Whistle while you work

For several months, I've been listening to a custom station on Pandora.  I use OpenPandora too, except I've downloaded the code for OpenPandora and made some changes.  Maybe one day I'll email the project owner and see about getting my changes merged in. But anyway... for years I listened to... [Read More]

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]