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Exhale Fun Thread, Number 2

Exhale Fun Thread, Number 2

Question: The Excel Forum lacked its own "Fun Thread" and we used to let our self loose in the "Excel Zone Expert Discussion" which dilutes the objective of that thread and hence the need for a separate "Fun Thread". This thread is especially for Excel, where experts can just chill out and relax when there is no rush in the forum or they would like to share something funny. Topics MAY NOT include:

- Asking for assistance with specific questions
- Issues, announcements, and discoveries related to this zone
- Discussing Experts Exchange features and functions

And, occasionally, a little SERIOUS POSTS and other completely unrelated topics. Though try to avoid that... :-|

This thread must not be used for any of the following:

- Presenting any specific member in a negative light
- Suggesting that any specific member needs to change their behavior
- Suggesting that others blacklist any Asker for any reason
- How Bored YOU are

These topics and any others like them should be taken up privately with the site moderators, all of whom are listed here with their email addresses:

   http://www.experts-exchange.com/communityService.jsp?editVolunteerMenuIndex=1

Previous Exhale Fun Thread: http:/Q_26866259.html

Next Fun Thread: None

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Zone Advisors

When this thread reaches a page size of about 100K (about 200 posts):

1) Create a new "Exhale Fun Thread" thread using this content as a template, incrementing the number in the title, and setting the "Previous Expert Discussion" link to this thread.

2) Edit the new thread and set the points to zero.

3) Edit this question and set the "Next Exhale Fun Thread" to link to the new thread.

4) Make a final post in this thread with a link to the new thread "Next Exhale Fun Thread: http:Q_xxxxxxxxx.html" and accept that post as the solution.


<<Points set at 0 by byundt--Microsoft Excel Zone Advisor 3-30-11. They had been 500.>>
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dlmilleCommented:
first post - now for some slapstick - check out this link:  http:/Q_26923688.html

Sid - I think this thread is getting a bit long, can you create another?

Lol,

Dave

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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
I didn't have to check that link. This is the 2nd time you tried that :)

First one was with Cyberkiwi and I fell for it :-)

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
Oh - one better.

I'm closing this one out.


Go here for the next fun thread:  http:/Q_26923688.html


I created it in no time - not sure what the problem with your UI is, Sid... :)

Dave
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cyberkiwiCommented:
I'm planning a party some time in the next 2-3 weeks.  It's a secret (keep it shush from Rory ok? Maybe from Kevin too..)

How about someone post a link here to a new secret thread where we can get together to plan the bash for when we have a new benevolent king to replace the dictator who's been on top of the Excel ladder forever?

Those interested or who have great ideas can then follow the secret link and we can plan it in private.

WHAT DO YOUZ THINK?
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dlmilleCommented:
We were having a bit of fun at work and there was some reorganizing going on and a fellow colleague got the manager position in another group.  She was wondering, "where are the files to this, for that, etc.?".  And, we would say, "Well... THAT's in the Obvious folder"...

Later that week, I created a subdirectory (in a list of probably 100 or so) called, "The Obvious Folder" which contained a shortcut back to the original subdirectory.

I think it stayed there for a couple years as we'd pull that on whomever came into the department, lol.

You know, laughter IS the best medicine.  I heard that somewhere out there, there are cultures that have "laughing parties", believe it or not!

Dave
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>there are cultures that have "laughing parties", believe it or not!

OH I believe you...

Every day at 6 AM, I can hear them laughing their lungs outs. They are called the laughter club. Here are few of them.

http://www.google.co.in/#sclient=psy&hl=en&q=laughter+club+mumbai&aq=2&aqi=g5&aql=f&oq=&pbx=1&fp=bc1861d76e1d775d

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
OK..I followed the above secret link and posted my info so we can get together at the designated time and place...now let me go check into getting some transportation.
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DaveCommented:
Any XBOX Live MW2 players here?
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
I'm bored. Which reminds me, I think we should stop answering questions posted by cyberkiwi - he even acknowledges they are dumb. In fact, all of you are losers and should clean up your act. Embarrassing.

Check out this hidden Excel feature: http://blog.contextures.com/archives/2011/03/21/see-the-secret-excel-error-number/
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cyberkiwiCommented:
Kevin, I'm calling the mods on you.  I don't mind that you broke thread rule #4

- How Bored YOU are

That's just Sid's pet peeve.  But you broke a golden rule of EE:

- Suggesting that others blacklist any Asker for any reason

I pay good poinks for my answers, but only for genuinely great answers.
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rspahitzCommented:
"Secret Excel Error Number"?  Does that count as an Easter Egg?

So what was the last Easter Egg you planted in your code (or Sheet)?
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byundtCommented:
<<but only for genuinely great answers>>

Ay, there's the rub.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
>Ay, there's the rub.

