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FAQ: our 500th Article!

Well, doesn't seem like much, but just wanted to tell everyone: I'm a little
giddy that my meager little site is now 500 articles strong! That's about
100 articles a year, or an article almost every other work day.

I wanted to say thank you very much for your donations and feedback; I'm
still as enthusiastic adding and modifying the site as I was 5 years ago...

--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/


Jul 19 '05 #1
25 1787
I'd like to suggest that you DESC your ORDER BY to put Textpad at the top.
Textpad can kick 2G Noteworks' ass in a fight.

Ray at work

"Aaron Bertrand - MVP" <aa***@TRASHaspfaq.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Well, doesn't seem like much, but just wanted to tell everyone: I'm a little giddy that my meager little site is now 500 articles strong! That's about
100 articles a year, or an article almost every other work day.

I wanted to say thank you very much for your donations and feedback; I'm
still as enthusiastic adding and modifying the site as I was 5 years ago...
--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/


Jul 19 '05 #2
"Aaron Bertrand - MVP" wrote ...
I wanted to say thank you very much for your donations and feedback; I'm
still as enthusiastic adding and modifying the site as I was 5 years

ago...

To be honest Aaron I think its us and the rest of the visitors you've had
who should be thanking you.

I started coding ASP about 4 years ago - I like to think I've come a long
way since those first days - although still admit to learning new things
most weeks - I would not have got as far as I have without the help in the
FAQ and without the oooodles of help offered from the population of this
group - as a result I got my first IT job 2 years ago (2 years ago on the
4th Jan coming actually) - without the skills I had learned by that time I
would not have got the job, and would more than likely still be stuck in the
rut I had been for the previous 5 years - man I hated that job...

So, I like many others I owe you a great deal of thanks...I wish you all the
very best with the FAQ and all your other projects.

Best regards

Rob
Jul 19 '05 #3
"Aaron Bertrand - MVP" wrote ...

[..snip..]

Oh and - SEXY - regarding the new look!

Rob
Jul 19 '05 #4
> I'd like to suggest that you DESC your ORDER BY to put Textpad at the top.
Textpad can kick 2G Noteworks' ass in a fight.


Hey, I think I specifically stated that I didn't want it to be a religious
war! We have enough vi vs. emacs crap here at work...

--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/
Jul 19 '05 #5
>To be honest Aaron I think its us and the rest of the
visitors you've had who should be thanking you.

Agreed Aaron, like this user, I have personally learned
vast amounts of knowledge from your website and help in
the newsgroups. Similarly to the previous user, I started
my IT ASP/SQL Server job 2 years ago and I have single-
handedly completed numerous projects thanks to your help.

Thanks for taking the time to help the user community, we
really appreciate it!!!

Shawn
Jul 19 '05 #6
Sorry. I forgot to include my <g> or ;] or other such virtual tone
inflection. :]

And I'd like to echo Rob, please. Your site is just insanely helpful and it
has gotten me through so much learning with such little frustration. It
truly is appreciated.

Ray at work

"Aaron Bertrand - MVP" <aa***@TRASHaspfaq.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I'd like to suggest that you DESC your ORDER BY to put Textpad at the top. Textpad can kick 2G Noteworks' ass in a fight.


Hey, I think I specifically stated that I didn't want it to be a religious
war! We have enough vi vs. emacs crap here at work...

--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/

Jul 19 '05 #7
As the overall winner of the least competent ASP developer to frequent this
here NG, I'd like to thank you for your site and you help here. For every
dumb question I post here, I had 3 more dumb ones that I solved by going to
ASPFAQ.com.
"Aaron Bertrand - MVP" <aa***@TRASHaspfaq.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Well, doesn't seem like much, but just wanted to tell everyone: I'm a little giddy that my meager little site is now 500 articles strong! That's about
100 articles a year, or an article almost every other work day.

I wanted to say thank you very much for your donations and feedback; I'm
still as enthusiastic adding and modifying the site as I was 5 years ago...
--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/


Jul 19 '05 #8
"Aaron Bertrand - MVP" <aa***@TRASHaspfaq.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Well, doesn't seem like much, but just wanted to tell everyone: I'm a little giddy that my meager little site is now 500 articles strong! That's about 100 articles a year, or an article almost every other work day.

I wanted to say thank you very much for your donations and feedback; I'm still as enthusiastic adding and modifying the site as I was 5 years ago...
--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/


How do I make JavaScript send values to ASP?
Jul 19 '05 #9
If I say "ASP Pages," am I being redundant? How about "ATM Machine" or "PIN
Number?"

"Chris Hohmann" <no****@thankyou.com> wrote in message
news:#R**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...

How do I make JavaScript send values to ASP?

Jul 19 '05 #10
Hey, do you work at a bank too? Nice! My bank can kick your bank's ass in
a fight.

Ray at work

"middletree" <mi********@htomail.com> wrote in message
news:e8**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
If I say "ASP Pages," am I being redundant? How about "ATM Machine" or "PIN Number?"

"Chris Hohmann" <no****@thankyou.com> wrote in message
news:#R**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...

How do I make JavaScript send values to ASP?


Jul 19 '05 #11
Settle down, kids. If I have to pull over, I swear...

--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/


"Ray at <%=sLocation%>" <myfirstname at lane34 dot com> wrote in message
news:OC**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hey, do you work at a bank too? Nice! My bank can kick your bank's ass in a fight.

Jul 19 '05 #12
No, I just wanted to contribute some frequently asked questions. I'm trying
to be the inspiration for article #501.
"Ray at <%=sLocation%>" <myfirstname at lane34 dot com> wrote in message
news:OC**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hey, do you work at a bank too? Nice! My bank can kick your bank's ass in a fight.

