Every now and then, I’ll get a question along the lines of “How do I get into computers? Is there somebody willing to train me?” That isn’t an easy question to this answer. A lot of people don’t seem to like this answer and some even consider it to be derogatory. No matter what profession …Continue reading "How to “get into computers”"
I have been promising to write this post, for a while. A few months back, I spent some significant time looking at what technology I need in my life. I do not believe that I have reached techno-zen yet but I am getting closer.Continue reading "How Joe Computes (or Adventures in Absurdity)"
tl;dr: It’s better than I thought it would be. You need just need to learn the tricks. Install crouton and Chrome Remote Desktop. Over the past few months, I’ve been watching the ultrabook market for something that would have sufficient power, a day-long battery, and enough portability to allow me to carry it around comfortably. …Continue reading "What is a Chromebook like to own?"
Truly, I wish you a happy thanksgiving. According to history.com: In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until …Continue reading "Happy Thanksgiving! … now what to get for Christmas?"
So, today I decided to pick up a pair of SOL Republic Tacks HD headphones from the store. I had been using a pair of noise cancelling headphones for a few years but they’ve been getting kinda rough. They were mostly held together with masking tape. I picked these up for $130 at the Apple …Continue reading "Initial Reaction: SOL Republic Track HD Headphones"
Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool. You can use it to track your personal budget, create a shopping list, or build a corporate cash-flow statement. Sometimes, troubleshooting an Excel file can be difficult, though. As you can see in examples below, the variables in an equation are represented by grid coordinates consisting of letters and numbers. This means that …Continue reading "How can I make my Excel formulas more readable?"
This is a quick tip. Lets say you are working on developing an equation within a cell in Excel and you find yourself wanting to refer back to how you set up another cell. You can click on the other cell and see the equation but how do you show the value of the cell …Continue reading "How do you show the formulas in Excel?"