It's in my database now, buddy! Next time...next time...
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dlmilleCommented:
What's an error?  You get those?

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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
No. But all you yahoos do and I like to help you solve them.
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DaveCommented:
>So what was the last Easter Egg you planted in your code (or Sheet)?


Ellipses. Lots of them
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
Those are rabbit turds, not Easter eggs.
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cyberkiwiCommented:
Hey did you know that someone just discovered through reverse engineering that Excel 2010 actually contains all the Easter Eggs in ALL previous incarnations of Excel?  Some black ice hacking into all the Excel exe and dlls...

Flight simulator, here I come again
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jppintoCommented:
It looks like we all have negative points this year! :)
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barry houdiniCommented:
Sid's having a bad year........
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dlmilleCommented:
The OP's are getting revenge and taking points back!!!!
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>Sid's having a bad year........

Better a bad Year than a bad Rear :|

Sid
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
Oh my gawd!

Worse than bored.
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dlmilleCommented:
So if we were charting performance, Sid is the bottom - so it is a bad rear as well, Sid!

Dave
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>So if we were charting performance, Sid is the bottom - so it is a bad rear as well, Sid!

Dave: Think what would happen when the same applied to "OverAll" rather than just the "Yearly" Stats. I would love to see what would Kevin say... LOLZZZZZ

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
well I certainly wouldn't want to be the butt-end of the joke
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
I was wondering would Kevin still be 'bored' or 'BORED'

ROFL

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
Maybe the scoring is an April FOOLS thing?  I wonder if the website outage scheduled soon will be?

Someone's probably going to start posting solutions in the wrong threads and then wait and later come back and say "April Fools!"  Or, plant "April Fools" message in a solution, lol.

not, of course :)

Dave
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
>Maybe the scoring is an April FOOLS thing?

There you go. They did this last year I think.
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cyberkiwiCommented:
Doesn't anybody play flight sims anymore? Nobody asked me for a link?
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Does that link still work on April 2?

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cyberkiwiCommented:
Awww... you hurt my feelings.
Did you know that in NZ and mainly-European commonwealth countries, an April Fool is either

1. one who fell for a joke before noon; or
2. one who attempts a joke/prank after noon?

Who would've thought such things carry rules
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Most web based April fools jokes hit NZ on the 2nd April, anyway.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Wow this is fun!

Seriously, this reminds me of what Kevin said some time ago.

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Ahem.

Well, Ahem...

Aw, Forget it...

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
because he's on the otherside of the world.  While I'm upside down here, he's over there right side up, where the water spins.... oh heck, forget that too, lol
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
I am shifting from one house to the other and won't be able to access Internet there till tue-wed :(

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
woo hoo!  more Good Answers for us :)
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Another 8 hours to go... :|

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Rob, Please take care of this Thread. Please don't let it die if something happens to me.

Sid

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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
And Yes, SAVE it from KEVIN!

He has the capability of making this thread disappear before you "Exhale"

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
it will be like the phoenix...arising from the ashes, never to die
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
I AM BACK!!!!!!!
 
I can't believe it :) The last couple of days were a nightmare. I was wondering what kevin must have done to this thread... LOL

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
Welcome back.  I am as well - I was chasing my kids around looking for "hidden Mickey's" at Disneyland for the last 5 days, lol.

Dave
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Kool. How was the trip?

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
It was a LONG drive down and a LONG drive back (about 400 miles one way).  The stay at Disneyland was very eventful in a postive way.  The kids behaved very well, didn't beat each other up too much :), and we enjoyed hanging out with them at the park.

I can still ride a rollercoaster without losing my stomach, so add that to the positive side, as well.

I'm exhausted and should be sleeping (3.25am here), but couldn't resist responding to a couple questions (it was only going to be 30 mins!)  I drove about 6 hours, today.

Cheers and goodnite from the West Coast USA!

Dave
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rspahitzCommented:
Sounds like you guys were having fun while I monitored this thread for mischief.

:) I get to visit the London Bridge next week...should be fun (but HOT in Arizona)
I'll get to play with waterskis. SPLOOSH!
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dlmilleCommented:
But its a "dry heat", right?  ;)

It was way too cold in "Sunny California" for watersports.  I was grateful for the weather we did have, a bit chilly, but mostly not wet.  I understand it snowed an hailed up in North Hollywood to Valencia area, so we avoided any weather-related bad experiences.
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rspahitzCommented:
Yeah, I'm hoping the weather is warm enough that it offsets the cold Colorado.
100° when dry is fine for walking around so the sweat doesn't drip down your back, but I'll still want to jump in the pool or river whenever possible...too bad Pacific takes so long to warm up out our way Dave (and forget about all these unexpected cold days we've had this year.)
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dlmilleCommented:
Will keep my fingers crossed.  This week and weekend are supposed to be nice weather in CA.

