* Posts by Jon

4 posts • joined 14 Oct 2006

Europe drafts law to disconnect suspected filesharers


What about malware?

"there is no reason that the internet should be a lawless zone"

Then why have we put up with, and continue to put up with, people who don't secure their machines? Because turfing off the clueless would hurt ISP and Microsoft profits.

Meanwhile malware traffic escalates...

EU data ruling slaps filesharers with red herring


And ban the 0wned machines?...

Might be wearable if ISP's policed 0wned machines with the same policy. Might save us enough money from spam and malware that a tax to the RIAA/MPAA might be a pittance..

Microsoft vs. Google – the open source shame


Cynicism - a definition

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." George Bernard Shaw.

An accurate observation of Microsoft's application is that they intend to abuse the OSI endorsement of their license. Nothing in their long, dark and abysmal past can lead a rational thinker to any other conclusion.

Migrating Access to SQL made (almost) easy


I can complain if it's free

Microsoft had better get it's act into gear. Every Access to SQL Server migration tool I've used has had serious limitations, and can handle only small systems at best.

I have used a tool supplied by Oracle to migrate an Access back end, and it worked brilliantly. It didn't require a GIG of memory, or .NET 2, only a java runtime (which most everyone will have).

I have a large system with 150+ tables and around 2000 constraints to migrate. I won't use a tool that I can't trust or isn't up to the job.

And yes, I can complain about something that's free; if it isn't up to the job it claims to do it's -worse- than useless, it robs me of my time better spent using a working methodology.


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