Monthly Archives: July 2010

My History with Computers

Computers seem to be a dominant thing in my life. I work with them for eight hours a day, and all my hobbies involve a computer in some way, so I thought it might be fun to look back on … Continue reading

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‘At most one record can be returned by this subquery’ on SELECT TOP 1

Anyone who has had to write any Jet SQL for an Access database is probably well aquainted with frustration. The way it nests its joins is horrendous for one thing, but here’s a little trap that caught me up recently. … Continue reading

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The Discomfort Zone

This month I’m participating in a blog chain with some wonderful people at ChristianWriters.com and today it’s my turn to write. We are discussing stepping out of our comfort zones in relation to our writing. When I first read the … Continue reading

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What I Learned from The Circle

I’ve just finished reading ‘The Circle’ series by Ted Dekker. If you haven’t come across it you must check it out. This four-part series combines a modern-day thriller with an epic fantasy, and a bit of science-fiction thrown in for … Continue reading

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Send in the Diplomats

It was a triumphant scene. The great compaign was over. The tribes of Israel were settled in their new homeland. The trbes of Reuban, Gad and Manasseh had chosen lands on the eastern side of the Jordan River, but they … Continue reading

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The Ameteur Approach

If you’re an ameteur writer like me then you may find yourself sometimes feeling a little envious of the professionals out there. Those are the people who get to write stories all day as a career, and even get paid … Continue reading

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Great Writing Blog

I recently stumbled onto a fantastic writing blog from a link on twitter. The blog is called ‘Wordplay: Helping Writers become Authors’ and it is written by K.M. Weiland, who has two published novels under her belt. Some of her … Continue reading

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Adventure Game Nostalgia – King’s Quest lives on

It seems only yesterday, when in a computer store in Hobart, my father found a colourful box on the shelf. “King’s Quest” was the title of the game. “I’ve heard of Sierra,” he said. “Apparently their games have very good … Continue reading

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