I have been asked to make a proposal to upsize an Access database to allow for a few more concurrent users (currently 10) and ideally improve the overall performance of the system. Am I getting in over my head? [more inside]
posted by cbrody
on Mar 10, 2009 -
A Visual Basic 6 (ugh) runtime file distributed with our internal Access database has been killed by a recent Windows security update. It's hard to gather support information (especially since VB6 is about 8.7 million years old) and so I was wondering if anyone out there can help me track down a more recent copy of the runtime file in question—msflxgrd.ocx—or otherwise fix the problem? [more inside]
posted by bcwinters
on Mar 9, 2009 -
Are there any Kinkos, business centers, copy centers, cybercafes etc. in Los Angeles (downtown, silverlake, west side, ANYWHERE!) where I can pay by the hour to use a really fast (T1) internet access so I can upload 5GB of files to a coworker? [more inside]
posted by ronenosity
on Mar 4, 2009 -
My son (12) has saved his lawn mowing money and is buying a refurb Ipod touch. I want to mediate his internet access, if possible, at the router level. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Feb 26, 2009 -
I need a one-time conversion of a Access 2003 database file (.mdb) to an Access 2000 database file. I tried OpenOffice to no avail. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Feb 10, 2009 -
I have remote access to my work computer from any other computer via Citrix. Would I be able to access my work computer in the same manner from a T-Mobile G1 phone (or from any other similar cell phone)? [more inside]
posted by amro
on Jan 26, 2009 -
Dell Optiplex 170,
XP Home SP2,
Out of Warantee,
no recover disk, no way of making one. This was bought a while ago for use as basic internet access. Sat in a corner unused for a long while. Loaded AVG Free and Zonealarm via dialup for anticipated use on cable internet. AVG installation balked.
Had cable installed. The Comcast installer could hold the connection with this unit for less than a minute before it dropped. The connection is stable with both the installers laptop and my SOs work laptop. I removed all personally installed software. AVG and Zonealarm could not be removed. Goback would only go as far as the probable install date of AVG. I get a corrupt install message with both uninstalls.
The latest Windows Installer Cleanup tool did not help. Any suggestions in how to ressurect this beast? Is reformatting and loading Ubuntu my only option?
posted by Raybun
on Jan 7, 2009 -
I've been unsuccessful in getting an old pc up and running with Ubuntu or some other *nix OS. I am wondering. Is it possible to use VPN or ssh from my computer to my Dreamhost account to create a secure tunnel to their servers into to the internet? I'm using 0.00 gb on my account for bandwidth. Sound doable? [more inside]
posted by BoldStepDesign
on Jan 3, 2009 -
Any advice on setting up a wireless access point for a cafe for a budget of under $200? [more inside]
posted by geos
on Jan 3, 2009 -
I have a really cool job: I help low-income/minority students get into college.
(It's perfect for me because I'm passionate about educational access and I get to work with young people one-on-one, but I'm not tied down to a classroom.)
Right now, my job is short-term, a la Teach for America, but I'd like to stay in the educational field and turn this job into a long-term career.
My question is two fold: How do I go about finding jobs like this and what sort of educational credentials/degrees do I need to qualify for these jobs? [more inside]
posted by chara
on Dec 30, 2008 -
I am tasked with preparing a multi-category, filterable timeline as a work project. I think Access is probably the best way to do this, but I need some help with the mechanics, or suggestions on where to find a template. [more inside]
posted by Inkoate
on Oct 11, 2008 -
I've just arrived in Spain and my iPhone wont access the internet even though it recognizes the hotel's WiFi network. My Apple Air laptop works just fine with this same wifi network. Why isn't my iphone enabling safari or email access on the iPhone? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
posted by emberm
on Sep 21, 2008 -
Our companies IT department can proxy into my computer from1500 miles away and see what I have on it and make changes etc. How does this work? Is it a software program or more a matter of them identifying their computer with the same information (you know, that number that all computers have , their address?) as mine?
posted by tinbigd
on Sep 8, 2008 -
What are some LESS obvious things that can disqualify someone from obtaning a job, car, or an apartment? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors
on Sep 2, 2008 -
I have a three person Mac OS X office where we need to have remote access to about 4GB of files. I have looked around extensively for a solution and so far have not found an acceptable one. We have tried to use Back to my Mac and Apple Remote Desktop but the other two users are not that technically adept and it seem too complicated for them. Out problem is further complicated by the fact that we sometimes access the same files, so we can have version problems as well. Back to my Mac has never worked period.
