dingolord

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    • Calculations in Access

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      dingolord

      Okay... if anyone can help me out with this, I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm not a database person, but I'm being forced to create one anyway.

      What I want the database to do is autosum in a few fields, and then add those solutions into their own fields.

      What I can do is create form controls that can make the sums for me, but because that screws with the control source, it doesn't save that data in my table.

      Anyone have any idea how I can possibly do both? I thought it would be simple... I'm finding nothing with databases is simple. Stupid databases.

      Fast correct answers are definitely in for some mod points, too. I'm pretty stalled on this bastard until I can figure this out... Oh, and if you can phrase your answer using the fields [Bender Scrap] and [Bender Rework], just so I can relate them to what I'm actually doing, I'd appreciate it even more. I'm not stupid, and I understand database theory, but for some reason I just can't get the bastards to work for me at all when I try to create something...

      Thank you. smiley0.gif

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    • R. Kelly should be shot, plain & simple

      14 years ago

      dingolord

      So, I was up late last night flipping channels. Well, okay, not that late. I did get to bed by 1:00, but that's because my wife had to get up for work today and I have to be the one to wake her up because she can't hear the alarm clock (long story... almost as long as this journal entry).

      Anyway, first I got stuck watching "The Andy Milonackis-or-however-you-spell-the-stupid-fat-kid's-name Show", and I can't believe I actually sat through it. What the hell happened to sketch comedy recently that we are now stuck with crappy SNL episodes, shit like this, and things like Stella (Comedy Central, Michael Ian Black [who I hate anyway]). I chuckled exactly once, and I think that was only because he got so retarded that it was funny for a brief second. Otherwise, a complete waste of time.

      After that I was flipping channels and stopped on BET because the end of an R. Kelly video was on, and they had (I swear to God... I couldn't believe it either) blurred out a gun in his hand. Yes, that's right. They blurred out the gun. I was stunned for a second, because it was the stupidest thing I think I'd ever seen. The video was practically over, and the title came on. "Trapped in the Closet, Part 1 of 5". I thought that was a little weird, but it was R. Kelly and I didn't care, so I kept flipping channels. When I got to VH1, I saw what looked like the same video, but a little farther along in the story. I thought "hmm... must be Part 2" and there was nothing else on, so I watched it. And part 3, and part 4, and part 5, all in a row, because that's what VH1 wanted to do.

      The full title of this train-wreck-on-video was "R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet, an Urban Opera". Yes, an "Urban Opera". It was horrible. I'll give you the short version that will sadly ruin all of the surprises for you so you don't have to waste 20 minutes of your life on it. R. Kelly's cheating on his girl with a chick he picked up at a club. Chick's man comes home and finds R. Kelly hiding in the closet. Man says "no, that's okay, because look, I'm cheating on you too" and calls up his boyfriend, who shows up at the house. There's a lot of bad dialogue next with R. Kelly waving a gun around (not blurred out by VH1... how sad is that?), who then calls his house where a man answers the phone. He speeds home, getting pulled over by a cop in the process, and gets home to find his girl in the shower, who gives him a story about how her brother came home today, and that was who answered the phone. Well he feels so bad that he throws her on the bed and starts going at it... with all his clothes on, while she's completely naked. She's getting all into it, he's still fully clothed, and the dialogue stops matching the acting, which makes it the worst "sex scene" ever. In rolling around, he finds a condom wrapper on the bed, which he knows isn't his, and the whole stupid thing ends with them arguing and her telling him that she's friends with the girl he was with, the girl's husband, AND the cop that pulled him over.

      If that isn't confusing enough, there's also apparently part 6-10 coming soon. I know I'll be waiting with baited breath. Honest. The worst part of the whole thing is that the ending was done so fast I didn't catch it all, so when I was flipping channels again and BET was showing the whole block for apparently the second time, I actually watched the stupid shit again just to catch the ending and make sure it really was stupid and didn't have some hidden meaning I might have missed.

      The only good thing I can say about it is that the acting by everyone in the video, except R. Kelly who couldn't act his way out of a paper bag, was actually pretty good and made it just good enough to not flip the channel because the story was rediculous and the lyrics were just plain bad. He sung every word, with every switch in character dialogue starting with "he said" or "she said", which was incredibly irritating during arguments... wait, they were all arguments. He even sang the sound of the police sirens. It was just... bad.

