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India’s $35 Tablet Computer

July 23, 2010 benf101 0

Source: AP So now you can get a $35 tablet computer? At first glance, this sounds awesome. But could this be awesome like government wifi, where the government subsidizes costs and makes it so cheap (or free) that the “free market” can’t help but get it, and the government attaches […]

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A Whole Nother Language II

July 19, 2010 benf101 0

Why not continue with this? Here are some abuses of our language that need to stop now. Error: My car is so dirty it needs washed. Correction: My car is so dirty it needs to be washed. Error: Let\’s split this between the four of us. Correction: Let\’s divide this […]

New Age and the Bible

July 13, 2010 benf101 0

How interesting it is that the New Age movement, or rationale, is paralleled to the Bible. It seems that everything that comes from the mouth of a New Ager is a principle taken from the Bible, with one exception: God is dethroned in the New Age. The more I paid […]

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A Whole Nother Language

July 13, 2010 0

It seems that many people, including well-educated people, are OK with the abuse of certain things in our English language. One of them is the word “another”. Here\’s the deal… “Another” is one single word. If you want to break it apart for the use of adding expletives or other […]

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Finding Duplicate Records In Database

July 8, 2010 benf101 0

If there is more than 1 column with that value it will show up like: COL_TO_CHECK COUNT(COL_TO_CHECK) ————————————————————- Value 3 Value2 2 Value99 4

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C# Database Connections and Queries

July 6, 2010 benf101 0

Create connection string:SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(“Data Source=DATASOURCE\\\\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=DATABASE_NAME;Integrated Security=True”); try { conn.Open(); SqlCommand sql = new SqlCommand(“SELECT * FROM tableName”, conn); SqlDataReader reader = sql.ExecuteReader(); while (reader.Read()) { this.TARGET_ID.InnerHtml += reader[“column”] ; } } catch (SqlException sqle) { sqle.Message.ToString(); }

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BP Sign

July 6, 2010 0

This sign is posted at a BP gas station. “Please notify attendant of any gas spills.” I wasn\’t sure if I should go inside and mention the oil spill in the Gulf. I mean, it says to notify them. The question is, if there is a spill, do I trust […]

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Obama comics

July 2, 2010 0

These are homemade, obviously. I guess there\’s a reason why I don\’t do these professionally.

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Force Flex – A staple of moving

July 1, 2010 0

Recently (as in yesterday) I moved to a new house. This activity, in my humble opinion, is ranked right up there with digging a ditch. If someone asked me if I want to help them move or dig a ditch, it might be a toss-up. On the bright side it […]