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Old 04-10-2006, 02:26 PM   #21
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Re: IT experts: anyone familiar with slow DDE problems?

from task bar, look at your processes, sort by largest. Then look at your physical and paged memory usage.
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Re: IT experts: anyone familiar with slow DDE problems?
Old 04-10-2006, 03:39 PM   #22
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Re: IT experts: anyone familiar with slow DDE problems?

I've checked the task manager, there is a ton of crap running but it is all crap that IT installed (various programs/services that they require). There's nothing hogging all the memory or CPU that I can see. I have 512mb of RAM and total usage right now is only 272 so I don't think that's the problem.

It's not hitting the page file or trashing the disk...for example, if I leave the task manager up while I open an excel file through Explorer, the CPU doesn't even spike while I am waiting for excel to open...it just sits there at about 2%. I don't think it's a resource problem, I think that explorer is sending a request to Excel and it's just waiting for something...but I dont know what.
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You might have some weird excel global settings going on...

Here's something to look at:

http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/slowresp.htm

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Do you have any VBA add ins in Tools -->options Uncheck all of them
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Also, shut off Norton down in your right hand side tray.* Then try and open Excel.

And if you run detect and repair from your help menu that should restore your excel configurations back to vanilla install.
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Dang CR, it's fun to watch you go agro on a problem! If only our IT support was so dilligent!
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Dang CR, it's fun to watch you go agro on a problem! If only our IT support was so dilligent!
just killing time -I'm try to avoid having to debug a peoplesoft cobol program :P
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Cobol doesnt need debugging. The code was designed so that regular managers can read it and fix it.

What you need is a regular manager.

Go ahead and go for the joke about giving yours some fiber.
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What you need is a regular manager.

Where I work we only have pretend technical managers making disgusting salaries. They couldn't debug themselves out a of paper bag if their life depended on it. I'm not bitter or cynical, nope not me...

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LOL! Great, I read that and looked at your avatar, now I will have Barney's cousin, "Boppin' Banana" dancing in my head singing, "I'm not bitter, nope not me!". Your avatar is killin' me, but in a good way.
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LOL! Great, I read that and looked at your avatar, now I will have Barney's cousin, "Boppin' Banana" dancing in my head singing, "I'm not bitter, nope not me!". Your avatar is killin' me, but in a good way.
Glad you like it! I was almost tempted to bring God Warrior back today.
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Just being funny...way back when management was concerned that they had all these technical people running around and writing code they didnt understand, so a big part of the original Cobol design goals was to make it possible for non-programmers such as supervisors, managers and users, to read and understand the code themselves.

That **** sure worked out really well, huh?


AND NO GOD WARRIOR. I made the boob lady go away. She's been replaced by "Gabe Making Snoofy Face"
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Just being funny...way back when management was concerned that they had all these technical people running around and writing code they didnt understand, so a big part of the original Cobol design goals was to make it possible for non-programmers such as supervisors, managers and users, to read and understand the code themselves.

That **** sure worked out really well, huh?


AND NO GOD WARRIOR. I made the boob lady go away. She's been replaced by "Gabe Making Snoofy Face"
I can't believe in the year 2006 I'm futzing with Cobol crap. It's bizarre. PeopleSoft has this pretty web architecture but deep in the bowels of the application server lies Cobol. It's the workhorse behind Global and North America Payroll.

We like Gabe's snoofy face!
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So do we!
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I have to post a cute picture at some point, Tori likes to grab our face with her hands and make a face like she's exerting all her energy to crush our head...wait, maybe she's just seeing at what point she can and then start bossing us around...wait, she already bosses us around...
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Yeah, you figured that out too?

I'm not sure who's in charge around here, but it definitely isnt me and my wife says she's pretty sure it isnt her either...
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Yeah, you figured that out too?

I'm not sure who's in charge around here, but it definitely isnt me and my wife says she's pretty sure it isnt her either...
Oooh, my heart goes out to those with wee children. Enjoy the cutie faces now as it will turn quickly into a 13 year old scowl and growl in no time. I swear children should just bypass the teen years right from 11 years old to 18, overnight. My youngest is 17 1/2, free at last, free at last.......
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Yep, I always tell my wife "only 10-12 short years before we turn into assholes!"
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Yep, I always tell my wife "only 10-12 short years before we turn into assholes!"
Ohhhhhhh! Sooooo tempting...

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go for it!!!!!
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