Dave
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cyberkiwiCommented:
Congrats to SID for coming 4th on the Quarter Hot Shots.

Despite the obscene domination of Exchange/SBS (server-side systems), it is heartening to see Excel place #4 on the list.
Exchange/SBS     1    alanhardisty  
Exchange/SBS     2    demazter      
Access           3    capricorn1    
Excel            4    SiddharthRout   
VB.Net           5    CodeCruiser   
VMWare           6    hanccocka     
PHP              7    Ray_Paseur    
JavaScript       8    leakim971     
SQL              9    angelIII      
C#.Net           10   carl_tawn     
Excel            11   rorya         
Delphi/SQL       12   ewangoya      
Oracle           13   slightwv      
Crystal Reports  14   mlmcc         
C#/VB.Net        15   kaufmed

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dlmilleCommented:
Yeeee Haw!  SID - R E P R E S E N T!!!!!!!


Dave
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Yeah I am back!

Thanks Richard! Thanks Dave!

I can't compete with Alan so I guess I will never get that 1st place :(

Anyways, my new house is all set and I am ready to haunt EE again!

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
And I made it to Lake Havasu, so reporting in from the London Bridge (in case anyone wants to know the weather or the number of jet skis wandering under the bridge)
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rspahitzCommented:
Can someone write me a formula to calculate how many eggs the Easter bunny will deliver next Sunday?  I need it so that I can determine when he will be passing by my house...(I want to hijack some candy if he skips me!)
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Stop thinking about Easter Eggs and admire the view from London Bridge!!!

Wish I was there!

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Anyone from North Carolina?

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
I've driven through it, and have a friend who lives in the NW corner of South Carolina near the NC border...does that count?
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
It depends on how well aware are you with NC Pick 3?

Sid
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
I know a lot about probability and how foolish trying to make money gambling usually is. Could I help?
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>I know a lot about probability and how foolish trying to make money gambling usually is.

Tell that to my client and he will laugh it off. LOL

Well, I recently completed a project on Pick 3. When my client tested it, he seemed pretty happy with the results and he paid me good amount for the Application.

So I thought, maybe I stand a chance so collecting some booty Lolzzz (just joking)

Just wanted to understand how do you guys play it?

Sid
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
Okay. So if you prey on people who gamble, then you can make money with gambling. I forgot that part. Casinos and lotteries make tons. Good call. I'd develop for gamblers too. Better you and I take their money than some heartless casino.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>Okay. So if you prey on people who gamble

LOL. I didn't find him. he found me...

And if he is happy with the results then what can poor Sid say? :|

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
I don't specifically know about the NC pick-3, but I think they're usually just a random selection of 3 balls, each containing a single digit, with the winner being anyone who matches the 3 balls in sequence (i.e. 000 through 999)  so basically, your odds are 1 in 1000, with the payout at a few hundred dollars on a $1 bet.
I'm guessing that this guy is improperly using prior statistics to predict which number will win next.  We discussed this once and agreed that those gamblers simply don't understand statistics (although maybe they can find out something about "cosmic probability"*: the probability that something in the universe can influence something else in a way that we don't know about--basically, an unknown variable.)

* I made up this phrase, but you get the idea.
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rspahitzCommented:
BTW...that's a cool-looking (albeit simple-looking) app. :)
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Yeah Thanks. I am designing now Pick 4 for him. :)

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
WHOA!

I hope her Excel is better than her drawing.

Sid

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dlmilleCommented:
Looks like a shovel to me.  And mommy is looking so fine :)
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
So, this may be the first and last time you see me do this, but I'm calling this my single greatest accomplishment on EE and showing off.
 Boom, baby!Note that 'Overall' is selected.
It is also of note that I simultaneously moved into first place while becoming the first expert ever in the world to get a rank in that zone.
Everyone should congratulate me.

In other news, Rory passed Kevin today, giving him his third overall first place zone. Congrats to rory, discongrats (or whatever they’re called) to Kevin I guess. Don't want him to feel left out.
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dlmilleCommented:
Congratulations.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
Eat my shorts.

And get a life dude!
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Arf Arf Arf
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Congrats Tommy. Way to Go.

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Happy Earth Day to people on this side of the Globe.

The other half has to still wait :D

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
Congrats Tommy, at least in Theory.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Ah was testing something and it doesn't work here.

Works in FB though.

http://www.flipmytext.com/

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
¡707
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Congratulations Dave (dlmille:) for becoming a Sage! Great Job

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
(:  ¡sniu¿¿ ¿ ¿¿o¿¿q o¿ 096'794 ¿¿uo
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Are you guys aware that there is a selfless organization called FTWOSR. Try and donate money every month to this selfless organization. Every Govt in this planet is gonna recognize it pretty soon and this organization is gonna go global with the rate it is growing.

