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Book Review: Visual Basic 2010

Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step

Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step is an essential tool in learning Visual Basic. The Step by Step series has once again extended it’s series with another must-have for the visual basic programmer. This book is also a great refresher course for the intermediate visual basic programmer.

The author, Michael Halvorson is an award winning author and what I consider a Visual Basic Hall of Famer. His experience with Visual Basic extends beyond that as a ...

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Software Company CEO

Mountain State University Summer 2010 Semester English Journal Checkpoint Assignment for week 5.

Essay assignment.

Software Company CEO

The CEO of a successful software company is guaranteed an extremely lucrative pay scale. The time and effort to become the CEO of a successful software company is great, and the time and effort involved in continuing any success is greater yet.

Many of the world’s greatest CEO’s were software programmers before they became business executives, some even who dropped out of college. Although billionaires Bill ...

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Honey Bees & Human Hair

Mountain State University Summer 2010 Semester English Assignment for week 3.

The readings by Klagsbrun and Lott rely on anecdotes, or brief stories, to portray a family member. Write an essay (2-3 paragraphs) in which you use two or three brief anecdotes to characterize one of your family members (Moseley & Harris, p. 136).


Honey Bees & Human Hair

Horror and laughter are emotions that are rarely shared. Bee nests and human hair serve a common purpose, as they both meet the needs ...

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How Does Joomla Work?

How does Joomla Work?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you visit a website that was built
upon the Joomla application? I am going to explain the technologies behind a
Joomla application in a simplified format. The schematics behind the development
of Joomla is much more advanced then a simple explanation could offer, so rather
then try to offer you an education in computer science, I am going to offer just
a taste of the engineering behind Joomla.

You can ...

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Untested “Theory” of Instantaneous (0)x+y=0

Theory of Instantaneous
{“Purpose-Action-Reaction-Result –> Redefined”}

Presently Physics Bases’ All of its Findings on the Following Concept:

(Purpose)Action +
Reaction = Result

In mathematical terms it would be stated as follows:

(Addition) 1 +
1 = 2

In common day use of mechanics it would be stated as follows:

(Electricity)Light Switch +
Open Switch = Lighted Room

Everything we do today has a purpose. The purpose defines what ...

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Universal Human Perspective

Human Perspective & The Known Universe

We are just now in the infancy of understanding technology and the world around us. Our feeble human brains can only percieve what is in front of us, the here and now. Our belief system revolves around what we hear, see and feel, and is derived from our inperfect emotionally based need for survival.

This video clearly details how feeble as a ...

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SQL Data Type Reference

Microsoft SQL Database – Data Types Reference List

The following data types are associated with Microsoft’s SQL database.
Article Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa258271(SQL.80).aspx

Exact Numerics


Integer (whole number) data from -2^63 (-9,223,372,036,854,775,808) through 2^63-1 (9,223,372,036,854,775,807).

Integer (whole number) data from -2^31 (-2,147,483,648) through 2^31 – 1 (2,147,483,647).

Integer data from -2^15 (-32,768) through 2^15 – 1 (32,767).

Integer data from 0 through 255.


Integer data with either a 1 or 0 value.

decimal and numeric

Fixed precision and scale numeric data ...

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