Thursday, March 31, 2005

Crystal Reports - Supress Group 1 based on Data in Group 2

Here is a CrystalReport I seem to be having a problem with.
The yellow Highlighter is on my JOBID - which is group 1
The Green Highlighter is on my PHASESUBTYPE - which is group 3

Group 2 is always supressed.

This is an labor overage report so group 3 is suppressed if it is not over budget. Whether to supress Group 3 is decided by the amount in the pink highlighter. It is a running total field. If that number is below 0 then the field shows.

How do I tell Crystal to supress the Job completely (a.k.a. Group 1) if all instances of group 3 remain supressed. Job 12297 on the photo sample would be such an instance. I would like the group 1 header and footer to supress in such a situation.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Further Proof A Fool is Born Every Minute

Tired of the conserative journalistic bias on Fox News and unable to use his remote to change chanels, Sam Kimery invented the Fox Blocker to block reception of Fox News channel. He claims to have sold several hundered copies of his $9 device to other remote impaired fools who would rather spend a few dollars than take the chance of the batteries on their remote dieing just as they flipped past old FNC.

In addition to his fine Fox Blocking device you can also spend an additional $13 to let your friends and family (at least the literate ones) know that you are to stupid to use your remote properly.

Personally, I do just fine avoiding the Ted Turner by flipping past CNN and use words to explain why he is an idiot so both my literate and illiterate friends will know I can both speak, work a remote, and save $22 all at the same time! - A Win/ Win Situation

I give 5 stars to the genius who decided to the silliness of that "fool born every minute" with .
This site is dedicated to saving the life of one small cute rabbitt from being eaten on June 30, 2005 by his owner in exchange for $50K in donations and merchandise purchases.

He has so far suckered $20K out of people who obviously have a brain the size of a pea. I just wonder how many rabbitts are eaten in America in a day/week/year?

Well, I say "More Power To YOU!!!!" to Toby's owner, he makes $50K or gets a nice rabbitt stew!

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Neal Boortz: Because she’s earned it

Leave it to Boortz to be the one national conserveative to say what I have been thinking on Schiavo:Neal Boortz: Because she’s earned it is the title of his article explaining why Schiavo, despite all the cloud of mystery that surrounds her situation should be allowed to die.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Newsweek: From Jesus to Christ

MSN is higlighting From Jesus to Christ from Newsweek. It is written by managing editor John Meacham and is amazingly pro-christianity.
I would not say Mr. Meacham paints himself as a believer by any means, but he provides a fair presentation of doubt from the honest reflections of a true skeptic. I respect his analysis and his conclusion as detailed in his final paragraph.

"As the search goes on for so many along so many different paths, Paul offers some reassuring words for the journey: "Be at peace among yourselves ... encourage the faint-hearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks ... hold fast what is good, abstain from every form of evil"—wise words for all of us, whatever our doubts, whatever our faith. " - John Meacham

Friday, March 18, 2005

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Strange - I never knew I needed that

The Coolest invention I have read about in a VERY long time is a CEMENT BUILDING that inflates and is ready for use in 12 hours. Talk about a great innovation in the world of dsaster services. You have to read the news article to believe it!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Official TiVo SEC Filing on Comcast Deal

Thanks to the freedom of information act you too can view the ACTUAL SEC FILING by TiVo on their annouced 7 year distribution deal with Comcast. YAY!!!! I think this deal should move TiVo from deathwatch to atleast critical condition!!! Here is the Actual Press Release on the deal.

Dumbledore Gets First Harry Potter Cover

See the new Harry Potter Cover from Harry potter and the half bloof prince here.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

I Am A Liberal II

Continuing on from my previous post it should be noted that liberalism in in most pure sense is not a political affiliation, but instead is a philosophical mind set. Many of the great philosophers were philosophical liberals, many of this nations great forefathers were liberals, many of history's finest minds were liberals, Jesus Christ, was a liberal and yet as I continue here I will show that none of these leaders would have been aligned with the brand of mandated liberalism that is being pawned for personal profit and gain by today's democratic and green parties. The two organization violate the spirit of liberalism in their affection toward socialism and communism as the means to a "perfect liberal society" It should be noted however that Communism and Socialism as a system of government have always hurt and exploited the disadvantaged to the benefit of the advantaged.

