a mysql database full of email addresses.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102801, KB Topic: PHP
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This article shows how PHP can be used to access a MySQL database to retrieve data for a scroll list. Here, I will discuss one that lists 12 rows at a time on a web page.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102648, KB Topic: PHP
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Group: Computer Tech





Topic: Hardware

This story describes a real life experience I had with a computer that had more than one problem with it.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102804, KB Topic: Hardware
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This article describes 2 PC troubleshooting encounters I had where the outcomes became intertwined with one another.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102683, KB Topic: Hardware
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This article describes a quick, economical way to get up and running after a PC with a viable hard disk fails due to defective electronic components.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102686, KB Topic: Hardware
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This article describes steps for replacing a damaged lcd display in a PC laptop computer.

 

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102729, KB Topic: Hardware
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Topic: RAM

This article describes an online test you can run on your PC to detect the correct type of memory it will use as well as the maximum amount.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102675, KB Topic: RAM
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Topic: Software

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

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102730, KB Topic: Software
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This article discusses how to deal with malware that prevents Windows program icons from running.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102722, KB Topic: Software
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This article describes in detail three useful software utilities for PC users that are available for download at no charge to you.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102805, KB Topic: Software
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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 By Douglas.M, Post #102734, KB Topic: Software
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This article describes a Windows system registry cleaner that does a good job and is free for you to download.

 

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102731, KB Topic: Software
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This article describes how to use the Freebyte ZIP free archiving utility software.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102803, KB Topic: Software
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This article describes a software package you can download for free that offers a great variety of utility software you can use for many PC troubleshooting problems.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102687, KB Topic: Software
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This article describes how to restore the sound on a computer when the audio driver is correctly installed, but the sound is still not working.

 

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102723, KB Topic: Software
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This article describes one of my PC troubleshooting encounters that required a little more thinking and effort than usual.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102676, KB Topic: Software
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This article describes a remedy I have used to address the issue of random web page redirection.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102684, KB Topic: Software
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This article describes a good, highly versatile spyware scanner I use to chase out pesky problems on ailing PCs.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102685, KB Topic: Software
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This article discusses a Windows registry fix to make your PC see a connected CD/DVD drive that isn’t otherwise being detected by the operating system.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102677, KB Topic: Software
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The FileHippo website offers a wide selection of software you may download for free.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102728, KB Topic: Software
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Free DBXtract version 4.50 is available at no charge and it can recover emails from correupted Outlook Express .dbx files.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102678, KB Topic: Software
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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 By Douglas.M, Post #102746, KB Topic: Software
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Group: Computer Industry





Topic: Computer Industry

This article describes my rational for refusing to use a fixed price labor contract for my programming services any longer.

Posted By Douglas.M, Post #102800, KB Topic: Computer Industry
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