Dick Henderson

Designer ~ Philosopher ~ Poet

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One of my favorite widgets is the Datepicker in JQuery UI.

Simple Syntax and you have a pop calendar to keep your users out of trouble:

  $( function() {
    $( "#CapCase_ClosureDate" ).datepicker();

And there are many other useful widgets in JQuery UI

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“jQuery UI is a collection of GUI widgets, animated visual effects, and themes implemented with jQuery (a JavaScript library), Cascading Style Sheets, and HTML.[5] According to JavaScript analytics service, Libscore, jQuery UI is used on over 197,000 of the top one million websites, making it the second most popular JavaScript library.”


From United States Census Bureau

“The Soundex is a coded surname index (using the first letter of the last name and three digits) based on the way a name sounds rather than the way it’s spelled. Surnames that sound the same but are spelled differently – such as Smith and Smyth – have the same code and are filed together. This system was developed to make it easier to find a particular name even though it may have been spelled (or misspelled, as was more often the case) a variety of ways.”

“The decennial census Soundex system began as a project of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration’s Works Progress Administration (WPA). Because many states did not have uniform systems for registering births, the Soundex indexes were originally prepared to assist the Census Bureau in finding records for people who needed official proof of age.”

SQL Server has two Soundex related functions.

  • SOUNDEX(String)  returns a four character soundex string
  • DIFFERENCE (StringA, StringB) returns a ranking  0 to 4 with 4 being a perfect soundex match.

Here is an excellent post on this subject:

Do You Know Soundex Functions


I was reluctant to tell a fellow developer I had created this WordPress Blog.

Years ago, a high school friend attended a Barry Manilow concert.  He bought the T-shirt and wore it to school the next day.   Our clique decided, “that’s not cool.”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

WordPress was used by more than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2016.[7]WordPress is the easiest and most popular blogging system in use on the Web,[8] at more than 60 million websites.[9]

They Seem To Fit In

I purchased a Managed WordPress account from GoDaddy.  Wired the account to my existing URL.  The process was quick, simple and cheap.  Bam! – just like that, I am a blogger.

And I hope I am one of the cool kids.

Life is Guid

“Each GUID is like a beautiful snowflake: every one a unique item waiting to be born.”

Those are the most beautiful words I have ever know anyone to write about a data type.  I bet no has ever had that passion for an Integer.

The words come from an excellent post on CodingHorror.com

Primary Keys: IDs versus GUIDs

and by the way . . .

A DotNet Framework GUID is a sql  UNIQUEIDENTIFIER.  

Thanks again Microsoft.



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