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Name:Alex Dybenko

Location:Moscow, Russia

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Steve Jobs speech at Stanford University

Exciting reading: You've got to find what you love! Must read staff. Here a Russian translation. site launched!

Только что запустили сайт посвященный русскоговорящим MVP. Ура!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

How to make Translator for Access 97 "understand" your language

Access 97 does not support Unicode. By default Translator for Access 97 works fine with most European languages, but for few languages you have to make some preparations. List of such languages you can find in "New database sort order" combobox at Options-General dialog. Before collecting text you have to compact Trans.mda, first setting default sort order to desired language. Of course your application should be compacted with the same sort order settings.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Alfa 159

Some details on 159 can be found on phorum

Brain Quiz

Now brain testing, got from my friend in Canada:

Test for Dementia Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You
have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of
them immediately.

OK? Let's find out just how clever you really are. Ready?
GO!!! (scroll down)

First Question:
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What
position are you in?

Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely
If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are

Try not to screw up in the next question.
To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for
the first question.

Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?
Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong
again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person? You're not very
good at this! Are you?

Third Question:
Very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use
paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
Take 1000 and add 40 to it.
Now add another 1000. Now add 30.
Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000 Now add 10.
What is the total?
Scroll down for answer.

Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100.
Don't believe it? Check with your calculator! Today is definitely not
your day. Maybe you will get the last question right?

Fourth Question:
Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono.
What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Answer: Nunu? NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. Read the question

Okay, now the bonus round: There is a mute person who wants to buy a
toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one's teeth he
successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done.
Now if there is a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how
should he express himself?
He just has to open his mouth and ask, so simple.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Why I want to attend the PDC

I heard so much about PDC, and never had a chance to attend. I think PDC is a great opportunity to learn new technology and meet people.

blogging my way to pdc
And here PDC tag:

New Access Junkie's page

Lot of Access staff on Jeff Conrad's Access Junkie's page

Thursday, June 09, 2005

ActiveX FTP library

Learned from Access MVP Steve Schapel about Chilkat FTP, he reported to be very happy with it.

Russian IT-Center in Dubna

A good place to start if you consider start business with Russian programmers - Russian IT-Center in Dubna

Trees in SQL Database

Useful article about working with hierarchical information in SQL server databases by Eugene Lepekhin. Russian translated version also available.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Microsoft offers some news about next Office

Be first to know about, you can subscibe to blog, register for updates, and just read something about it.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Good reading on Access

Stories from Access Heroes

Use Toyota as UPS for you house?

You can read here, i am bit stuck with comments...

How good do you know European countries?

You can check yourself! My avg error 39 miles

Just something to think about:

"Everyone looks normal until you get to know them"

Microsoft KB articles on RSS

Now you can subscribe to new KB articles of your favorite Microsoft product. Cool!