Only federalism has ever succeeded with creating a government that truly allows a liberal society to thrive in it's commitment to the care of the disadvantaged. America has successfully demonstrated the practicality of personal freedom being the path to improvement of the disadvantage. Until the middle of the 20th century EVERY generation in American History was more blessed, more rich, and more successfully than the generation before it. However that tradition is degrading, The cultural movement toward the government of entitlements and grants has not improved the living standards of the following generations, but instead we stand on a threshold of future generations regressing fiscally and socially with each passing generation.

True liberalism succeeds through the lives and choices of people who can freely choose participation in the care of those in need based on their care for those in need. This is the fundamental truth that the great philosophers, the framers of this republic, and Jesus Christ realized. Jesus compelled his followers to participate in care of the disadvantaged, protect and cherish his creation, and meet not only the physical needs but also the spiritual and emotional needs of those we encounter. Christian's were in fact told to be social liberals out of a response to the spiritual renewal Christ has brought into their life, to love as Christ loved.

Aristotle taught that the center of society was that part of society that was responsible for the care of the most disadvantaged. William Penn framed a system of government that was based on principles that would one day provide the basis of the declaration of independence, the U.S. Bi-Cameral lelgislature and the executive. Penn's liberal ideas formed an environment that saw growth to monumental population growth both in numbers and diversity within Pennsylvania by the end of the 17th century. Thomas Jefferson taught that Christ teachings were the "standard of reason, justice & philanthropy" for a civil society. This mandate left responsibility for fulfillment of these teachings not to "the church", "the priest", or "the government" all of which he mistrusted, but instead to the individual application in people's personal lives.

Christian liberalism, or the "social gospel" is not an idea that can be captured by any political party, government organization, or civil construct. It is a personal way of life for the believer. Liberalism belongs to the individual and it is always exploited and abused when absorbed by any organization structure greater than the individual (i.e. Medieval Catholic Church). A lover of liberalism should fight for the liberty to be free to personally use all his or her resources to the practical benefit of those he or she can personally benefit.

Monday, March 07, 2005

I Am A Liberal

I know this may surprise you if you know me only as that Federalist who writes that blog you like to read occasionally, but the truth of the matter is that I am a true philosophical liberal.

I am a Federalist who votes republican because the liberal agenda has been hijacked by radicalized secularist, intent on creating a powerful godless society by stealing the greatest tool ever designed to empower any organization, liberalism.

Nonetheless however I believe it is the responsibility of the "haves" to provide for the "have-nots" Although I feel this should come not from the meaningless redistribution of a faceless federal government, but instead this should be done by those who give out of a genuine love and care that will meet not only the physical needs but also the spiritual and emotional needs of those they are called to provide for. Now that is liberalism that excites me.

I believe that we have to protect and preserve the world we liuve in as much as possible. I believe that finding power sources other than Fossil fuels will be both a finacial freedom and enviromental blessing to our nation. As a true liberal however I believe it is MY responsibilty to do what I can to lessen our dependence on these pollutant generating energy sources. This means if I am commited to this I would need to buy a $45,000 solar cell package that would power my home and recharge my electric vehicle each night. Although I do think this is an important goal, right now I can not afford this kind of a commitment.