      So, now, I hope I have sufficiently saved the rest of you from having to watch this piece of garbage. And, I would like to apologize to the black community on behalf of all rap videos and BET, because we know that not all of you run drugs and spend your lives seeing how many people you can cheat on your woman/man with, or spend all your time up in the club gettin' your freak on. We know that's only the Jerry Springer class of people in your culture, and I wish I could apologize for them, but I don't like being associated with those people in any culture.

      As someone who spent a good chunk of his growin' up years in the ghetto, and as one of 3 white kids in his high school, I'd like to finish this entry by saing that Bill Cosby is 100% right, and I still think R. Kelly is an idiot.

      Maybe I should write an "urban opera".... smiley4.gif

    • ()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()

      14 years ago

      dingolord

      http://rvb.roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=298715

      I posted my thoughts. Just thought I'd share the link.

      Today, on a whole, not too bad. Finished making the 28 forms for that database that needed to be made. Now I just have to figure out the formulas I need to add to each of those 28 tables. It's all the same formula... I just have to figure out how to do it. Then comes the data importing... then it can actually be used, and I can worry about the switchboard and queries that are needed after that.

      I really should be getting paid more for this...

    • Friends-Only Journals

      14 years ago

      dingolord

      You know what's conceited? Only posting journal entries as Friends Only. I can understand it for one or two entries, because it's there to be used, but posting all your entries as Friends Only is just the most cliquish and snobby thing to do when it comes right down to it.

      "If you want to see what fun and interesting things I post in my journal, you need to be my friend first."

      How can I possibly be your friend if you won't let me get to know you? You've locked yourself down so that you will only ever have the friends you have now and can't get anymore (unless you're just an idiot who accepts all random friend requests, in which case you're just posting "friends only" to try to be cool, when in fact you are not). If I can't at least get a small glimpse into the kind of person you are, why should I want to even try to be your friend?

      Besides... really. Name one person you know who has a life so interesting that they can only share it with a select few people. And you know what? Yours probably isn't that interesting either. No matter what your friends tell you.

      People who post everything "friends only" are people with low-to-no self esteem, who are afraid of random idiots coming along and not agreeing with them. They're terrified someone's going to call them on a lie, or make fun of their serious feelings, or some random online nobody is going to find out some deep terrible secret (which is probably a weenie little secret anyway).

      But feel free to go ahead and keep hiding behind people who consider you "courageous" and "a hero" for the crap you post so only they can see it. Keep living for your mod points and your "oh, you're so brave" comments, and rest assured that everyone you keep out is just someone who would have down-the-line found out you're a boring, selfish, and needy person they didn't want to get to know anyway.

      If you're really only interesting behind closed doors where only a select few can see you, or you have so much to hide that you can't show the rest of the world, then really, aren't you lying to everyone when you're not in your journal? Doesn't that make you a fake and a liar? Are you a clown, with a painted smile but secretly crying inside?

      Guess what. The world sucks, get a helmet and learn to deal with it. I'm not afraid of any criticism I might get from one of my non-friends, because people are assholes and that's life. If you can't be honest with everyone, you're not being honest with yourself. If you block out the world to live in one of your own making, you deserve whatever shit manages to find its way in through the cracks. And it always does.

      Edit - clarification - I don't mean this against anyone who's ever used "Friends Only". It's specifically for the people who ONLY use "Friends Only", and never show ANY of their journal entries. With 1 exception, because he has a good reason - he's very well hated in the community. Well liked, but well hated.

    • Comments

      14 years ago

      dingolord

      In case it hasn't been noticed yet, I've decided to start using my Personal Comments section for making personal comments. Just random stuff that is too small for a journal entry but needs to be posted somewhere anyway, because that's just the kind of guy I am.

      And I figure, why clutter other places when I have a perfect little spot all my own to fill up with my own random thoughts?

      It works for me, I think. And keeps my journal a little cleaner. Which will make the 6(!) people watching me happy.

    • Well Damn...

      14 years ago

      dingolord

      Apparently, it's a good damn thing I actually came into work today. Like I mentioned, today (7/5) is a holiday day. Or it's supposed to be...