Could I use Amazon S3 storage? And manage with Subversion or Git? Are there reasonable clients for Subversion and Git. Drobo with network card seem over the top and too costly.
Having the files on the cloud would be a perfect solution, however a local solution that could be accessed from anywhere will work as well.
To further complicate we are thinking of having one person access via PC.
posted by thinktwice
on Aug 19, 2008 -
How do I best store information about transactions with contacts and companies in an Access 2003 database? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram
on Jul 24, 2008 -
I am at a new job with restricted internet access. They have a list of white listed sites, but no one seems to know what sites are on the list, and I can't ask anyone because the company uses a third party solution and their website doesn't have a list of the sites..
Is there a program that will determine what sites are on the white list by brute force?
posted by Infernarl
on Jul 14, 2008 -
How do you all manage the information that you find in various places, online and off, and make it findable later? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23
on Jul 10, 2008 -
Access 2003: I have this database that is truly awesome along with some equally awesome queries. Co-workers have recognized this awesomeness and want to start running their own queries but know nothing of Access. Is there a user-friendly option? [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Jul 1, 2008 -
We use clinical software that uses a MS SQL database. It has a five million records weighing in at 40 GB. The software doesn't have a mobility option but we need one. The company has it on their feature request list but its at least 3-5 years away. HELP. [more inside]
posted by bleucube
on May 29, 2008 -
Recommend me a low cost terminal/pc/laptop/whatever with an ethernet adapter and a way to access the web. [more inside]
posted by edmz
on May 28, 2008 -
What books / reference materials / training resources for Access 2003 can you recommend for a n00b? [more inside]
posted by protorp
on May 14, 2008 -
So I created an Access database in order to manage the printing of postcards. I need to send out postcards to people on a monthly basis to remind them about an upcoming meeting.
I used the Label wizard in Access to create a report that I can use over and over. I am also using the Avery 5389 postcard paper stock. This stock should print two postcards per 8.5x11 sheet. When I look at the print preview the first page looks correct, with 2 sets of data top and bottom. When I print preview (or print) from the second page on, only one postcard, the top one, is printing per page. WTF is going on with Access? [more inside]
posted by remthewanderer
on May 12, 2008 -
I have a particular propriety database application that has a great feature for users to document notes and changes to the db. Annotated screenshot here
Basically, you click on the little yellow sticky note and the documentation window pops up and users can enter notes about changes, etc. Its so useful I would like to use it all the time.
posted by buttercup
on Apr 27, 2008 -
What is the easiest (and free) method of exporting a MySQL database and getting it (intact) into Access ? [more inside]
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt
on Apr 3, 2008 -
Why isn't a query in Access returning the correct data compared to the equivalent query in SQL Server. More inside. [more inside]
posted by zackola
on Mar 31, 2008 -
How can I mail-merge data from MS Access to Word from two different database tables? [more inside]
posted by ctmf
on Mar 5, 2008 -
At work, I'm being asked to maintain an older Access 2003 database. The database sits on a network drive, but it requires that network drive to be mapped to Y:/. This is a problem because all of the users have it mapped to different drives. How can I get it to stop referencing a specific drive letter? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love
on Mar 3, 2008 -
I'll be visiting the USA for a couple of weeks this summer, and I would like to attend a few classes at Caltech in order to get an idea of what school is like over the pond. Will I be able to do so? [more inside]
posted by koenie
on Feb 27, 2008 -
I want to make a dictionary database of words, where I can query part of speech, spelling patterns, pronunciation patterns, number of syllables, definitions, etc. Is Access best for this? Or are there other smaller, free applications you would suggest? Ideally I would like a lot of control over query output layout. Ease of use is important. (I never felt Access was so user-friendly [maybe that's true of all databases in general], but I'm a whiz at Excel. Unfortunately, using XL as a DB isn't very pretty.)
posted by strangeguitars
on Jan 29, 2008 -
What are some good resources for designing an access control and permissions system? [more inside]
posted by Nothing
on Jan 17, 2008 -
Help me design a small Access application to run a prize drawing. As I see it, the MC will open the application and click the Draw button, which will select from the available prizes for that month. Once drawn, that prize becomes unavailable. MC will then type in the winner's name and click Save, setting the form ready for the next contestant.
Specs and examples follow. [more inside]
posted by kc0dxh
on Jan 16, 2008 -