Print to PDF on Vista (x64)

The tools that I've previously used for printing to PDF haven't been working for me in Vista.  Upon a quick Google search, I found this article that links to CutePDF.  I had CutePDF installed and working in Vista x64 in less than 2 minutes.  And it's free.  Excellent! [Read More]
Tags: Vista 64-bit PDF

Excel 2007 Conditional Formatting QuickStart

Someone was asking me how to do some simple conditional formatting in Excel.  Here's a quick demo. The data I'm using is to the right, pretty basic.  I want to highlight all cells in column A where the value is between 15 and 20. Start by selecting column A and... [Read More]
Tags: Excel 2007

Google Desktop - Search Desktop by default

I swore that Google Desktop used to provide a means for setting it to search the desktop by default, instead of the web.  Jess confirmed this for me.  He's running version 5.1.0707 and I'm running version 5.7.0712.  I guess they decided to take this feature away for some reason.  Jess... [Read More]

My approach to code, according to a co-worker

Someone that's been working for BIG for a long time has recently joined my project.  She and I have overlapped a little bit here and there, but haven't officially worked together on a project before. She just told me that she likes my approach to code, but I responded that... [Read More]

(not) Chasing the Shiny new Rock

I sent the following message to my development team today: All, Many have asked me over the years why we don’t switch to .NET 2.0.  Well, now 3.0 and 3.5 are out.  Today, a CodingHorror blog post references a quote that sums it up quite nicely: Users don't care whether... [Read More]