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Yesterday ... [Nov. 29th, 2002|10:32 am]
Peter Sheil
... all my troubles seemed so far away.

Actually yesterday ended up as a good day :)

Despite leaving work a bit later than I wanted to and despite being on the M25 for far longer than I wanted *grrrrr* I then had a good time shopping with my sister. She was acting as "image consultant" for a new suit I needed to buy and getting her and my Mun's Christmas presents for me. I know it isn't a surprise if you've already tried the things on but by trying them first you know that they fit and suit you.

I bought a £200 suit that looks v good, and my sister bought trousers, jeans, casual shirts and pullovers (including a cashmere which is just sooooo smoooooth). My sister is trying to change my look to suit the ... hmmm ... shall we say "larger" me. Most of my clothes were bought when I weighed about 20 lbs less than I do now :) I'm sure you can picture the results of this ... "I will get into that pair of jeans." *heaving hard and holding tummy in*

She thinks I should shave off my beard and that will make me look 10 years younger. I'm begining to think she's right - what do you think?

When I got back to my London flat I also found a letter from the London Marathon saying that I've been accepted for next year's race. *yeah* This is good because I'll now have to get down to some serious training and that will be better for me. I just have to keep my positive motivation and actually do it and not procrastinate about all the reasons I cannot go out training today. :) Support from others will be a great help here.

Anyway I'd better get back to the Access application I'm in the process of rewriting to use SQL Server tables and updating the user interface significatly. (oh and also getting all reports to output their data as Excel spreadsheets if the user wants them)

Peace
peter
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From: vivaciousbeauty
2002-11-29 05:55 am (UTC)

*cough cough*

Did you say Access???

I need to brush up on that so umm *ho hum*...will you be on IM on the weekend maybe??

Please please pretty please???
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-11-29 06:07 am (UTC)

Re: *cough cough*

I never stay on that long - I'm doing stuff and moving between Southampton, Potters Bar (just north of London) and Barnet (in north London)

I am on the HotMail Messenger sometimes or ICQ very occasionally ... the PC I have that set up on only just made it up to my London flat and is stacked in pieces in my bedroom.

However you are welcome to post any queries and I'll get back to you when I can. What are you trying to do in Access? Anything in particular or just general "how to" stuff? Generally I find it is better to have an aim, a little project to write, and to learn by doing that.

p
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From: vivaciousbeauty
2002-11-29 10:21 am (UTC)

Re: *cough cough*

Actually, I do know Access briefly when I was in college and had to do a project (4 years ago) but I want to show them I can build it from scratch as opposed to the little wizard they have..any suggestions would be welcome!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-11-29 02:14 pm (UTC)

Re: *cough cough*

Well mostly I use the wizards to create the framework of what I want and then customize it as required.

Have you actually used Access Visual Basic? or did you just use Macros to do stuff? What version of Access did you use? Getting experience in the latest - or the version they'd want you to use would be good.

Access has a training databasae - Northwind - have a look at that and you can see the techniques they use. Then try and build a simple system yourself - use the wizards to build the main application then customize some bits.

Chat more if you want - give me the answers to some of those questions and I can be more helpful.

Peace
peter
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From: vivaciousbeauty
2002-11-29 03:43 pm (UTC)

Re: *cough cough*

I'll try that first -- the system I would be using isn't the most up to date one either
thanks!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-11-30 06:47 am (UTC)

Re: *cough cough*

OK, well if you do want anything else just ask -
can't guarantee I can solve everything but I'll do my best :)
peter
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[User Picture]From: desert_fae
2002-11-29 10:28 am (UTC)

London Marathon

YEAH! :)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-11-29 02:30 pm (UTC)

Re: London Marathon

Good eh? Now I have to get fit :)
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[User Picture]From: ids
2002-12-01 11:46 pm (UTC)

Re: London Marathon

Kudos to you for this. I chickened out, personally. I did find a quite useful website which works out training programmes for people who are doing marathons. Perhaps worth a look, if you don't already know about it.

I look forward to finding out your completion time :)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-12-02 12:35 am (UTC)

Re: London Marathon

Thanks for that link - I've saved it and will look at it later. I have already run the London Marathon once and came in just under 7 hours but had major blister problems half way round ... lets just say that the trainers still have the blood stains :( I'm hoping to do it in around 4:30 this time, but I'll be happy to get under 5 hours.

Cheers
peter
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