Hi everybody. I’m happy to report I made it through a whole week of work this week. I finished (I think) one project and am closing in on another. After that, I have yet another project waiting in the wings. Once that one’s done, I’m taking a month off. Not from blogging or my real job, mind you. Just from outside projects.
My tablet PC hasn’t arrived yet. I’m waiting expectantly for it, but that doesn’t seem to be helping. I’ve been using OneNote, but I’m not really thrilled with the program. I thought Microsoft
stole invented the whole concept of drag-and-drop. This program seems to be a pretty poor implementation of that twenty-year old technology. I can’t drag notes to another page or section. When I try to drag notes next to other notes, the program tries to combine them. I have 1,001 other piddly gripes, but they all add up. I’m considering checking out MindManager, by Mindjet. It looks cool and it may work more like what I’m looking for. I’m balking at the $350 price tag. Generally, I don’t pay for software. If I find something I like, I’ll shell out the dough. But $350? I would have to more than “like” it, I would have to “need” it for that kind of money. But they have a 5-day trial and a 21-day trial. Oh, thanks. Don’t open your shirt or your heart might fall out. If the price is a deal breaker, I probably won’t invest any time in it, but I hate when companies are stingy with the trials.
Tomorrow I’m going to the NU v. TX football game with my kid. It’s supposed to be 45F and raining, so that should be fun. On Monday, I’m going to a seminar presented by one of my MVP buddies. I’m not sure what I’ll learn, but the description sounds fascinating. I’ll brief you afterward with his permission. Next month, I’m headed to Eugene, OR for the Oregon v. Udub football game. There is a group of guys who go on a football trip every year and this year they invited me. I’ve never been to Oregon, so I’m excited to see it.
How do I convert the number 20060904 into a date format in Excel?
So if you’re not doing anything this weekend, you could answer that one. The street on which Gail works is Peachtree Industrial Blvd, which furthers my theory that every street in Georgia is named Peachtree. If that one’s too easy, here’s one from Chuck:
I work in an office with 10 computers on one server. I set up validation on certain cells in a spreadsheet to prevent typing in these cells. The input message shows up on my computer when the cells are selected but not on other computers. We are accessing the exact same file. As far as I can tell, add-ins and option settings are the same on all the computers. Any idea why the input message only shows up on my computer?
I can’t even make up a realistic sounding answer to that one.