      I came in a couple hours ago to work on the HR manager's computer (upgrade to XP... again). There's no one else in the entire plant. Kinda quiet and creepy... except there's lights on all over the place. Must be common to just leave some of them on.

      Anywho, I'm sitting here rocking out on my headphones and working on this PC when someone knocks on my door. Well, hell yeah, I jumped. Turned around and it's a trucker, who has a delivery of air conditioners for the maintenance dept. No one told him that today was a holiday for the plant and we were shut down... So it's a good damn thing I was here to sign for that.

      And for the one that showed up shortly after he was done unloading the A/C units.

      See, down in Receiving, they left a door open. There's also a dock door that's only about half-closed. Anyway, the guy came in that open door like he always would with a delivery, got confused that no one was there, walked around until he found the stairs up, then came up and saw me sitting here. Why the hell they left a door open downstairs, I'll never know. But it's a good damn thing I was here, now wasn't it?

      I think I might just stick around until about 3:30 and rack up some hours, just in case another shows up... With two deliveries already, I think I can justify that. smiley0.gif

      Weirdest part though is that the receiving door has obviously been open all yesterday and today after the shutdown started on Sunday night. I'll leave it open when I leave today, because really if it's been open this long who am I to close it? But that's just something completely weird to me... (although, really, who'd want to come in and steal exhaust pipe makings?)

      EDIT - because it really doesn't deserve it's own journal entry - ALWAYS (and by God I'm serious here) back shit up. I'm trying to Ghost this new XP system I just made so I don't have to spend so much time on it later... and accidentally overwrote an image for a different system. Good thing I had another copy of those image files on my personal system (that I just put there not that long ago) so I could fix it. Geeze... everyone, everywhere, ALWAYS have a backup of your files. Most important computer information ever.

    • Rambling

      14 years ago

      dingolord

      Had to make a major brain dump, so major in fact it won't fit on this journal entry by well more than half. I uploaded the text file I wrote it in to the webspace I have on Yahoo (you'd be amazed what you have when you just go looking for it) and am posting the link here.

      Please don't feel like you have to read it. It's insanely long, and I'd certainly understand. I just had to get it all out.

      If you'd like to read something shorter, Neil Gaiman (one of my fave authors) did an interview with the Gorillaz (one of my fave bands) that you might enjoy. Here.

      And, because it is for me if not for everyone else in the country yet, Happy 4th of July!

    • My Job Post

      14 years ago

      dingolord

      Okay, okay... after all the frickin begging, I'll try to recreate the post about my job. Let me just get into character.... I was in a very exasperated mood yesterday when I started to type. Very tired... I'd just spent the entire day running around solving all kinds of silly little problems.

      See, I work in an automotive factory that makes exhaust pipes. Seriously, that's all we make A football field worth of exhaust pipes. It's really kinda astonishing to look at, but that's what it is. My job, since I chose to accept it, is to be the only IT guy in the building. There's a team of IT managers somewhere in Toledo, OH, and a couple guys out in the Troy, OH plant, but I'm the only guy in mine. I spend most of my day solving little problems for everyone. I normally keep a list of all the things I do in a day, just so I have it (all the user-problem-ticket stuff, not the projects or other big things), but yesterday I was so swamped it was almost 3:00 before I even had time to sit and write everything down. I bought a Mountain Dew in the morning, set it down, and by the time I got back it was warm and flat... that should describe my day.

      Now, a weird thing about automotive plants (yeah, this is where the last post started... I remember now) is that they take two shutdowns during the year - one in the summer, and one at the very end of the year. Each shutdown is two weeks long, and our summer shutdown starts on July 6th, next Wednesday. It would have started on Monday, but Monday is the July 4th holiday. So is, apparently, July 5th. They get two holiday days off for the 4th, for reasons that completely dumbfound me... especially since it's technically a French company (HQ's in France, newsletters come out in English and French every month). So, two holiday days off, then two weeks of shutdown.

      Which was originally going to suck for me, because I'm a contractor. I don't work, I don't get paid. Even holidays. It kinda blows, and was going to seriously hamper our ability to move at the end of the month. Budget's really frickin tight, considering the money we need (it's more expensive because it's one of the only places in town that isn't income-controlled... every other place we checked had stupid weird income requirements to move in, and I actually fell over them all... stupid), so two weeks off of a job I just started was NOT really an option.

