[AccessD] Thanksgiving

Gustav Brock gustav at cactus.dk
Sun Oct 10 10:48:17 CDT 2021

Hi Arthur

Best wishes for your trio and evening.

And right, we (in Denmark) have nothing similar to Thanksgiving - the closest is November 10th, "Morten's Evening", where many enjoy duck for dinner, but the get-together is nothing compared to Thanksgiving.

As for the code, I'm about rewriting an old application of ours where some of the code dates back to 1994, yes version 1.1. That's not what I imagined in 1994.


Fra: AccessD <accessd-bounces+gustav=cactus.dk at databaseadvisors.com> på vegne af Arthur Fuller <fuller.artful at gmail.com>
Sendt: 10. oktober 2021 17:17
Til: Access Developers discussion and problem solving <accessd at databaseadvisors.com>
Emne: [AccessD] Thanksgiving

I know the American date is roughly a month away, but here in Canada today
is Thanksgiving. That means that we pause and take a few moments to extend
our thanks to those who matter to us. Typically we cook a turkey and share
it among family and friends, but COVID-19 has pretty much put the
kairbosh to that, at least this year, so my little party will consist of
three people, all of whom have received double-vaccinations.

Here comes the Thanks part. I want to thank all my cyber-friends that I
have met here on the AccessD list -- to many to name, or I would go over
the message-length limit.

So far as I know, Thanksgiving is only a celebration in North America, and
in the USA it's even bigger than Christmas. Geographic distribution of a
moment of thanks doesn't matter. Try a Canadian moment and take a pause and
give thanks to those you love, and those events that changed your life for
the better.

AccessD is the best site I ever found to exchange ideas and problems with.
I program in several languages,, but Access +Word + Excel is the main one.
I've created dozens of apps that begin with Access and then reach out to
SQL Server and Word and Excel -- and one of them, which I am revisiting
currently -- I wrote the original code in 2004! (How do I know this? Thanks
to MZ-Tools, which plants headers in your code that include StartDate,
Aurthor, Purpose and so on.)
When I look back, I think that trivial apps (those you can write in a week
or a month) have formed a small part of what I've written over my career.
More often, the apps I've written involve 100+ tables, and now and then
500+ tables. Most of these were written in Access, and in the large
examples, with a SQL back-end (the only way to deal with Terabytes of data._
I learned a ton from this list, and thanks to you all, I scaled mountains I
didn't think I could climb.
This is Canadian Thanksgiving, and I thank you all!


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