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
FTWOSR (pronounced as WOser. FT is silent)

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
Is it related to HDLOSR (where the HD is silent)?
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
No. It is not related to any other company. In fact I spoke to it's CO this morning and he told me that things had just started brightening up on an international front.

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
*CO ~~> CEO

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>Is it related to HDLOSR (where the HD is silent)?
>>>No. It is not related to any other company.

I hope that wouldn't discourage you from making that 'monthly' donation? :|

Sid
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
There is no HDLOSR. He's making fun of you. If you pronounce FTWOSR as WOser, then HDLOSR would be LOser.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Tommy: Do you think, I missed that ;)

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>Tommy: Do you think, I missed that ;)

Did you actually think I missed that? :|

Sid
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
Maybe I'm missing the whole thing. I'm not getting what FTWOSR is supposed to be.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
Dudes, Sid is yanking our collective chains. There is no FTWOSR. Nothing. Nada.

Bored...again.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
[Start of My Joke Tag]

it's Sacrilege!
Billions of Blue Blistering barnacles!
Carpet Seller!
#@$##%$^!!!

I am simply disappointed that you guys don't know about about FTWOSR!!!!

Is there anybody out there who know what FTWOSR stands for :(

Sid

[End of My Joke Tag]
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rspahitzCommented:
I know what WTF stands for so maybe FTW is the reverse, Cap'n Haddock?
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
No... No where close to that my dear, Mr Thompson and Thompson :)

Sid
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
No, Sid, we don't. There is nothing available for us to use to get that information. Until you tell us what is in your head we will never know.

SIYOCC

Sid, what does that mean? How about ISBIGTKM?
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
How about Free The World Of Senseless Rhetoric.
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rspahitzCommented:
Yes, Professor Calculus.  Please fill us in with the meaning of the acronym and where to send the Pesos.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Sigh!

If you guys insist...

FTWOSR is selfless organization and every Govt in this planet is gonna recognize it pretty soon as this organization is gonna go global with the rate it is growing. (pants...) FTWOSR stands for

"For The Welfare Of Siddharth Rout"

There you go Kevin! Now you know about this selfless organization and I have chosen you to be the First 'LUCKY' Guy to make a donation or your shorts which you very frequently tell people to eat. You may direct your donations to FTWOSR@FTWOSR.FTWOSR

If you are planning to donate your shorts then use this email address

Shorts@eatmyshorts.com

Sid
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
Bored.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
Oh, ISBIGTKM is I'm So Bored I'm Going To Kill Myself.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Does that mean you are going to make that donation? :|

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
At least once before you "ISBIGTKM"?

I am counting on you...

Sid
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
That would be a no.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
No for 'not making a donation' or for 'not killing your self'? :|

Sid
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
I think you can figure that one out on your own.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
I think you can figure that one out on your own.
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rspahitzCommented:
OK, I sent my donation.  And asked the royal prince of Nigeria to send his share of the 1/2 million too.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Rob: You mock me you lowly mortal! You insignificant speck in the universe! (again this comes from Capt haddock)

Kevin: Hmph! You have wasted my time and your time! But at least you are communicative.

Tommy disappeared the moment he heard the word "DONATION"!

I am so disappointed with you guys. Thought I could count on you :(

One day when FTWOSR becomes a big name you and other people who haunt EE would be standing in a line to give donations and then take my autograph! Let this go down in EE history.

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
so you didn't get my e-mail?  let me check to see if it bounced (along with my check)

Oh, and you've inspired me to start FTWORS :)
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
Eat my shorts. That's my donation to you. How are you going recipricate?
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>> Oh, and you've inspired me to start FTWORS :)
Rob: Definitely! Anything from Capt Haddocks lines. i.e. if you remember them :)

>>>Eat my shorts. That's my donation to you. How are you going recipricate?
Kevin: Please refer to ID: 35478340 for the correct email address. I don't wanna get them lost.

Sid
      
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dlmilleCommented:
>>make a donation or your shorts

How about making a donation in your shorts???  or Zorvek's ???

Dave
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Egad!

And I thought that I was the only one with corny sense of humor :|

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
dlmille:
Early binding crashes.

The object approach works.

Why does early binding crash on every machine I attempt it on?

Dave

Hmph! This is what happens if you don't pay your donations to FTWOSR and for cracking corny jokes on FTWOSR.

Do you believe in Voodoo?

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
Hilarious - my version of eat my shorts, re: http:/Q_26981780.html#a35493025

Dave
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rspahitzCommented:
Haven't had fun in a while...hoping that mid-May brings more...
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
You are my true friend :)

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
I have the perfect encryption program -> one that doesn't have a decryption solution!  No need to worry about hacking or anything!

