Category Archives: How To

Fixing file corruption in Microsoft Access

Andrew Comeau   January 19, 2016   Comments Off on Fixing file corruption in Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is the database portion of the Microsoft Office suite. It serves as a great tool for creating small applications to serve local reporting needs within departments and even small companies. It can be invaluable to power users who want to organize some data and generate reliable reports and perhaps learn more about database principles and programming at the… Read more »

A Few Words About Backups …

Andrew Comeau   April 3, 2015   Comments Off on A Few Words About Backups …
Photo courtesy of Kārlis Dambrāns (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janitors/). Used under Creative Commons license.

People are storing more and more of their data on computers and other devices at this point, from e-mails to photographs and music collections. While computers make a lot of things easier and enable us to do things we couldn’t years ago, they require just as much attention and maintenance as your car or any other machine that plays a… Read more »

Building and Publishing your ASP.NET Application

Andrew Comeau   March 2, 2015   Comments Off on Building and Publishing your ASP.NET Application

  In the last post, I talked about getting started with Visual Studio and creating a web application. In this post, we’ll continue building the sample app and look at some options for publishing it to a hosting service. At this point, we have an application with a master page and some CSS applied to it but we can’t run… Read more »

Getting Started With Visual Studio and ASP.NET

Andrew Comeau   February 28, 2015   Comments Off on Getting Started With Visual Studio and ASP.NET

  In my last post, I talked about the basics of ASP.NET and how webforms are designed to dynamically display and collect information. The next step is to show you how to get started creating a new site in ASP.NET. The primary tool for creating an ASP.NET site is Microsoft Visual Studio, the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that provides all… Read more »

What is ASP.NET?

Andrew Comeau   February 26, 2015   Comments Off on What is ASP.NET?

This article is based on the presentation from our Feburary 25, 2015 meeting. If you find this kind of information helpful, you can find information on our future meetings through our group on Meetup.com. There are a number of ways to build a website and all of them have their advantages depending on the type of site that you’re trying… Read more »

Missed tonight’s meeting? See the presentation online!

Andrew Comeau   November 6, 2014   Comments Off on Missed tonight’s meeting? See the presentation online!

Tonight, we talked about WordPress, the blogging tool and content management system for websites. As part of the presentation, I demonstrated how easy WordPress is to install by creating a new WordPress website under my own site at Drewslair.com. If you missed the meeting, you can see both the presentation slides here! http://ocalaitpros.server302.com/downloads/wordpress.pdf.  

Stop Facebook Videos from Playing Automatically …

Andrew Comeau   October 21, 2014   Comments Off on Stop Facebook Videos from Playing Automatically …

A few months ago, Facebook introduced that new feature where videos your friends posted would automatically start playing as soon as you scrolled to them on your newsfeed. I don’t know why they thought this was a good idea but they must have finally gotten enough complaints about it because there’s now a new feature that will stop it. In… Read more »