Month: July 2004

using LIKE in MS ACCESS queries

I was getting bizarre results the other day when using LIKE in an ACCESS query – it turns out then when creating a query in SQL view inside Access you need to use * as a wildcard, but from within ASP you use %. for example:- SELECT foo FROM Bar WHERE foo LIKE ‘*Bar*’ <–… Read more »

Hypothecate is archived

until further notice. time to concentrate on more important things for a bit.


another year older and i’m reminded that I can’t get away with the alcohol consumption levels that I used to in my student days. Friday night pre-birthday I drank a fair amount of wine, followed by a pint or two of real ale, followed by more wine. then some more wine. I won’t go into… Read more »

learning something new

today I really feel like i’ve learn’t something new. for example at the simple end of things how to cut and paste and tab between applications and windows within applications on a mac (there’s an apple key godammit!), and at the slightly more complicated end of things, how to download and install python libraries/modules on… Read more »

Ashton Court Festival

It was one of those situations where we needed a kick up the ass, one o’ clock on saturday afternoon and my wife and I are losing motivation to walk up to Ashton court because of the grey skies. "But there’s blue sky over there!", one of our friends said. So we reluctantly started walking,… Read more »

recently on too old to skate…

shoe wear rain stops ollie practice so off to churchill Where to skate in the wet? skating to work on a longboard rocks

hot off the press

been meaning to scan some of these pictures of my Spanish adventure for 7 years now…. here’s where I set up camp in el morreon, near Orgiva, Andalucia for a month or three. update 29/1/2013: I’ve added some more photos and a blog post about my spanish adventure in 1997 on my new travel blog.

queuing for what?

so i’m in Sainsburys Central along with 1000 other people buying sandwiches, salads or "be good to yourself" carbohydrate and preservative laden stodge. I usually pay at the cigarette counter as I only have one item and I usually pay cash. Today there is a long queue at the cigarette counter and hardly anyone at… Read more »

decaf reaction – should I be worried

Early this morning im my pre-caffeine fog (cf: chicken and egg) I accidentally picked up a decaf coffee pod. Upon realising (phew just in time…), threw it down as if I had been electrocuted – should I worry about that? probably ๐Ÿ™‚

trying iTunes

I downloaded iTunes yesterday, mainly so I could plunder my bosses music collection. Seems to work pretty well…. how long until I find myself ripping stuff to AAC/M4A rather than MP3 and commit to the de facto hard drive music player that i’m trying to ignore?