This website came to life in early 1998 primarily because I (Dev Ashish) got
tired (sort of anyways) of typing in or copy/pasting the same
"canned" responses to the questions being posted in
the various Microsoft Access newsgroups on the Usenet.
(Actually, the text file was getting kind of large. :-) ) Of
course there were already
lot of such websites on the net, but nothing beats the
luxury of having some content on the local hard drive and
knowing whether a topic has been covered or not.
Over time, I have been lucky enough to receive the
contributions from many folks
from all corners of the world. Some people went above and beyond
in helping me understand specific topics or working with me to
come up with interesting
utilities and other code samples. You all know who you are,
and I sincerely thank you. Without your personal support and
encouragement, I would not know most of what I do know today,
and this website could never have been as extensive as it is
today. I would additionally like to specifically express
my gratitude to the following people (in no particular order):
- Michel (Vanderghast)
Walsh, Access MVP, for translating the entire website in
French, a truly
- Felix Kasza, Win32 SDK
MVP, for providing the space on his server for this content.
- Terry Kreft,
Access MVP, for having enough patience to answer my
questions, and for piquing my interest in the Win32 API.
- Ken Getz,
renowned author and Access MVP, for possessing a writing
style that makes many a tough problems seem easy.
- And lest I forget; all those who've flamed me for various
reasons, or told me that something is undoable.
Proving your assertions wrong was, and continues to be, one
of the biggest reasons behind many an interesting projects.
A personal thanks to
Arvin Meyer, who, since
mid-2002, has been helping me, as the co-author of the site.
I've received a lot of emails over the years from
folks wondering why I haven't provided any kind of personal
information on this website. Well, I truly never felt that
such information would be of any value or have any relevance on
a technical website such as this. All the visitors come
here for a specific reason; and finding information about me
isn't one of them. On the other hand, if you see me at
some conference or somewhere else, then please do stop by for a
chat. No amount of email usage can take the charm away from
face-to-face communication. :-)