It opens the excel sheet, asks all kinds of wonderful parameters, and sends back a default sheet with nothing in it.  Then deletes the original sheet and shreds the disk space it was stored on.

It could even be a web service where the deliverable, along with the blank workbook, has code that deletes and shreds the submitter's version.

Foolproof!  Non-hackable....

Dave

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dlmilleCommented:
How many light bulbs does it take to screw on an Excel E-E Savant?
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rspahitzCommented:
3?

And I have a great encryption tool also.  It compressed everything into a single byte.  The problem is the de-encryption routine needs some work...
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
jppinto

Just few points away for being a genius!!!

Ah! good ol' days...

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
Congrats!
And I think I need to start working in a new topic area so I can be a guru in more than 2 places....hmmm...hardware? networks?  I know: fun & games!
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jppintoCommented:
Thanks rspahitz! Only 396 points (at this moment) to get there...Many work to reach this level, many hours spent, many posts submited...but it feels nice to get there finally.

Regards,

jppinto

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jppintoCommented:
Ah...also thanks SiddharthRout for your support! :)

Is this the time, like on the Hollywood Oscars, that I make my speach and thanks the ones that helped me get this far? :) LOLOL

jppinto
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rspahitzCommented:
yes, don't forget the little people, like that time I let you take over my Q to grab the points :P
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jppintoCommented:
:) as many times I've seen here: "sometimes we win, sometimes we loose"
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jppintoCommented:
Already got there! Genius in Excel Zone!
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rspahitzCommented:
YAY!  Party time!  there's a new genius amongst us...Sid move over :)
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Already did ;)
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jppintoCommented:
:) nice...
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jppintoCommented:
I guess that I'm buying the beer, no?
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
That goes unsaid ;-)

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
Can anyone open Exhale Thread #1 without IE crashing?  I can't.

Is anyone as bored as I am?

lol,

Dave
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rspahitzCommented:
Is this a trick question?  did you plant a virus there for us to find?
And yes, I can get there no problem, but that's not fun...
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
I uninstalled IE long back....

IE 9 is still buggy...

Sid
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zorvek (Kevin Jones)ConsultantCommented:
IE loads both this page and the other page but it's dog slow and not very good at asynchronous I/O - kind of like that other sucky application: Outlook. In other words, it appears to hang or crash but eventually returns control to me. Firefox loads both pages quickly and does not prevent user interaction at any time.

Conclusion: IE sucks. Firefox rules.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>Conclusion: IE sucks. Firefox rules.

I second that :)

I realized IE was buggy when I was trying to automate IE9 from VBA for one of my clients and the code went into an infinite loop as the page never loaded completely (It did load but with errors) LOL.

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
I see...I didn't use IE; I used Chrome and no problem.  (Firefox hangs on me sometimes because some pages hang up its memory and it never recovers.  Chrome seems to handle those things better, but has other minor things I don't like.)

Oh, and did I miss IE7, IE8 and IE9 now?
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>>Oh, and did I miss IE7, IE8 and IE9 now?

Nah, you didn't miss much ;)

Sid
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dlmilleCommented:
For ME IE crashes.  Anyway, this thread is getting way to long as well - waited 20 seconds for it to load.

Here's funny:  I earned 10 Expert points, yesterday.  Not sure how that's possible, lol.

Still bored...

Dave
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jppintoCommented:
The 10 Expert points can be from an article you wrote. Each 10 visits to your article, now gives you 10 Experts points. Is this the case?

jppinto
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
@Dave: The page loaded for me in 6 secs. Which browser are you using?

The size is just 72 kb at the moment...

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
If you are using a browser other than IE then check

1) which add-ons are installed? Remove unnecessay ones. like Skype, Download manager, Antivirus etc...
2) Clear your cookies

And if you are using IE...     :-|
 
Sid
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jppintoCommented:
Does anyone know if the "Microsoft Community Contributor Award" contemplates participation on EE or only on Microsoft foruns, like Answers?

I don't know your work guys but I post mainly on EE, answering only a few questions on other forums, I answered some questions on MS Answers and also on other local comunities but 99% of the time I spend here, at EE. I'm not sure if the guys on MS look to the work we do here or not...

Do you know someone that has received this award? I know that many of you are MVP's...

Can you please give me some ideas, your thoughts, etc?

Thanks,

jppinto

https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/
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dlmilleCommented:
jppinto - who knows, as they didn't post - that must be it.

Sid - IE - but I have other options, lol.

Dave
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
This thread isn't very fun anymore.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
I agree

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
I taught a VBA beginner class yesterday and threw together a text box, web browser control and button onto a form...
It was fun showing them how Excel can be used to build your own web browser (albeit, really a re-worked version of IE, but still...)

