Wow, five posts in five days. That hasn’t happened in a while. Too bad I couldn’t finish it off with an Excel post. Here are some random thoughts.
Get with it…if you aren’t using it already, now’s a good time to give it a try.
So I signed up. I don’t get it. I have two friends. I joined two groups whose members are MVPs and I’m not sure what the difference is or is supposed to be. I used to work at KPMG, but I can’t join that group because I don’t work there anymore. The university I attended has a group with 20,000 members. The utility of joining that group is suspect. I can’t join the Daniel J. Gross High School group because I’m not a student there.
I checked out the Omaha, Nebraska group. I thought Facebook was MySpace for college educated people. It turns out that it’s MySpace for people who are no longer teens, but haven’t quite hit 25 yet. To wit, this Facebook app. All I can say is WTF.
I’m still using my mower and it’s going well. I need to do an in-depth review, as I promised, but reviews are hard.
My goal this summer was to write an office add-in and sell it. In order to achieve that goal, I will have to turn down hourly consulting work. To date, I have not been able to do that. I hope to develop the intestinal fortitude soon.
I have a big office project at work, but I won’t be doing it. I’m so busy doing non-Excel work at my real job and doing Excel work at my fake job that I don’t have time to do the Excel work at my real job. Instead, I’m currently writing a spec so someone else can do it.
Ruby on Rails:
Instead of developing an office add-in, I’m considering developing a web app using Ruby on Rails. I think it would be fun.
JMT Excel Consulting updated JMT Utilities (somewhat) recently. Also, they’re working on a version for 2007.
I decided to get a tablet last winter, then talked myself out of it. I’m currently trying to talk myself back into it. If and when I get one, I’ve decided to get a Motion Computing tablet. I don’t need a tablet, it would be purely for entertainment purposes. What do you think: 47? flat screen or a tablet?
My dad recently got an Apple TV. It’s pretty cool, but I can’t get past iTunes. I use iTunes for my iPod, but I simply refuse to buy downloaded music through iTunes. I buy the CD through Amazon and rip the MP3’s. It’s way more work, but if I ever change devices, my songs go with me.
Recently I changed my Bloglines preferences to show only feeds with new posts. Why didn’t I do that before? How long will it take before I discover that one blog that hasn’t had a post in years? Do I even care?
I really appreciate that the Dayton airport offers free WiFi. It’s a shame that both Bloglines and Delicious are blocked by something called WebMarshal.
My attempt has been recorded? Thanks Big Brother.