Welcome to the QA Tech-Tips blog!

Some see things as they are, and ask "Why?"   I dream things that never were, and ask "Why Not".  
Robert F. Kennedy

“Impossible” is only found in the dictionary of a fool.  
Old Chinese Proverb

Monday, December 28, 2009

QA Tech-Tips - UPDATE

Well. . . .

It looks like I'm going to be busy!

I am going to peruse my list of previously saved Tech-Tips and import, (make that read: "brute-force cut-and-paste-and-mangle-and-cram-and-push-and. . . ), them into this blog.

I am going to try (!!) to insert them based on the date they were originally published.  Hopefully that will work.  If it doesn't, there are going to be a WHOLE BUNCH of Tech-Tips published today.  (. . . and tommorow, and the next day, and the day after. . .)

Unfortunately, most of these Tech-Tips are saved in M$ Outlook's Rube Goldberg version of "HTML" which makes importing or copying them into any other HTML based application a Non-Trivial task. . . . . It's doable, but it's a lot like making your way through a thick jungle - you slash-and-cut your way through the thickest web of obscure HTML code imaginable.  So - if the spacing is a bit wierd, or things don't align "just so" - you'll understand why.  As I get better at "this blogging thing", I will try to go back through and clean up what I can.

Update:  I have discovered a very useful tool - especially when you're fighting HTML filled with M$ cruft - called HTML Tidy, located over at SourceForge.  It's a command-line utility that is definitely worth a look.

When I am finished, I hope to have a reasonably comprehensive collection of Tech-Tips here for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks for visiting!

If you've seen previous versions of these posts - perhaps as e-mails when they were originally distributed - you may notice that they're not exact word-for-word imports.  Since it was necessary for me to go to what were already hysterically great lengths just to get the content IN here, I took the liberty to edit for clarity and/or meaning whenever I felt the articles would be improved therefrom.



  1. Interesting, to be honest I didn't know that but I will try it. Absolutely.

  2. I did not know about this topic I really enjoy it so much when I read it


Thanks for sharing your thoughts here at the QA Tech-Tips Blog!

This blog will not, repeat NOT, publish comments that contain ANY KIND OF HYPERLINK.

If your comment contains ANY KIND OF HYPERLINK it WILL BE DELETED.

Please read the article at How To Get Comments Approved On This Blog for additional information regarding this rule.

Thank you for understanding.

Jim (JR)