New technology enables easier crime scene recreation.

ATLANTA, GA — March 22, 2015 — Lawyers will soon have an incredible new opportunity to demonstrate – in real time – facts and theories that previously required a good imagination.

The paths of gunshots can be recreated in the air right in front of juries.  Crime scenes can be cheaply and quickly reconstructed as trial exhibits.  Witnesses can retrace the path that they took on a map – in real time and in the color of their choice – on wax or transparencies.

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This new technology is good news for artists, who will see future job opportunities in the legal field.


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Xojo SQLite database access – sample code.

Here is sample web app code for a button to check to see if a SQLite database exists… [see code below]

Dim fff As FolderItem
Dim db As New SQLiteDatabase
Dim s As String


If fff <> Nil Then
If db.Connect Then
TextArea1.Text=“DBE – success connection”
TextArea1.Text=“DBE – FAIL: “ + db.ErrorMessage + “”
End If
TextArea1.Text=“FAIL: database files does not exist.”
End If

This code checks to see if a database file as named in the textbox exists, tries to connect to it and finally reports the results.


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Updating your Xojo apps? 1701 Software provides some help!

If you do not want to create a series of apps iterated by version numbers, here’s a handy link to 1701 Software’s helpful article on how to use a timer to check for the existence of a file to order a shut-down of your old app to enable updating…


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Jobs, jobs, everywhere; nary a sign in sight.

ATLANTA – Employer, meet Employee … on Facebook?  You bet!  Those “Now Hiring” signs have gone digital, and what previous generations have envisioned as “the future” is here NOW.

This is part of something, as a worker, I have longed for – a supercharged network where people can work together to find each other work and any other resources such as referrals to businesses that we trust.  And, it’s happening.

I’m writing this as an encouragement because – I’ve gotten hired to do freelance art gigs (and other jobs) off of FB.  I’ve seen friends of mine get hired off of Facebook – so – I know that it does work.

See the sections and tips below, and feel free to add in tips for others reading this in the comments.

Looking for work?  Here are a few tips:

  1. Consider making a “professional account” or a blog where you address industry trends or simply post samples of your work.
  2. Highlight your talents or make a “mini resume.”
  3. IF you are worried about a current manager finding out (some managers will fire people the moment they start looking for greener grass), stick to person-to-person PM chats.
  4. If you’re already unemployed, be sure to connect with community support groups and other similar types of pages, and let people know that you’re seeking work, or keep watch on those pages because hiring managers will post on those pages, too.
  5. If you know that you will be searching for work soon, connect with potential employers and keep the line of communication open – you never know if a friend can give you a lead that will give you a lead that will give you a job.  It’s happened.

For the employers, Facebook is an awesome tool because you get the privilege of a far more in-depth look at the prospective employee, and you might walk away with a very valuable team member out of a Facebook search.

Here’s what you get:

  1. Well-connected people have potential vendors or customers.
  2. Facebook is a great tool for seeing into a person’s personality.
  3. No fees – ads and headhunters cost money.
  4. Community-specific support pages are a possible venue for sourcing employees as physically close to the business as can be made to happen.  Employees tend to want shorter commutes.
  5. Virtual work – yes, some employers assign work via FB chat.

If you are self-employed or are an independant contractor, FB company pages are a great stepping stone to more direct clients or customers.  Consider making one if you only have a website.

All of this is pretty much common sense that is found after using FB for a little while.  If you’re searching for work, good luck.

– Amy Barnes
IT / media /paralegal


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$20 off your first Lyft ride – AMY529432

For a Lyft first ride credit for up to $20 – use the following code:  AMY529432

To ESTIMATE the cost of a Lyft ride – here is the Atlanta city link:


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