VB2TheMax No More

A reader sent me an email this morning about an unfortunate change to one of the links in VBA for Dummies—one that I’m sure many readers will find offensive. It seems that someone has taken over the VB2TheMax site listed in the “Locating Just the Right Code” section in Chapter 17 of the 5th Edition of the book. This URL is located on page 387 of the English version of the book, but it may appear on a different page if you use a different language version of the book (or an older edition). The point is that I’m embarrassed about the change and apologize to everyone who finds the change offensive. I obviously couldn’t foresee that the site would be taken over by pornography when I originally included it in the book. Unfortunately, it appears that the site is no longer active and there isn’t any replacement for it that I can recommended. If anyone has an alternative URL, please send it to me at John@JohnMuellerBooks.com.

This brings me to a larger issue about URLs in books. They get outdated. In many cases, the URL simply fails to work because the owner takes the site down. If you ever find an outdated URL in one of my books, especially of the sort discovered by this reader, please let me know about it. I would prefer not to offend anyone and I’ll always provide updated URLs as I become aware of them.


Author: John

John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 99 books and over 600 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a Web security book, discussions of how to manage big data using data science, a Windows command -line reference, and a book that shows how to build your own custom PC. His technical editing skills have helped over more than 67 authors refine the content of their manuscripts. John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has also contributed articles to magazines such as Software Quality Connection, DevSource, InformIT, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hard Core Visual Basic, asp.netPRO, Software Test and Performance, and Visual Basic Developer. Be sure to read John’s blog at http://blog.johnmuellerbooks.com/. When John isn’t working at the computer, you can find him outside in the garden, cutting wood, or generally enjoying nature. John also likes making wine and knitting. When not occupied with anything else, he makes glycerin soap and candles, which comes in handy for gift baskets. You can reach John on the Internet at John@JohnMuellerBooks.com. John is also setting up a website at http://www.johnmuellerbooks.com/. Feel free to take a look and make suggestions on how he can improve it.