The title of this entry is a corruption of the Public Enemy cut âFight the Powerââwhich is from an Isley Brotherâs cut of the same name. There are millions of permutable egocentric interpretations about why people dissent. Most of the accused are boiled down to jealous toddlers, swaddled in narcissism.
The last week of Blog cruising is full of people asking other people to âact nicer.â The Mini-Microsoft guy is reminded that âRarely does a bad attitude solve the problem.â This quote sounds like advice for âsex workers.â Show me some scientific data proving that pleasuring people with an unmistakably âgoodâ attitude solves a real problem. Letâs talk about the Dalia Lamaâs attitude and his problem with Red China.
In âMy funny valentineâ Nicholas Carr is rebuffed by The Scobelizer for being unkind to Microsoft and too kind to Google. In âGovernment Bias Against Appleâ Om Malik accuses the United States Government of being rude to Apple and too chummy with Microsoft. And, of course, the biggie, the CrunchNotes.com guy is not a racist.
HmmâŠ âact nicer.â Well the poet in me, the African poet in me, wants to break the Imperial English that holds me captive in order to communicate non-English Imperial values. So dig: Nice was/is a city in Italy/Franceâand this reminds me of the need to get along in a renaissance mercantile culture. You never know who your next customer will be so itâs best to not offend anyoneâexcept us Africans because everybody knows (including us) that we have no moneyâand we are âused toâ spending our existential billions on people who donât care whether we live or die.
So when I have to act âniceâ I know that I am acting. Okay, now I am actor. I expect to be paid like a professional. Most people act for free in a habitual imitation of television beings. Now thatâs not Niceâis it? Hey that sounds like slavery! Now the dialectical extremist in you may suggest that when I ârefuseâ to act nice that means âI wantâ to be angry. Hey, dude, I did not grow up in that kind of dysfunctional family. My mother or father never ever beat me physically or emotionally into a pulp until I put on my âhappy face.â What does the Pink Floyd song say? âHanging on in quiet desperation is the English wayâŠâ Welcome to my ghetto. That shit is broke.
I still use Microsoft AccessâŠ Just as there are âa lotâ of FoxPro users, there will always be âa lotâ of Access users. My relationship with Access suffered two heavy blows: its limited use in ârealâ Web applications and the macro virus crisis that (to me) dealt Microsoft a heavy blow. The Access 2003 screenshot above completely summarizes my personal use of Microsoft Access.
I use one ADP file for many databases. Access can automatically detect relations among tables and render sub-datasheets on the fly. Column widths, frozen columns and Combo Boxes can be defined for the datasheets as well. All of these definitions are stored on the server, among the extended propertiesâthis why all I need is one ADP file. This ADP file serves as my bottom-rung, quick-and-dirty data entry front end for DBMS catalogs, mostly SQL Server.
Microsoft Access will never go away in theory. Its legacy shows up in the Visual Studio product line, namely the wonderful âdata bindingâ technologies. This just in: there is an Office 12 Access Blog.
How are the Web servers doing? Netcraft.com has the survey data.
âFixing Windows with Knoppixâ details how Linux can save a Windows box. Strangeâbut truth is stranger than marketing.
The VMWare Server Beta is free of charge.
âTop 10 New Features of ADO.NET 2.0â is something I should have seen months ago.
âIntact tomb found in Egyptâs Valley of Kingsâ refers to an â18th Dynastyâ tomb of the âNew Kingdom.â This is âexcitingâ for people like the author of Not out of Africa because, by this time, Egypt has been overrun by so many invaders not from Africa that the bodies in that tomb are very likely to computer-simulate Boy George very well.
âContemporary Nigerian writingâreading list Iâ from uknaija canât go unread by the readers of the kintĂ© space.
âA former Czech army doctor convicted of shooting dead Nigeriaâs consul to Prague after falling prey to fraudsters has been spared his full jail term.â I canât tell you how many times some geek out there slips in a spam or phishing joke that refers to Nigerians. Any DotNetRocks fans out there? It is interesting that the Nigerians get the brunt of this attack. These jokes have never been funny to me.
vektorika magazine is out there. It deserves mentionâŠ
Ayo is one of the many African names of the African peoples that play this game. When I was child in the 1970s here in Los Angeles I used to see these games lying around quite a bit. Now I donât see them at allâexcept on the Internet. Yes!
Doreen Baingana reminds us that âOur stories arenât all tragedies.â Evidently, Dave Chappelle on Oprah suggests that it took 50 million U.S. dollars for him to realize the negative side affects of cartoon drawings of African suffering. Does Doreen have 50 million too?
BookSmart is the big-ass piece of software that youâll need for your blurb book.
The CrunchNotes.com guy is not a racist. He is also not a communist. Well, Iâm glad thatâs all settled.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault is in Africa. She is bureau chief of CNN International.
Meedio Essentials is better than Got All Media. But eventually you will have to pay for it.
Google has zeitgeist.
Zazzle.com makes custom postage stamps.