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Mike Prestwood
Boards back up and running!
Okay, the Prestwood Boards are back up and running. The server took a nose dive and it's now working again., , Mike
15 years ago
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totality
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15 years ago
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Mike Prestwood
Prestwood name change
We're thinking about changing the name of our company from Prestwood Software & Consulting to just Prestwood Software. Now that The original thought behind the longer name was that we wanted everyone to be able to identify by our name that we are a consulting firm and software maker. The reason we're thinking about shortening it is because it is shorter. Confused Prestwood Software & Consulting is harder say, longer to write, etc. So the central question is, "Is the '&Consulting' required?", , Any thoughts? Big Grin!
18 years ago
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ScottCybak
I missed this thread a while ago - but if it's worth anything, i thought the previously mentioned "Psst" was great!
17 years ago
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tc
Game is over (reality check)
I did support and development for RBASE, then Paradox. When Access 1.0 came out no threat, 2.0 was better and 97 flat out buries Paradox. Sorry folks, being an expert in Paradox is like being a Novell expert, no one cares, the game is over. If you wise up you'll also realize that if you can do VBA the next step is VB and you can be a real programmer.
18 years ago
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Melody.W
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37 months ago
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Thread 22 of 25
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Mike Prestwood
Attack on America
The Team at Prestwood would like to send our heart felt sorrow to those that perished or were hurt in the unbelievable attack on America and american life today.
18 years ago
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Thread 21 of 25
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rt
The BS Factor?
Just to show my devotion to duty I read my copy of the latest Prestwood news thingy - and to show maximum comprehension of the subject I even read the job adds... but what is the 'BS FActor'?, I mean, from the UK I fully understand what the BSE Factor is, but not the BS. I couldn't find it in the online Pardox help either., Could somebody enlighten me?, rt Now that
17 years ago
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Leonard
You know what's so geat about the old style sneakers? If you step in any BS, HS or DS, you can throw them in the washing machine. Usually though, the sneakers go back on one's feet a lot like the glove went back on OJÆs hand, which some might consider BS.
17 years ago
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cheddar
Professional Resume Service
Ok so being a developer does not always give one the skills to write an effective resume. Can anybody recomend a service to craft a good professional (technical) resume? I've been writing my own for years and I think my version just doesn't accurately express my experience., , Thanks in advance.
15 years ago
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mprestwood
I would keep it in the same area. Just make it clear which is your current specialty or specialties.
15 years ago
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rt
How to cook a turkey?
...and a total change of topic... can anyone out there suggest something politely American to do with a turkey as my wife has some fantasy of cooking a Mid-November-UK-Style-ThanksGiving-Nosh. , Seriously, any recipies....., rt Big Grin!izza:
17 years ago
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Scott
Okay, perhaps I forgot the [b]initialization[/b] section of the unit..., , , , By including the seldom-used [b]SysKitchenUtils[/b] unit, and assigning the following properties:, , ShortCookingWeightFormat := wUSPounds;, ShortCookingTemparatureFormat := ctUSFarenheit;, , Big Grin!
17 years ago
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Thread 18 of 25
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Mike Prestwood
New Message Board Software
Hi all, I spent today updating our message board software. Now you can reply to the middle of a thread. Some message board software use this approach and some use our old approach. I like this new approach because when you reply to a thread it "feels" like you are replying to the whole thread and someone who posted before you could get hurt feelings because they think you are talking about them. I also enhanced some of the display and formatting. Enjoy!
9 years ago
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mprestwood
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9 years ago
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Mike Prestwood
New Message Board Look
Hi all, This weekend I deployed a new message board look and I'm interested in your thoughts.
  • New Overview main page - gives easy access to most popular data (boards, recent threads, and no reply threads).,
  • No groups on left menu - the left side menu was getting too complex so I removed the links to groups in favor of a list on the overview page. Now you don't have to scroll down to go to your favorite board.,
  • All Topics (the old main page) is now an option in the left side menu.,
  • Updated text.
  • Let me know what you think!
    11 years ago
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    Andy.B
    I really like the new color changes. At least I think they're new. I like the blue and green. Pretty nice. The use  of gray seems to be up too. That's a good thing.
    11 years ago
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    Langley McKelvy
    Website Problem
    Sorry, I can't find anywhere else to post this and I know RT slips around down here now and then. When I am logged in, I click on my profile and I am immediately instructed to either register or login. I click the login link, assuming this is some type of security whatsit, and then I get the same message. So... I can't get to my profile. What gives?
    15 years ago
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    lmckelvy
    [QUOTE]I hope these mistakes do not happen when arresting folks........................ [/QUOTE]Sometimes.... - but those are easier to correct, because we can always resort to MSU Big Grin!
    15 years ago
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    Mike Prestwood
    Feedback wanted on new look
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    16 years ago
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    mprestwood
    JackC: Okay, I fixed the smtp error. Thanks.
    15 years ago
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    rt
    Trouble at mill?
