[AccessD] Thanksgiving

jack drawbridge jackandpat.d at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 11:52:47 CDT 2021

Good luck with your small get together Arthur. We had close (and
vaccinated) family yesterday for Thanksgiving turkey dinner.  I want to
second your thoughts for the friends on AccessD. Although we may never meet
in person, it's much like friends we've all known throughout the years.

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 11:17 AM Arthur Fuller <fuller.artful at gmail.com>

> 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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