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deduping in MS Access 2000 posted: Wed 2011-08-24 12:51:04 tags: databases
For lots of list-cleaning purposes, a spreadsheet is preferable to a database. Up to 2000, MS Excel was limited to around 65,500 rows, and even now OpenOffice Calc is limited to about 1 million rows; so if you need to operate on lists that exceed your spreadsheet limits, then you need to work in a true database manager application, such as MS Access. In Excel, you might sort your list by the column you were deduping, and use a formula to increment a count or simply show a flag word if the current record... (...more)
"hidden" icon posted: Sat 2011-08-20 14:19:14 tags: phosphoros
For some reason the checkbox-type input element to flag entries under editing as "hidden" is, itself, invisible in the edit page. I know it's there, I can see the selection outline if I tab to it, but I can't tell if it's toggled. I could deal with it easier if I at least had an indicator in the entry template to tell me if the entry was flagged hidden. A little twiddling and here's what I came up with: :X At first I tried an inline style spec including a "title:'hidden'" attribute. I don't know ... (...more)
targeted exercises posted: Sat 2011-08-20 13:25:38 tags: fitness
After 10 sessions of treadmill cardio, I can safely say my limits stem from: 1. Breath. I found a groove a couple sessions ago, ~4.8mph jogging, where I felt like I could sustain my breathing indefinitely if my muscles could keep up. CV training will naturally pull up pulmonary efficiency, but the process would be aided by including respiratory exercises in a muscle-targeting routine. Conventional Western medicine generally prescribes aerobic (i.e., cardio) exercise for pulmonary rehabilitation. Yoga spec... (...more)
mileage posted: Fri 2011-08-19 21:09:58 tags: fitness
Session 10: 3.3mi / 50min, peaked at 5.8 or 5.9mph. My best jog phase was half a lap at something like 5.5mph, then slowing to 4.8ish to complete the lap. I was feeling a bit off-peak throughout the run, which made my form a little sloppy. I think that has something to do with what I'm eating and/or when; I might get back in the swing of energy bars if it strikes a better balance between feeling torpid as much as 4 hours after a protein-heavy meal, and being distracted by hunger signals halfway through a r... (...more)
misc posted: Thu 2011-08-18 09:49:31 tags: wishlist, ofbiz
Wanted a funnel to make it a little easier to get Tang powder into my reused 1qt Gatorade bottles. Publix has sets of 3 plastic funnels for 2.89. It may seem cheap but I'm not spending $3 after sales tax for one plastic funnel that costs the manufacturer pennies to make, and two more that I don't need. Target had basically the same set-of-three bundle deal going on, just priced higher. Screw em, somewhere in my wanderings I'll find someplace that wants to sell me exactly as many funnels as I actually need.... (...more)