It's nice to see the sparks in their eyes when I tell them that they could extend this to launch a specific web page, grab the data off that page, transfer it all into Excel, and generate a report all with the push of a button...Oh, I forgot to mention that you don't even need to push the button :P
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jppintoCommented:
Nice work! I agree with you, when we teach some class about the power of Excel, when we show them what they can do with Excel, teach them new tricks, etc, it's always nice to see their response to that!
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dlmilleCommented:
These past couple weeks have been a major "exhale" for me.  Haven't had much energy (re: bored) doing anything much.  I guess I just need a break, so here goes...

My wife bought me a smoker (barbecue grill) last week.  I "cured" it, this past Thursday, and then bought 33 1/3 lbs of meat - ribs, brisket, chicken, sausages, and pork shoulder.  I just made a rub from cups of smoked pakrika, garlic power, onion powder, ground pepper blend, etc., and everything is "rubbed".  I start the grill, tomorrow morning at 6am, and will be BBQ'ing all day.  1 hour / lb, then wrap in aluminum for another 1/2 hour / lb.  The coolers are chilling beers now and its shaping up to be a great Father's Day.  My son's off to Scout camp, but my two girls will be here.

I can smell the Q now!

PS - if you scratch on the picture of the grill (careful, use oven mitts!), you will start to get that nice smoky flavor over your smell-bot (requires USB 4.0).  Turn up the volume to hear the crackle of the charcoal.

Happy Father's Day to all you father's out there.  I hope your family reminds you just what a precious commodity you are.

:)

Dave
Smoker.jpg
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rspahitzCommented:
Wow!  Smells and sounds great.  Happy Father's Day to you and all!
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a DADDY!

Happy Father's Day to all the Daddys in the World!!!

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
So since this is the fun thread...do those outside the US celebrate Mother's Day or Father's Day?  When is it?  How do you celebrate?
In the US it's usually a barbecue where dad gets to show off his BBQ talents :)
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>do those outside the US celebrate Mother's Day or Father's Day?  When is it?  How do you celebrate?

Rob, it is the same all over the world :)

Though the BBQ doesn't happen that frequently. The cramped up city space doesn't leave us with much of a choice. In the country side, of course people have that opportunity.

In India, we have a vast mix of cultures and everyone has a different way of celebrating FD/MD. The most common is to take your family out for lunch or dinner. And when I say 'family', it can be a couple to a joint family of 10-15 members :-D

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
I forgot to add one more thing... Considering the population of India, I would say FD/MD is not that popular in India. Only the people who have been exposed to the western style of living are aware of the same. Though the awareness is spreading up pretty fast.

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
India may not have the MD/FD celebration like here in the U.S., but I've seen pictures of their awesome parties, especially those elaborate weddings.  And I was invited to a first birthday party of a co-worker--lotsa fun!
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rspahitzCommented:
oops...co-worker's daughter...about 50 people in a catered room with lots of interesting Indian food.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
@Sid,

>>Rob, it is the same all over the world :)

no, it's not. Father's Day in Germany and Father's Day in NZ are on different days. In Germany it's on a Thursday in late May/early June, depending on Easter, tied to a Christian holiday. In NZ it's in August and I haven't quite figured out what they pin it on. Since some of you are celebrating it now, it seems it's a different date in the US or wherever you are.

The only common theme that I can find is that involves a lot of drinking. :-)

In any case, Happy Father's day, whenever it may come to pass.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
It might have been better if Father's Day had never been invented for NZ. Case in point: http://teylyn.posterous.com/typo-of-the-week
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rspahitzCommented:
In US it's the 3rd Sunday of June, and Mother's Day is the 2nd Sunday of May (in time for all the nice flowers.)

And amusing little article...thanks for the cheer :)
Oh, and are the apostrophe's AROUND 'Father's'day' now required punctuation too? heehee!
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rspahitzCommented:
OK, this isn't specifically fun, unless you like to have fun at other people's expense but....

I had an interesting macros class yesterday.  I was showing the students how to create custom functions.  It was initially pretty simple: create a function called MyName that returned your name.
We were using Office 2007.

Most people succeeded without any problems. However, there were three students that struggled for various reasons.

1) One student decided to add the function to a module in the personal macro workbook.  I thought that this should work but for some reason it didn't.  I need to research that further (unless someone knows why.)
2) One student added the function to a cell and it didn't bring up the intellisense and didn't even convert the formula--it just kept showing it as text; I figured the cell was formatted as text but it was only General.  Turned out that the student had turned on the macro recorder an, obviously, you can't run a macro/sub/function while recording a macro.
3) Somehow one student opened a new tab called macro1 and was applying the function through that; seems that Excel was confused about that and thought that it was some special macros worksheet and wouldn't apply the function within that sheet.  When we went to another sheet and used the function, it worked fine.

