<thumps head on desk>

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Chuffy, 28 Aug 2007.

  1. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    No, it's no good. I've spent all day staring at Access, trying to put together a simple database but my brain just refuses to function. I feel like a blind, quadreplegic gibbon being asked to solve a Rubik's Cube. If things don't improve tomorrow I'm going to have to trade myself in for a lump of coal.
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Don't worry; I never sussed Rubik's cube, either! ;)

    If at first you don't succeed, give up. There's no point making a damn fool of yourself. - Mark Twain
  3. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Why not try an MS Infopath and MS Sharepoint Combo for databases? They work pretty well and you can send out digital forms that when sent back will integrate smoothly back into the database with minimal work from you...
  4. TimO

    TimO Veteran

    Taken straight from my desk:


    I had one when they first came out, and never got anything more than two layers sussed. I solved the folding thing in one weekend, and the clock thing didn't even take a day, but I still haven't solved the cube. Danged difficult bugger.
  5. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I remember Rubik's magics and the 'special edition' grey ones...they were ace but prone to breaking very easily!
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Melvil, how long did it take you before it became 'prone to breaking'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. TimO

    Is that my tax file number (3rd column 17th row on the RHS)?

    I hope that page doesn't mean anything - to anyone important.;)
  8. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Chuffy - are you aware of two good online sources of help. Q&A forums if you like:

    http://www.theofficeexperts.com I only use the excel bit. Very very techy. Slow turnover of difficult q&a's.

    I also use mrexcel.... turns out mraccess is something different....

    There's also the microsoft help at http://support.microsoft.com/ph/915 which is pretty good - generally better than the help that the stupid paperclip gives you anyway.....
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    I bet it's probably not much comfort to know that I could easily do it. Hee hee ;)

    if you've got any specific questions mate let me know. is it that there's one specific bit that you can't figure out how to do, or lots...or that you just can't really be bothered trying to force a fisher-price database to do a man-sized job...
  10. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Oooh, depending on mood between about five minutes and five hours! ;)

    Problem with Rubiks magics was that you couldnt' cheat easily by taking them apart and putting them back together again, like you could with a Rubiks cube. And does anyone remember that popular book back in the day which had some swiss/scandinavian kid who was, like, a world expert in solving the cube?
  11. OP

    Chuffy Veteran

    It's not a 'can't do' it's a 'brain won't do'. Which is why I was getting so annoyed.

    Melvil - Cheers. Two more MS products of Evilbill's minions to play with each other and do hideous things. Marvellous! Think I might give those a miss....;)
  12. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Soz Chuffy...! Hope access is good for you today!
  13. OP

    Chuffy Veteran

    Hah! I saw through your cunning plan....
    Brain still working at 25psi today.;)
  14. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Thumping your head on the desk will kill off more brain cells, making the task even more harder than when you first started.
    No dribbling now!
  15. TimO

    TimO Veteran

    LOL, I thought of that, but it isn't important or I would have used a plain sheet as background. If you are curious this is the sheet. It's mostly a hex dump of the science portion of a DoubleStar Mission Fluxgate Magnetometer data packet, since I was tweaking the script to decode data when in Gradiometer mode. Happy now? :biggrin:
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