Saturday, December 11, 2004

Home Computers will never catch on

Home Computers will never catch on...

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Rest In Peace Irene Adamski

My mother's roommate at IMH, Irene Adamski, died today.

Irene was a great Phillies fan, and I'm sure she'll be up there in heaven rooting her team on.

Friday, February 13, 2004

Fan Mail---February 13, 2004

Just got some fan mail---it's a nice honest appraisal of my book, including the part about being a bit redundant and being a tome :)

Hello John!

I wanted to write a note and tell you that I really enjoyed your books, "Learn to Program with Visual Basic 6" and "Visual Basic Databases".

They were extremely helpful in learning the basic concepts from a total beginner's point of view.

Between those tomes and some help from the on-line forums I was able to not only learn but re-write a small DB program here at work in a total time of about 14 weeks.

I have at least 3 other VB books here in the office, but they weren't as helpful in covering the basics.

Your writing style can seem a tad redundant at times, but that's absolutely perfect for the beginner.

Whatever it is, it works and I hope you continue to write the way you do. I am going to pick up another book of yours here shortly (C++) and I'm confident that with your approach I should have it down in no time.