Ah the things students find while teaching them simple concepts in a complex application...gotta love this job!
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
>>>1) One student decided to add the function to a module in the personal macro workbook.  I thought that this should work but for some reason it didn't.  I need to research that further (unless someone knows why.)

Possible reasons that I can think of

1) Corrupt File
2) Macro Needs to declared it as Public
3) Macros disabled on that particular PC?

>>>>>you can't run a macro/sub/function while recording a macro.


That is not true. I tested it in 2007/2010. It works.

I am not too sure about point 3. Let me check.

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Elaborating on point 2...

Paste this in a module.

Public Function Sample1(Blah As String) as string
    MsgBox "If you see this then it works"
End Function

Sub Sample2()
    MsgBox "If you see this then it works"
End Sub

Open in new window


Now start recording macros.

Test 1) Go to cell A1 and type =Sample1("aaa") and press enter

Test 2) Run the macro Sample2

Stop Recording Macros

In both the scenarios you will see the msgbox indicating that the function/sub/macro worked.

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
Thanks Sid.  Let's see...
#1...that was a new workbook so probably not corrupted...likewise, though possible with the personal workbook.  I was wondering about using PUBLIC but really didn't want to waste time since the class was waiting for me to move on and this student didn't follow directions!
Disabled macros?  A few students had that problem...Could have been here to.

#2...I stand corrected...I guess the problem here is that it was trying to run ITSELF while it was recording and I can't image a recursive procedure working very well (even if it's allowed) while it's recording/changing.

#3...a macros sheet?  She thinks she clicked some key combination to get that...last time I saw something like that was Access 2.0 when you ran macros as a collection of commands rather than as VBA.  I think they brought that back to some degree in Access 2007.  Does Excel have something like that?  now I need to research it...
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Er Rob

Did you try what I suggested in ID: 36019725?

>>>..I guess the problem here is that it was trying to run ITSELF while it was recording and I can't image a recursive procedure working very well (even if it's allowed) while it's recording/changing.

I thought the user is trying to use the function that you created while recording a macro?

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
I thought I agreed with you :)
Honestly, I don't think the user had any clue that she was recording anything so the results were somewhat unpredictable.  Either way, we closed and saved Excel, re-opened, enabled macros, cleaned up the code and the function worked perfectly :D

I wish I could teach these classes 3-days per week instead of 1 evening...just not enough time to teach all the needed pieces and experiment with everything the right way.
Oh well--school's out of funds for the summer so just one more session.  Maybe I should teach them how to program that Space Invaders game...oh--wait!  I have to teach them For-Next loops first...
--
Rob :P
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
teylyn, great find on that all 3 variations in one ad thing.
I once saw a marquee sign with exactly one of each:
right side up M
right side up W
upside down M (used as a W)
upside down W (used as an M)

I can understand if you run out of Ws and need to use Ms because it takes forever to get management to buy new letters, but that one took the cake.

My second biggest regret in life is that I didn't have a camera that day.
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rspahitzCommented:
I heard that Teylyn figured out how to use Excel on the iPad and is going to write and awesome article on it...
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rspahitzCommented:
if Office goes to the cloud, does that mean that Excelhas gone to the birds?
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Next Genius on the line. David :)
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rspahitzCommented:
Go David!
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Ardhendu SarangiSr. Project ManagerCommented:
hey guys, does anyone have MS-Project 2010 installed? I have a file created in 2010 but the guy who created it has left the company so we are stuck and not able to open it. any help would be really appreciated.
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rspahitzCommented:
sorry...looks like I have everything except project...maybe that's why I can't get any of my projects done! ?
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byundtCommented:
I've got Project 2007, which will probably open the file. And I can download a copy of Project 2010 from the TechNet website if necessary. Or you could download a trial version of Project 2010 from http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/default.aspx
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Ardhendu SarangiSr. Project ManagerCommented:
Hi Brad, thanks... that helped. I was able to download and convert it back.

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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
1. Open Google Maps (directions).
2: Type China as your starting point.
3: Type Taiwan as your destination.
4: Scroll down and Read step 48.

Are they serious!!!
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rspahitzCommented:
haha!  I like how step 41 is to take a ferry but 48 is a bit more.... :)
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
I guess dlmille has to Kayak across the ocean to reach Japan LOL

Starting Point: San Ramon, CA, United States
End Point;Japan
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
And why the hell would I need to go to Italy if I wanted to go to Cape Town!!!!

Starting Point: Mumbai, Maharashtra
End Point: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

See the MAP...
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dlmilleCommented:
lol
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rspahitzCommented:
Sid, I asked how you would get from India to the moon and it sent me to Finland.  Maybe the skeptics were right that the moon landings were all staged (although I thought they said it was done in the U.S. deserts...seems like maybe it was Finland.)
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
I think the ferry is cheaper if you cross in Spain by Gibraltar.
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rspahitzCommented:
Summer's almost over...did we miss all the fun in this thread, or is it time for it to die?
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Well this month has been too good. I mean with all the bad news coming in from all directions so I deliberately stayed away from it :)

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
OK, then we can wait 3 days and start fresh.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Ok, I'll bite.