      Now, not everyone has to take off during those two weeks. There'll actually be some stuff still working on the floor (one of the lasers, a bender or two, and the stamping machines, I think), and a handful of support staff will be coming in (managers and such... not really support... more like beuraucracy). Maintenance will be swarming the building like mad gnats in a swamp on a hot summer day. And I'll be there after all, finishing up some of the projects that the last guy was nice enough to leave me.

      Like rewiring the entire network inside the server room so we can put a new server rack in. We actually need to get power installed in there first to hook up the new server-strength UPS, and I have to wrangle a couple guys to help me out with the wiring diagrams and such. All the computers on the floor need to be cleaned out and scrubbed off (beige computers are now reddish-brown from all the metalwork dust). ALL of the machines on the floor are PC driven, and need to be backed up (lasers, welders, benders, cutters, stampers... God only knows what else-ers). Some apps need to be migrated from the old server to the new server so maybe sometime soon we can actually stop using the old server. The HR computer needs XP loaded on it still (I'm going in on Tuesday, while everyone else is off, to do this one... I hope there's no proximity alarm that gets set... shouldn't be, since factories are 24-hour operations where there's rarely a closed door). There's a database that needs to be fixed and added to (and I'm not a database person... if anyone else is and wants to help out, let me know). I'm actually going to be pretty darn busy during those two weeks.

      Which is good, I guess. I hate time off. It's also good because once I get that stuff done (most of it above and beyond the job description I was hired on) I can ask for more money (I know what the last guy was making, and I'm only making about 3/4 of that...). It's a good job, but it's exhausting.

      There. Now I wrote my post. It's not the same as it might have been yesterday, but you'll just have to deal with it. smiley6.gif

    • Damn Damn Damn

      14 years ago

      dingolord

      I was going to post a nice long post about my job, but then I opened another window, it got stuck, and when I closed it it closed everything, so I lost my journal entry. That blows.

      I guess you'll just have to imagine what I was going to say.

      Regardless (irregardless?), I probably won't post much (if at all) this weekend because it's such a bitch to post from home right now, so if you don't see me until Tuesday, don't panic. I'm still alive.

      I know, I know. Some of you were really hoping otherwise. Sorry to burst your bubbles. smiley12.gif

      I'll try to be on once or twice, though.

    • HAHAHAHAHA

      14 years ago

      dingolord

      Currently laughing my ass off over this thread:

      http://rvb.roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2167813

      So far I've taken away 32 mod points from this Syphonides idiot who keeps negmodboming me, and I haven't even felt a dent in my karma score. Not even 1% lost.

      That gives me a warm fuzzy feeling that you just can't get from dryer sheets. smiley0.gif

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    • Kaal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Menoth's will

      13 years ago

      I will be sure to watch Cops this weekend to see how successful 2 through 5 are.

      I don't know if I would rate Cops, I mean I am not that weird of a drunk. Now if went drinking with you and Eric, oh yeah they would have a week long show just about us.

    • Kaal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Menoth's will

      13 years ago

      We'll see about that, I will have Christie take a picture of your face when you sit down to find your entire profile with magic elven forests and unicorns and snow flakes. Not that Christie would be the one doing that, because she is your loving wife, and would never conspire against you.

    • Kaal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Menoth's will

      13 years ago

      Oh yeah.... I will just have my secret special person go behind your back and put girl pictures in there.....so ha!

    • Kaal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Menoth's will

      13 years ago

      Dingo I am a little dissapointed with you. I feel that we should have a long discussion about how you need more pictures in your picture section.

    • comrade693

      13 years ago

      I was a rock today instead. Being a board is just so... plane.


      hehe...Darn you! You made me laugh (causes pain right now)

    • pryman

      13 years ago

      Yeah, I can't spell... and everyone makes fun of me.

    • veedeo

      13 years ago

      I'm supposed to remind you to wash your hands.

