I know that you are a little busy, but could you at least have some of your CO-MVP posted some new materials. For the last few days, this site has become as stale as a fish.
No. I can’t get those lazy sons of a… Just kidding. The deal is: I get the brightest Excel minds in the world to write here and I don’t tell them what to do. That’s not a deal I’m willing to break. What I am willing to do is get off my ass and put some content up, which I will do.
Will you be blogging about Excel on the clock at your new job as well?
You bet. If my employers want the best, they have to allow me to learn. I think it’s pretty clear from the comments on this blog that I learn at least as much as I teach here.
Is your old box too slow for a VPC setup?
P4, 384K. Le pathetique. Good enough for a beta, though. The new D810 came yesterday: PM, 1G. That’s nice. I’ve heard that the key to VPC is to give it plenty of RAM. I think if I’m running the beta in VPC and it’s the only thing on that machine, it will be fine. But it clearly would not be fine with all the other crap I run. By the by, learning from JWalk, I bought my laptop through the business side of Dell and it has virtually no crapware that needs to be uninstalled. I assumed I would be formatting and re-installing Windows to get rid of all that stuff, but it’s not necessary. I thought a laptop as my primary machine would be a good idea, but there are a few annoyances that I need to fix. First, I need a number pad peripheral. Putting a “number pad” on the letter keys is a pretty dumb idea. I doubt anyone uses them in that configuration, ever. On wifey’s thinkpad, there is a third button for scrolling. I can hold down the button and use the pencil eraser to scroll like a mouse wheel. The Dell doesn’t have that, but I’ve grown accustomed to it and I need to find an alternative. It might be that a wireless mouse is the best solution to that problem. So I’ll have a number pad and a mouse. Next I’ll be hooking up a monitor. I might as well have gotten a desktop and a cheaper laptop – the whole package would have been cheaper.
Good luck with the new Job Dick, I hope it allows plent of excel and golf time!!!!!!!!!
My new office is on a golf course. It’s a nice view, but productivity will stink in the summer.
As for the new gig, I start January 3rd. My last day here will be December 9th, giving me about three weeks of vacation. I’ll be spending that time un-pissing off my Excel consulting clients that I’ve been pissing off for the last couple of weeks. I also plan to clean the basement. Finally, I’ll be checking the last minute super saver air fares for a few days of golf somewhere warm.