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  • Aagh! I remember encountering FileMaker at my previous job. I think we finally got the client to convert things to Access so they were usable. Otherwise we would have given up on the job entirely.
  • working on a Peter Jackson look before OSCON? :)
    • working on a Peter Jackson look before OSCON? :)

      I pointed Damian to the movie shot by the kids on the bus []. I mentioned that there was close-up (clothed) boob shots that the kids had taken of other kids, which I hadn't yet put into any movies for fear of restraining orders. His comment was priceless: "Here I thought you were the Peter Jackson of the Perl world;and it turns out you're the Michael Jackson instead???".

      Tell you what, you don't talk about my waistline and I won't talk about your ovaries

  • I used Filemaker before it was called Filemaker... but damned if I can remember what the name was then.

    For reference this was at about the same time that Apple came out with the 20MBHD that plugged into the brand new Mac Plus' external floppy drive connector. Anyway...

    Dunno why everybody else seems to hate it so much - I'm able to make good pocket money from a handful of clients still using FM, and I'm still able to whip something together with it faster than several guys I know that swear by Access.

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