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      Thank you thank you thank you thank you!
      You get the rest of my mods. It's a pittance, (4... wtf??), but I'm sure I'll be able to repay you in some other way. My wrists thank you! smiley0.gif

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      That comment just... well... There's a reason I consider you my friend and that's it right there, in a nutshell...

      By the way, I don't suppose you know of a way that I can have Outlook take all of the email addresses from a single folder and compile them neatly... 'Cause this is looking like it's going to be much more than 1000...

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      Ha, unless Outlook counts as "nice, easily sorted format" then... no...

      And I figured that you've seen all the Mario stuff, but there're other people who read my journal, Steve. You're not the only person in the world, y'know!

      smiley6.gif

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      C'mere, Katie, I want to whack you with this 2x4 and knock some sense into you--that is, if the blow doesn't collapse that hollow cranium of yours. smiley6.gif

      Post edited 1/12/06 9:33AM

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Silly? Is that what they're calling it these days?

    • veedeo

      13 years ago

      Now THAT'S grabbing life right in it's junk.

    • veedeo

      13 years ago

      I just wanted to say you should make the commitment and go all the way silly. It's a new year, no more of this wishy washy "kinda" stuff. Remember the old saying, "If you're gonna be a bear, be a silly one." I think that's how it goes....

    • Grovesy

      13 years ago

      Oracle 8.x sucks much more..

      at least Access dosen't take up 1gb of space just for some developer tools...

    • reedmon29

      13 years ago

      Access sucks. Real men code their own databases. S09.gif

    • reedmon29

      13 years ago

      No find and replace there!

      Seriously? That sucks. I know of several times "Find and Replace" has saved my butt with making 500 or so referance changes.
      I can't imagine coding without that as a last resort. smiley7.gif

    • Tex724

      13 years ago

      Hey, if we didn't pick on you, you wouldn't feel loved. S09.gif

      Plus it's just too much fun!

    • sniper242 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      I saw "in a thong" and had the thought that you were adding onto our little game. I was hoping you weren't.


      I've been quiet lately...Thought I'd jump back in with both feet!S11.gif

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      I think that Sniper and Tex win. S13.gif

    • sniper242 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Sentence1.jpg

      TeeHee!S09.gif

      Post edited 1/10/06 6:51PM

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      You are incorrigible.

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Grrooooaaaannnnn smiley6.gif

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Poor David Copperfield. He wants so badly to be hip.

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Are you aware that your job sucks smiley10.gif

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Hooo-eee! That was stinky! smiley6.gif

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      just don't shake it!

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Since when has that ever stopped you? 4.gif

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      NO explosions! but it might make noise and maybe like scratching sounds.....

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      The turkey wasn't all that evil after all. Either that or I'm a) so good that the evil turkiness was instantly vaporized, or b) so evil that I merely absorbed the evil turkiness.

      No, I'm not asking your opinion on which it was.

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      i hope christie doesn't get jealous!!!

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      I said it to Eric(2), and I'll say it to you:

      You people are insane.

      Want some turkey?

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      is a 2 x 2 x 2 foot box too big?

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      haha you still need to read the other comment written!

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      if it had air holes would that bother you?

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      hehe you'll have to wait and see!

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      I'll mail it tomorrow! oh its soo funny!

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      Lol, I can't argue with that. S13.gif

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      NotBurned5.jpg

      Huh?

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      NotBurned4.jpg

      Blargh!

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      NotBurned3.jpg

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      NotBurned2.jpg

      Good!

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      NotBurned.jpg

      Pary.

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      I don't wonder about it that much. smiley6.gif

      Oh, and

      pie.jpg

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      good! mwhahahahhahaha

    • adrcrc

      13 years ago

      I have something for you but i need to get uber postage to send it!

    • espithaca

      13 years ago

      What's the difference between viewing a "user's profile" and "Member's section"?

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      I don't look at the URL for every page I go to, no. smiley6.gif

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      That whole “I’m helpless, bail me out thing†drives me insane, particularly because those of us who DO take responsibility to learn how to do thingsâ€â€and learn how to do them rightâ€â€are punished by having to do the work of those who refuse to learn to do it right. That makes no sense to me.

      If I ran a company, everyone would learn how to do everything associated with their jobs right. Helpless little crybabies would be out the door with my size-10 footprint imprinted on their gluteus maximii.

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