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The language is the least of my worries (having to install Crystal Reports is far more damaging)
Anyway, a job is a job and this is a nice opportunity to reel in a nice customer later this year (or early next year) and bring them to Azure
"Crystal Reports, with their hard and twisted bodies, their harsh and twisted wills. For a thousand years they have ruled. Yet now, there are only ten: a dying race, ruled by a dying Emperor, imprisoned within themselves in a dying land."
I had one of those a few weeks ago. Cept it was my old project (been here a long time) and it was web based. Since Crystal is on the decline here (only a couple of reports left), it was easier to redo in C# and current CrystalDecisions dll's
Jack of all trades, master of none, though often times better than master of one.
The truth behind charity is that for "most" charities, up to half of the donated money goes to overhead and cost of running the charity and the rest actually goes to the intended target, which can be considerably less than what you thought you were donating.
Always try to donate to charities with low overhead and well documented $$ to target streams.
recent trip my rental car got upgraded to a new (well last year model) mazda,
I'm not travelling a lot, mostly suburban so usually hire a small compact.
anyway this upgraded car had all the fancy stuff, engine stops at the lights, bluetooth to the phone blah blah blah, ... nothing I'm going to bother learning how to use for a few days getting around.
One thing I've noticed in new mid size cars is the windows getting smaller, particularly rear windows.
And it does make a difference, sure it's got a rear view camera but I'm an old fart, when I back up I turn my head down the middle and use the side mirrors.
what a load of crap, can't see sh*t out the back, boot too high, rear side windows tiny and also too high with the fattest rear posts going around.
tried the camera, lined up the projected box ended up crooked and 3 feet away from where I thought I was (because still didn't show right down, camera mounted too high too).
Front view wasn't that great either, rather then sloping bonnet it was flat with rounded just before the end (or front). Seat up as high as possible still couldn't see the tarmac closer than felt like 30 feet in front of the car. Couldn't judge where the front bumper was.
thanks for the upgrade but next time no thanks.
When did new cars (supposed to be safer) get such crap visibility?
I think it's two things:
1) Marketing department putting form miles ahead of function (Ford are spectacular at doing this: tiny rear windows, controls a normal sized driver can't reach easily, controls hidden behind the steering wheel, controls labelled on the back rather than the front, ... but it all looks good until you have to use 'em)
2) Marketing ploy to make you buy the rear view camera option ...
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Please help me out- I'm looking for a small module that was probably intended to be used with some microcontroller or single board computer.
The module had a plug for an USB memory stick and a simple 8 bit parallel interface on the other side. Any 8 bit processor could easily access this parallel interface (as an I/O port for example) and get access to the memory stick. The neat part was that this was not a low lwvel interface. Instead of reading or writing raw sectors, the processor could request or write files and the chip on the module would handle the stick's file system. It did not even cost very much and is effectively all the hard disk a small 8 bit computer could ever hope for.
The problem is that I can't remember what the module was called and searching brought exactly 0.0 results up to now. Can someone point me in the right direction?
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.