Author Archives: kcully

How Not To Store Passwords (and what to do)

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This post is a summary of a presentation I made before the Atlanta Foxpro Users Group on Tuesday, January 22nd 2013. You can download the code samples here: http://afug.com/meetingtopics/2013/AFUG_Passwords.zip Over the years and years of my career, I think I’ve made every mistake possible, at some point. We’re going to… Read more »

Visual Foxpro to Real Studio Converter – 0.2beta

Hello Visual Foxpro Programmers, Here’s an update to the ‘Visual Foxpro to Real Studio Converter’. I’ve just released version 0.2Beta. There are numerous updates including: The Real Studio project now properly identifies the forms as belonging to the project. More controls are converted such as the Option Groups and Image… Read more »

Visual Foxpro to Real Studio Converter – 0.1beta

I love Visual Foxpro. Let me throw that out there right now and right up front. Unfortunately, Microsoft isn’t going to continue to develop Visual Foxpro and official support is scheduled to end in 2015. Sure, there will be VFP applications that continue to run for years to come. But,… Read more »

Google Merchant Data Feed Update

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I have a client that lives and dies with Google for his business. Adwords, organics, and Shopping Results are key to driving traffic and orders through his business. On September 22nd, Google is updating their requirements for the feed they accept for their Merchant accounts. We were successfully uploading over… Read more »

Real Studio not ready for Ubuntu 11.04 … yet.

I recently upgraded my test laptop from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity interface. I’m going to take this laptop to the Detroit Area Users Group for a demonstration of Real Studio and I thought I’d demonstrate it on the latest and greatest Ubuntu. A small problem… Read more »

World Memory Project – Windows Only – WTH?

You may not know this factoid about me, but I’ve been researching my family history, doing the whole Genealogy thing. Ancestry.com is an almost ‘must have’ subscription to help speed along the research. You can do a lot with free web sites and lots of research, but Ancestry.com helps. I… Read more »

Linux notify-send – time parameter ignored

I’m trying to add some notification capabilities to a cross-platform application that I am building. On Linux I was happy to find the notify-send utility which does a nice job of notifying the user that something occurred inside of the application. Something was strange about it though. The expiration-time parameter… Read more »

Speaking at DAFUG on 12 May 2011

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Rick Schummer reached out to me and asked me if I would speak to the Detroit Area Foxpro Users Group. I was delighted to accept that offer. I didn’t want to make the announcement before Rick did so … mum was the word. The announcement went out so I can… Read more »