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Michael Gillson on February 17th, 2013

More than a year ago, I wondered what language I should learn next.  At the time I concluded PHP.  Not that it was the best language, just the most attainable.  Well, I have been busy with so many things, I never did anything with PHP. Instead, I decided JavaScript was more universal.  When I found […]

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Michael Gillson on November 5th, 2011

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. –Ralph Waldo Emerson He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on. –Benjamin Franklin What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: […]

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Michael Gillson on August 18th, 2011

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used. –Oliver Wendell Holmes Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action. –Paul J. Meyer Good character is like a […]

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Michael Gillson on April 16th, 2011

ecently, I needed to configure an Oracle ODBC connection on a Windows 7, 64 bit,  workstation.  Oracle was loaded and functioning properly.  But no Oracle ODBC driver could be found.  In fact, all the ODBC drivers were missing except for Microsoft SQL Server.  Even the Excel ODBC driver was missing. I rechecked my Oracle install, […]

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Michael Gillson on December 8th, 2010

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure. –Aldous Huxley There is more to life than simply increasing its speed. –Mahatma Gandhi I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. –Isaac Asimov Google Public DNS is very simple.  It greatly increased my web browser speed.  Instead of using my […]

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