Why 3?
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nutschCommented:
It's still Tuesday in California.

T
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rspahitzCommented:
thx nutsch....I forgot it's only 2 in India...where's my timezone app?  it should have automatically adjusted my post so anyone on the other side of the timezone sees a 2...or for that matter, it should auto-update every day until it hits zero...stupid apps!
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Ah! I guessed it right but was confused as it is already 31st here.

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
Really?  I would have thought it was only 1 day ahead, not two.  the timestamp that I see on your post is this: 08/29/11 04:41 PM, ID: 36450537

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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
It is 5:21 AM on the 31st now. :)

Sid
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nutschCommented:
Rob, the timestamp in on your timezone.

Sid, you're pushing it:

5:28am Tuesday (IST) - Time in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Unless you're on a different calendar, Tuesday is the 30th.

T
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Whoa! You are right T!!!

I had changed the Date of my laptop few hours ago to test the new app that I was making and I reset it to 31st instead of 30th! No wonder it was showing me the wrong date... LOL

It is a clear indication that I should be heading to bed!

Sid
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rspahitzCommented:
good nite Sid! :)
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Sid, maybe it's time to retire this thread and start #3. Fresh start, and all. If you hurry, you can get it in before the clock ticks over to Wednesday in New Zealand.

All: Have you entered your location on the Excel Zone Expert map yet?

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=215785631600589367254.0004ab70aa5bfc010d466

No obligation, of course, and the only downside is that people will knock on your door when they happen to be on holiday in the area, so make sure to keep a couple of OJs cool.

cheers,
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rspahitzCommented:
I'm ready to take people on the tour of any of our 20 or so microbreweries that I know are nearby (and I've heard there are another 20 or 30 also, if we can find them.)  But I'll have OJ too for those who prefer it.
Teylyn, when can I come out to NZ?  (Oh, and have you felt the earthquakes north of you?)
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Earthquake? Which one? We have them all the tiiiaaaahaaaaawwwwwhaaaaaa!
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rspahitzCommented:
there's a whole bunch wrapping from north of Australia around to NE Aus/N or NZ:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Australia.php

(Red means within the hour, blue is within a day, yellow is within a week; you can click on any box for more details.)
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Ha! That does not list anything for NZ.  Here is our local source of information. Every time a kiwi (bird) burps, it gets registered here: http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/recent_quakes.html
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rspahitzCommented:
Hmmm...I guess 1500km north of NZ is a bit too far, but I figured maybe different currents or maybe tsunami threats...just be glad you're not near Fiji this week.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Hi Teylyn

I am unable to close the fun thread :) It says

    Question difficulty must be at least 20 points.

:)

I guess you will have to do that for me.

Sid
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Someone else must have stepped in and closed it while I was not yet online. cheers,
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byundtCommented:
I confess having PAQ'd the question.

Brad
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dlmilleCommented:
Has someone created a new, improved fun thread?

Two kiwis walked into a bar...

:)
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rspahitzCommented:
...did they say OUCH?
Teylyn...did you feel that 7.0 quake? or the 4.5 that was 25km east of Christchurch?
7.0: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005ntq.php
4.5: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005muu.php
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nutschCommented:
Happy Labor Day for all in-Americans! And happy day of labour for all the others.
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dlmilleCommented:
You too, Thomas.  I've got the "Q" going today - first time since Father's day (when I christened it with 35 lbs of meat (that's 16 kg's!).  

Today, only about 15 lbs

Brisket, sausage, and chicken.  Yum!

dave
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dlmilleCommented:
Man, I need a serious break.  I've been modeling competitor financials for the past week.  I worked Fri, till 3am Sat, and worked till 6.30am this morning "bending" the numbers to my will.  Finally have a story and charts.  I too today "off" :) Hope tomorrow goes well (pre-read due Wed) and I get a couple days of going home before 6pm, lol.

Dave
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
>> Teylyn...did you feel that 7.0 quake?

Vanuatu is a 3.5 hr flight away. No, I didn't feel that. And a 4.5 shake near ChCh will hardly be felt even in ChCh, compared to what they're used to.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Next Exhale Fun Thread: http:/Q_27292473.html

Request a mod to please set the point to 0 in that thread.

Much appreciated.

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Thanks Kevin :)

Much appreciated.

Sid
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Er, Kevin, it is still showing as 20.

Sid
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
no more.
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SiddharthRoutAuthor Commented:
Thanks Teylyn :)
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