What are the USPS Tracking Statuses

Scan Events – Tracking InformationAs your mailpiece travels to its destination, postal employees scan the mailpiece when it is accepted; when it arrives or leaves a postal facility, and when it is in the process of being delivered.  These scan events can then be viewed by using the Track & Confirm function on usps.com®.
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Understanding the VBA Editor

VBA has an easy-to-use interface called the Visual Basic Editor (VBE). In order to access the VBE, you first need to display the Developer tab. To show the Developer tab,  open a 2007 Office System application, for example Word 2007. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options. In the Top options for [...] . . . → Read More: Understanding the VBA Editor

Quick ConnectBot Review

Awesome. Totally Awesome. Napkin Version: I’m able to SSH into my server and execute command line statements from my droid phone. I’ve cleared logs, used VI to edit PHP files, and installed RPMs all from my phone while at a dog show.
My only gripe (and I think this is my fault for not reading up [...] . . . → Read More: Quick ConnectBot Review

Yahoo Finance Pushing Facebook Links?

Really? It’s been less than a week since Carol Bartz bragged on the massive engineering feat yahoo accomplished by building social discussion features into yahoo’s core cms.
I think Yahoo should have a page on Facebook – where it entices users to visit compelling content on Yahoo. I don’t think fb’s discussion feature (basically non [...] . . . → Read More: Yahoo Finance Pushing Facebook Links?

Visual Studio is Dead?

Visual Studio Should Be Free
I was typing up a post about a recent Asus laptop purchase and planned to throw in some notes at the end. As I was typing up the notes, it hit me – Visual Studio isn’t free! (Of course not, silly me.) Here’s the thing: it’s not that it costs money, people [...] . . . → Read More: Visual Studio is Dead?

Asus K50I Review, Developer Observations

It’s cheap. It’s fast enough, big enough, and has enough memory. Windows 7 runs “pleasantly” on this machine.
That’s it in a nutshell. If you’re looking for a solid laptop for the money – this is the king (8 a.m. today, 9 a.m. could be different) of the sub $500 lappys.
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VBA/VB Recursing Through Nested Directories

I wrote a post about iterating over a directory with a Dir loop awhile back and I just received an email asking about nested directories. I’m a big fan of nice, big flat directory structures, but I frequently run into nested data as well. Here’s a VB6 snippet to traverse a directory structure recursively. Keep in [...] . . . → Read More: VBA/VB Recursing Through Nested Directories

Installing Elgg on 1and1 Shared Hosting

1. Make sure whatever directory you are installing to is running PHP5. See this page: http://faq.1and1.com/scripting_languages_supported/php/5.html for more information.
2. FTP all the files up to your 1and1 hosting directory. I went with version 1.7.3 available at http://elgg.org/download.php.
3. Create a 1and1 database for your Elgg installation.

4. Write down all your database information: username, password, database name, and host name.

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Deflation is Here 2010

What has the lebron-wade-bosh event told us?
Each of them voluntarily ‘deflated’ their wages. While their ostensible reason is to chase a championship, you can’t help but think that part of the unconscious decision is a recognition that they don’t need the same income to purchase the same levels of goods and services.
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Parable of Old Woman Dishwasher and Beautiful Singer

There once was a very successful man who operated a restaurant. He employed a lovely young woman who washed dishes. This woman was also a very fine singer. She would sing at odd times and people would stop everything to listen to her lovely voice. One day she told the man, “I would like to [...] . . . → Read More: Parable of Old Woman Dishwasher and Beautiful Singer