Saturday, July 21, 2007

EnGraph On The Road

We have been traveling much this summer.  I am currently in Philadelphia where I plan to visit Pennsylvania Transit Company.  PTC operates as a provider for LogistiCare where they download almost 1,000 trips everyday from the LGTC website and then import them to ParaPlan.

Carl and I recently visited MEOC Transit in Big Stone Gap, VA...


MEOC has been using ParaPlan Pro SQL since July 2.

On July 16-18, we installed ParaPlan Lite at Georgetown Senior Center in Jenison, MI.  This was our first Vista install...

Georgetown Senior Center

At GSC we had a strange issue involving multi-user Access 2000 formatted databases and Vista.  Tim did some Googling and found a rare fix from Microsoft for this exact problem!

After our install at GSC, I drove up to Traverse City on Wednesday to see one of our largest clients, Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA)...


BATA has 60 Paratransit vehicles that they schedule in real-time using ParaPlan Pro!  Their operations director, Don Scharmen, then took me out to Sleeping Bear National Shoreline on Lake Michigan.

I then went to visit our very first ParaPlan clients at the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids.  Here is a pic of me and Tony Slaughter, our very first ParaPlan user...

Tony Slaughter at ARC

Tomorrow, I will be picking up Tim at PHL and then we are headed to Salem County Specialized Transportation in New Jersey.  We are visiting them all week to troubleshoot a few problem GPS units that are in use with ParaPlan Pro.  They operate transportation service our of 5 satellite offices.

I will return to the office on August 1.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

File Sharing Lock Count Exceeded

When processing large transactions within a Microsoft 'split-database' application, you may receive the above error.  The MS 'split-db' in Access is not a true client-server solution, it is a file-server solution that can lead to this error/issue.

To avoid this issue you need to manually change a registry setting for MS Jet 4.0.  Set the value to at least 1,000,000,000 and follow the Method 1 instructions linked to here:

EnGaging Posts Coming Soon!!!

I have been extremely busy personally and professional this summer and posting got shelved for a while.  EnGraph has had some new installs and Tim has been cranking away furiously on Goldstar.  David and Jonathan have also released our Beta version of our new engineering/detailing software.  Anyway, here are some posts that are coming soon from yours truly:

  • ParaPlan Install at MEOC Transit
  • Google Reader and Other Cool Things
  • Top 5 Reasons Why Tim Hasn't Blogged in Over a Month
  • LinkindIn
  • The Google Story and David Vise
  • Microsoft Blend, XAML, WPF and .NET 3.0
  • The Evolution of Goldstar
  • Preparing My House For Selling
  • Our Vacation Anniversary to Phoenix
  • Upcoming Install at Georgetown Senior Center
  • Fine-tuning ParaPlan GPS at Salem County

So please come back and check my blog out later this week!