Ray at work

"middletree" <mi********@htomail.com> wrote in message
news:e8**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
If I say "ASP Pages," am I being redundant? How about "ATM Machine" or

"PIN
Number?"

"Chris Hohmann" <no****@thankyou.com> wrote in message
news:#R**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...

How do I make JavaScript send values to ASP?



Jul 19 '05 #13
Jay

"middletree" <mi********@htomail.com> wrote in message
news:e8**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
If I say "ASP Pages," am I being redundant? How about "ATM Machine" or "PIN Number?"


Maybe a NIC card will solve your redundancy problem ;-)
Jul 19 '05 #14
"Aaron Bertrand - MVP" <aa***@TRASHaspfaq.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Well, doesn't seem like much, but just wanted to tell everyone: I'm a little giddy that my meager little site is now 500 articles strong! That's about 100 articles a year, or an article almost every other work day.

I wanted to say thank you very much for your donations and feedback; I'm still as enthusiastic adding and modifying the site as I was 5 years ago...
--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/


Q: What happened to the first 2000 articles? Inquiring minds want to
know.
Jul 19 '05 #15
Aaron Bertrand - MVP wrote:
Well, doesn't seem like much, but just wanted to tell everyone: I'm a
little giddy that my meager little site is now 500 articles strong!
Congrats
That's about 100 articles a year, or an article almost every other
work day.
Well done - that is remarkable dedication.
I wanted to say thank you very much for your donations and feedback;
I'm still as enthusiastic adding and modifying the site as I was 5
years ago...


That's good to know. Here's your feedback:

Please lose the client script dependencies - it really does hinder access to
the content.

--
William Tasso - http://WilliamTasso.com
Jul 19 '05 #16
> Please lose the client script dependencies - it really does hinder access
to
the content.


What parts, specifically, are giving you troubles? Most of the navigation
does not require JavaScript...

--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/
Jul 19 '05 #17
> Q: What happened to the first 2000 articles? Inquiring minds want to
know.


I don't remember why, but I believe the start point of 2001 was arbitrary...
had something to do with pre-existing articles before I switched to the
newer database servers, and there were articles up to 3 digits, and I wanted
to completely separate everything. Why I didn't choose 1000 as the first
article #, I really can't recall...

--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/
Jul 19 '05 #18
Aaron Bertrand - MVP wrote:
Please lose the client script dependencies - it really does hinder
access to the content.


What parts, specifically, are giving you troubles? Most of the
navigation does not require JavaScript...


There was an issue with the previous design that I suspect is no longer
relevant - recent notes covered in the 'hosts' thread.

Good luck with the next 500.

Now I know you do receive site feedback I'll be sure to flag up any issues I
come across. Personally, I'd be happy to discuss the site (as opposed to
the content) in more detail, but I suspect that is just a little off-topic
here - maybe email or a more appropriate group? Your call.

--
William Tasso - http://WilliamTasso.com
Jul 19 '05 #19
Aaron,

Great job over the last ... years. Just the fact you have the time and
energy to compile FAQs is remarkable.

--
Manohar Kamath
Editor, .netBooks
www.dotnetbooks.com
"Aaron Bertrand - MVP" <aa***@TRASHaspfaq.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Well, doesn't seem like much, but just wanted to tell everyone: I'm a little giddy that my meager little site is now 500 articles strong! That's about
100 articles a year, or an article almost every other work day.

I wanted to say thank you very much for your donations and feedback; I'm
still as enthusiastic adding and modifying the site as I was 5 years ago...
--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/


Jul 19 '05 #20
Aaron,

Thanks so much for the site. Like all of the other responders I depend on
that site being there daily and couldn't have gotten to my level of coding
without it. I still have a long way to go but I count on the next 500
articles to get me there!

Thanks again

Mike
"Aaron Bertrand - MVP" <aa***@TRASHaspfaq.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Well, doesn't seem like much, but just wanted to tell everyone: I'm a little giddy that my meager little site is now 500 articles strong! That's about
100 articles a year, or an article almost every other work day.

I wanted to say thank you very much for your donations and feedback; I'm
still as enthusiastic adding and modifying the site as I was 5 years ago...
--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/


Jul 19 '05 #21
On Wed, 3 Dec 2003 17:27:45 -0500, "Aaron Bertrand - MVP"
<aa***@TRASHaspfaq.com> wrote:
Settle down, kids. If I have to pull over, I swear...


Hmmm... My dad always swore even if he didn't pull over... :)

Jeff
Jul 19 '05 #22
Three cheers for Aaron! Hip hip... horray! :)
Aaron, your site is truly an inspiration. Well designed, and with tons of
great content. Keep up the great work!

Regards,
Peter Foti
Jul 19 '05 #23
"Aaron Bertrand - MVP" wrote:

Well, doesn't seem like much, but just wanted to tell everyone:
I'm a little giddy that my meager little site is now 500 articles
strong! That's about 100 articles a year, or an article almost
every other work day...


Congratulations, Aaron.

I'm not sure when the site changed, but I like the new look, as well as some
of the new details.
--
Dave Anderson

Unsolicited commercial email will be read at a cost of $500 per message. Use
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me directly or ask me to contact you directly for assistance. If your
question is worth asking, it's worth posting.
Jul 19 '05 #24
> I'm not sure when the site changed, but I like the new look, as well as
some
of the new details.


I meant to announce it over the weekend (I launched it Saturday night, I
think?). I should probably finish the help page, so that people can take
advantage of some of the new features.

--
Aaron Bertrand
SQL Server MVP
http://www.aspfaq.com/
Jul 19 '05 #25
> No, I just wanted to contribute some frequently asked questions. I'm
trying
to be the inspiration for article #501.


Or, more likely, #5007. :-P
Jul 19 '05 #26

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