Archive for June, 2007

Excel spreadsheet productivity

Posted in Daily Entries, Tech Tidbits on June 13th, 2007 by Mike Taber – 1 Comment

You’d think that with the whole “widescreen craze”, Microsoft would have addressed this issue on their own. It turns out that when you’re using Excel 2003, you can’t view two Excel documents side by side in different monitors because Excel opens them up in a single application window. They show up in the taskbar as two different instances of the application, but when you try to move one of them to a different monitor, it moves them both because they’re part of the same application instance.

Many thanks to Ant Drewery for the solution. Now I can view two Excel spreadsheets side by side in different monitors at the same time. Apparently Microsoft has fixed this in Excel 2007.

Want to view two spreadsheets side by side on different monitors at the same time? Here are the instructions for how to fix it on your own PC.


Working hard or hardly working

Posted in Daily Entries on June 3rd, 2007 by Mike Taber – 1 Comment

Well, I’ve put another pair of 60+ hour weeks behind me. Hopefully that’s the end of the extended hours this summer, but I rather doubt it. At least this week the AC in my office should be fixed. I was getting tired of working in an office that was 85+ degrees with high humidity and no AC. They came to fix it the day before I left for Texas. It’s relatively cool in here right now, but they turn off the AC on the weekends and I can’t turn it back on. Tomorrow I get to find out whether it’s really fixed or not.

In any case, it’s not nearly as hot here as it was in Texas. I got into my rented piece of trash, aka Chevy Cobalt, after working with my client all day and it indicated that the temperature was 101 degrees. But it’s a dry heat, right? True, but the temperature was still a three digit number. Fortunately, the humidity was less than 50%. It could have been a lot worse.

I have three new articles in the works right now. The problem tends to be the fact that there’s only so many hours in the day. Between the house, wife and business, I can only get so much done. This is of course the tradeoff that one must make when building a new business, raising a family, and trying to blog about it. You can either get work done for the business, work done at home, or document what you’re doing. Pick two, outsource the third.