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Thread: What did you do today (2015)
04/05/2015 23:53:27

Hello Michael Cox.

I'm portuguese and live in the Lisbon area.
Will you, please, let me know if you bought the "nearly the same Ice stick trays" in the Lisbon area? And if so, the name of the shop?

Thanks in advance
Dias Costa

Thread: Steam motorbike anyone?
15/04/2015 11:31:13

In the northern Portugal, Barcelos, steam motor bike ***HERE*** and ***HERE*** .
The same gentleman with his steam motor bike near my home ***HERE***.

Dias Costa

Thread: Simple way to control nema stepper motor
17/03/2015 21:11:48

Hello Ray,
You can find **HERE** a Stepper Motor Driver.
I use one of those to control the table in my BF20 Milling Machine. See **HERE** .

Dias Costa

Thread: A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
25/12/2014 03:59:57

Dear all folks!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Dias Costa in Portugal.

Thread: Colin Usher's Index is back up to date
19/10/2014 16:26:20

Hello John,
Hello Neil and all,

To John: You are welcomed.

To Neil: Thank you for calling the attention to the import feature of MEW_INdexes.

To all: The MEW_Indexes has a feature that may be of interest to some which is: In each record/article you can add your own notes so augmenting the utility of the application. If you use these feature please follow the way suggested by Neil in his previous message to update the database.
Also would like to draw your attention to another feature which may be of interest to you: in the "Query the MEW Index" option, you can make queries using multiple combined criteria (with AND or OR operator) which you can not do in a PDF file. Meaning that, by example, you can search for certain article from a given author in a specific year and having some keyword.

Best regards
Dias Costa

18/10/2014 21:51:17

Hello John, good evening!

You don't need to add or load the Neil's file to the application if you have downloaded it after today 02:00AM.
However if you haven't downloaded it after that moment and want to load the file instead of downloading the complete MEW_Indexes application, you can download the file from the Meil's site and follow the instructions in the MEW_Indexes_help.htm file.

Hope I was clear and of some help
Dias Costa

18/10/2014 15:04:21

Hello Ady, good afternoon.

Ady: Any chance of making the database data downloads csv or text format?

DC: You can download the Excel format file from the ***URL*** provided by Neil, open it with Excel (I prefer to use LibreOffice Calc) and finally export the data as CSV file.

Best regards
Dias Costa


Edited By dcosta on 18/10/2014 15:08:47

18/10/2014 10:34:26

Hello All,

Neil: Thank you for making the file available. It also worked for me, directly.

All: I've just made available the MEW_Indexes with the new file made available by Neil covering to the 222 issue. You cand download it from ***LINK***.
If you want download the ME_Indexes or EiM_Indexes you can do it ***HERE***.

Michael Gilligan: My application doesn't have the 'Bells & Whistles" you don't like in Access and goes directly to the "subject".

Best regards
Dias Costa

Thread: Making use of old Lithium batteries
15/09/2014 18:32:28

Hello all,

You can see ***HERE*** some consequences of a Lithium Ion battery explosion in my garage/workshop.

Dias Costa

Thread: Suggestions/ideas for projects
09/09/2014 22:20:46

Hello John,

John: Interesting solution, but it looks like the bamboo curtain doesn't roll up out of the way, does it?

DC: Yes it does. Both extremes (uppermost and lowermost) are attached to the same screw holes where the original bellows was. So the bamboo curtain works in the same manner as the original bellows.

Dias Costa

09/09/2014 20:44:03

Hello John, good evening.

See **LINK** , please.

Dias Costa

Thread: Indexes or Indices ?
09/09/2014 19:20:07

Hello Neil, John, Vic, All

Finally the application EiM_Indexes is working as expected.
I am especially grateful to Mr Neil Wyatt with whom I exchanged correspondence and helped me find the cause of the error.
Anyone interested can find the MEW_Indexes, ME_INdexes EiM_Indexes applications and the usual address:

Best regards
Dias Costa

03/09/2014 22:59:02

Hello Neil, John, Others, good evening.

Now I found the cause of the problem ant it's corrected now. I hard coded an address in a disc as the place for a database file. Now that address it's dynamic.

Please try again and let me know the result.

Thanks in advance
Dias Costa

03/09/2014 20:52:32

Hello John, Neil, Vic.

Thank you for your intereste in the application and help.

Neil, John:
can you, please, let me know if you installed all the files of the EiM_Indexes application in a directory/folder for itself alone before testing?

Thanks in adavance
Dias Costa

03/09/2014 16:59:47

Hello John and Neil.

Neil: it's hard to track down a fault you can't see.
DC: Yes you are right. And a long time passed since I made the programm.

Haved you by any chance made some change on the data in the form "Cross issue by date (Maintenance)" or used the option "Import from an Excel file"?

Couldn't find, yet, the cause of the problem.
Meanwhile I've put in my site a EiM_Index ziped file with new data base file.

Please download it, try it, and let me know what happens.

Thanks in advance
Dias Costa

21/08/2014 17:25:36

Hello John and Neil.

I have made ​​small attempts to find the cause of the problem but have not had success so far.
There is, however, one thing that I remembered: during the construction of the program, in testing, that message was presented to me a few times and at that time I found that the problem was a result of the data structure used which is more complex than those used by MEW_Index and also by ME_Index.
I hope to during the next week-end to solve the problem and release a new version of the program.

Almost forgot to say that here, at home, the program works without sending the message.

Thanks for your patience.
Dias Costa

18/08/2014 19:47:53

Hello John and Neil. Good afternoon.
Thank you for your help. Your information is importante for me to search for the cause of the problem.
I'll start working on the EiM_Index program as soon as I can and when I have it fixed I'll let you know in this thread.

Dias Costa

Edited By dcosta on 18/08/2014 19:48:26

17/08/2014 22:12:37

Hello all, good evening.

MEW_Index, ME_Index and EiM_Index
Is there someonelse finding the same problems related above using the Index applications and willing to let me know which one of the three applications doesn't work?
Also, if possible, let me know the steps used to run the application to help me in fiding the origin of the problem.

Thanks in adavance
Dias Costa

17/08/2014 09:39:28

Hello Neil, John. Good morning.

Would you please let me know which one of the three applications doesn't work?
Also, knowing the steps used to run the application would help me in fiding the problem.
Have you put all the downloaded files in a directory/foilder for itself?

I openned all of them and they worked as expetected.

Dias Costa

Thread: Thoughts on "build threads"
31/07/2014 00:32:46

Hello Julian, good evening.

No you are not alone...
I agree with you on all points.

Best regards
Dias Costa

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