* Posts by Paul Maddox

3 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Apr 2009

Microsoft Office 2007 migration aches foreshadow 2010

Paul Maddox
Paris Hilton

Cost of Progress

Microsoft release a major change and it breaks some old VBA. What do you expect?

The problem here is far too many businesses (my employer included) rely on hacked together VBA solutions for stuff that's mission critical. Either you take on board the responsibility that VBA entails - i.e. you accept there may be migration issues and upgrade Office accordingly; or you're leading your business down the garden path. Any good developer will consider future migraiton when they choose a technology in the first place.

On the opposite side of the coin - my word and excel files open fine thanks. I can't find half the functionality though. THAT is the biggest migration problem businesses (should) face.

Paris, because maybe she can use the office ribbons.

Verizon snuffs Google for Microsoft search

Paul Maddox


On a BlackBerry you have a dedicated search box just like your browser does. I'm guessing this is what they locked down.

String theory and the OS X AppKit

Paul Maddox

How is this news?

How does this qualify as "Sci/Tech News for the World"? It doesn't even qualify as a particularly interesting blog post.