This is where liberals who support the democrat "Big Brother Government" idea fail to see the harm they cause. Allow me to illustrate. A few years ago I was making exactly $1000 a week. My take home pay was $831. This means $169 went to Uncle Sam in one form or another. Uncle sam also recieved another $75 a week from my employers portion of Socialist Security. For the sake of argument let's say I was investing 15% of my income into my retirement. (I would not be, I'd be more at 8%-10% but that is for another day). This means the net difference in my take home pay would have been $82.75 a week. Now let's say I went out and financed that improvement to my home at 6% for 20 years. This would consume my newly aquired $328 a month and I could feel good knowing I was doing my part to "save the earth" if that was my particular cause. (This assumes I was voting democratic because they were the party who would save the earth)

Of course actually the entire game gets better. I have not accounted for $120 a month I send to Comed currently. Perhaps with this extra $30 a week, I can buy some groceries for that less advantaged guy at work with 2 kids making $12 an hour. Now I am helping saving the earth, and helping improve the life for a family of 4.

I don't know about you, but I think I have done a lot better with that $83 than uncle sam ever did.

I could continue on with whatever cause is close to your heart, because it does not matter what you are passionate about. Your money is better spent to improve the world by you, than by those who want to spend it for you.

I am just one liberal who will keep voting republican!

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Friday, March 04, 2005

2008 Republican Watch

I am Going To demonstrate why the 8 Top Contenders For 2008 Republican Nomination can't win and look at what that means for 2008.

8. Ron Brown - Powerful lover of liberty, too extreme for most moderates even within the Republican party itself.

7. Jeb Bush - Popularity comes as a Bush - Media hates him for family ties.

6. John Ashcroft - Media will make sure he is seen as the intolerant fascist picture of Republicanism they like paint. He comes with too much baggage, and to much fodder.

5. John McCain - Popular with Media but too Moderate for Christian Republican's tastes.

4. George Pataki - Not enough name recognition outside of New York.

3. Chuck Haegel - All American from Midwest - Great look and resume but lacks any national posture to launch a serious campaign from.

2. Condelezza Rice - The Media's Most Hated African American Woman. She is already a media sniper target and the media's hatred of an educated successful African American would only become more pugnent during a Condi run.

1. Rudy Guilliani - Can America's Mayor transition to America's leader? I think a Guilliani campaign would reveal the emperor's real clothing.

This list demonstrates the sad reality of a 2008 democratic victory. Any one of Hillary, Dean, Kerry, Jackson Jr, Edwards, or General Clark could claim the top post in 2008, and the republicans have nothing to offer in opposition.

A Prayer For Burns

I was contacted a little bit ago, to let me know that one of the children (a little younger then Ella) had scalded herself VERY BADLY and was be rushed by Delnor to Loyola in the city for immediate help. Please pray for the Henderson family as they deal with this horrible issue.

The Last Winter Cold

I have a cold... Not the little ones you easily dismiss as an annoyance. No this one of those knock your socks off, BOYUA, You are gonna be miserable, hang around for days types. I have had it since Tuesday, but today it has hit what I must imagine is the climax of it's bodily persecution. I am not at all a happy Kevin!!!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Kinko's - It's About Time

I have (among many thousands of other people I assume) put in many request to Kinko's over the years to have a feature where I could send a job from my computer to them from my office. The suggestion always seemed toi be to na avail.
Yesterday, Kinkos relased the File, Print FedEx Kinko's print driver that does just that, and does it as easily as using any other printer installed on your system.

This is a great day for Kinko's and for mobile workers everywhere!!! I mean let's say I have a super who needs to hand a paper report to a job site superintendent, I simply send the report to the Kinko's nearest to him, he picks it up and delivers it just like that. Now that's effiency!

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Yahoo! Netrospective: 10 years, 100 moments of the Web

For Yahoo's 10th birthday they have compiled a very cool
Yahoo! 100 moments of the Web. It is very neat witgh a few noteable exceptions.

1. Where is Google? - That is definitely an internet moment. The site that change the way we search????

2. Where is Blogger? - The most popular blogging site on the internet... seemingly forgotten?

3. Where is Adwords? - Now this is most offensive, it shows Overture, Yahoo's ripoff of Adwords, but conviently fails to mention the competion that created the craze.

4. Where is Itunes? - Where is IMDB? - Compete with Yahoo and your moment in Web history is unimportant and forgotten. I say don't make a "100 Moments" if you don't have the guts to face the greatness of your competitors.