FileMaker Success Tips, Date Range Overlap, Steve Jobs, and Gmail Fail


FileMaker Success Tips 384: Biz Politics, Comcast, Privilege Set Testing Repeat 

One lesson from the podcast:  Carefully read what you sign!  It will save time and money.

Jeremy Brown dives into date range overlap:  Determining if Two Date Ranges Overlap

All of the description above is sort of abstract. But this technique has potential to solve problems commonly found in FileMaker solutions. Here are a few.

  1. Ensure that an appointment for a person does not conflict with already existing appointments.
  2. Determine when two people are enrolled in the same course at the same time.
  3. Determine if two time-off requests for the same person overlap, or if two requests in the same department overlap.

I learned several new things about Steve Jobs in this article, all of them good:  6 Reasons Why Steve Jobs Was Truly One of a Kind

Google Prank

Gmail’s ‘Mic Drop’ prank backfires in a mortifying way, gets pulled

The problem with Mic Drop is that a lot of people inadvertently added the animated little guy to serious emails (see some particularly nasty examples, below).


Robert R. Coveyou

“The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.”


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