    Have you been having problems with the boards or server thingies as for the last couple of days it has been taking what seems like hours to load the boards? Other web pages seem to behave as normal and there is no difference if I use another ISP. , By the way 'trouble at mill' is some strange olde north of England expression which appears to mean 'trouble at mill'and probably of the cotton variety during the industrial revolution when CPM was invented., rt Roll Eyes
    18 years ago
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    rt
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    18 years ago
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    Leo
    Chicken or the egg
    Just for fun I've decided to move some coments from a post here since I've had some new input:, , [QUOTE]So what was first the chicken or the egg?, (Leo)[/QUOTE] [QUOTE]George Carlin answered this question quite nicely., "The chicken is an actual chicken, while an egg is a potential chicken. Since actuality precedes potentiality [in a pristine environment], the chicken had to come first.", (Mac)[/QUOTE] [QUOTE]Then again... The egg is an actual egg, while the chicken is a potential egg, and even then only under ideal conditions ie it has to be a live chicken, a hen with access to a rooster .... etc etc LOL, (Leo)[/QUOTE] [QUOTE]The chicken is an egg's way of making another egg, (John Perry Barlow)[/QUOTE]
    16 years ago
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    rt
    There's not actually a great deal one can usefully add to this, except to ask which are the "but it is quite rare in vertabrates" exceptions and would it be wise to avoid having them as pets Confused
    16 years ago
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    Mike Prestwood
    New Quote Post Feature!
    Now you can quote a particular thread post as part of your reply. Check out the new Quote option that is part of every post. Cool I also cleaned up the thread view so that it looks a bit cleaner and contains more white space. Each post of a thread is now separated from the other replies and the thread starter always gets a white background (the rest alternate between light gray and lighter gray). Enjoy!
    11 years ago
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    Wes
    Three out of four? C'mon.  I say 4 out of 4, plus extra anchovies. (My boss made me say that) Wink
    11 years ago
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    Thread 11 of 25
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    Mike Prestwood
    Q. Do you like our newly redesigned websites?
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    9 years ago
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    Anonymous
    Long time Delphi programmer here. I stop by PrestwoodBoards every few months and today I was surprised by all the changes. Nice job. --J, --- Johnathn
    8 years ago
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    Mike Prestwood
    Server Slow Down
    I just got back from camping in South Lake Tahoe and found the message boards have been slooowwww for days. I rebooted the server and it seems to be working fine now...hmmm...not sure why. I don't know if it was resources, a virus, or a hacker. Oh well., , Tomorrow morning I'm heading back to South Lake Tahoe for camping (my family is there now). I came back to meet with a client for Delphi training for the day). I'll be back Monday. Until then I'll have someone here check the boards daily.
    17 years ago
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    Mike Prestwood
    Graemlins now working!
    I just updated the boards. Let's see if inline graemlins work. Big Grin! Hey, they do! Big Grin! Cool! Now that I can't get enough of this... Eek!
    17 years ago
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    lmckelvy
    "I think graemlin overload approacheth", , I reported his first post, but nothing was done about it... heh-heh-heh Big Grin!
    17 years ago
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    rt
    Drums...!
    Whilst looking for inspiration for a current Paradox project I noticed that our mentor Mike A Prestwood has "drums" listed as an interest., I assume he doesn't mean the 45 gallon variety so can I tempt him into cyber print by saying that even in the UK we are not that out on a limb as amongst others I own a Radio King snare, I am intrigued - tell me more Mr Prestwood !
    19 years ago
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    rt
    There's no answer to this is there! Shall we quit while we're still ahead?, rt
    18 years ago
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    help me @ delphi
    delphi program
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    18 years ago
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    Rick Carter
    O Prestwood, My Prestwood!
    So what the heck is this "My Prestwood" account anyway, and is it something I would want?, I absoultely refused to use the "My Computer" icon for years because I hated the cutesy name, and still refuse to put my data files in "My Files."
    17 years ago
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    mprestwood
    Resistance is futile! Yikes!
    17 years ago
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    CliffSuttle
    Bill Wins!!!
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    17 years ago
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    Leo
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    17 years ago
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    DragonSlayer
    Your favorite programming language?
    Your favorite App programming language
    17 years ago
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    stevecarmeli
    If you have a community college where you live, you can even take a cheap 1-unit walking class and qualify for the educational version of MS Visual Studio Professional. That way you can purchase your programming toolset for around $100 + the price of the class, which should be around $50 or less. That's around $800 of software for around $150. KyrioSoft
    9 years ago
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    wwbanks101
    Paradox vs Access
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    18 years ago
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    wwbanks101
    No, I haven't got it figured out yet. I must be missing some basics.
    18 years ago
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    Scott Wehrly
    *** Message Board Looks ***
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    18 years ago
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    mprestwood
    Thanks. I'm glad you like the new look. I too was getting tired of scrolling up and down. I think this will work out great!
    18 years ago
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    Rick Carter
    Linux Forum?
    Why is there no Linux forum here? I know I'd visit if one was available.
    18 years ago
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    rt
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    12 years ago
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