Category: Geek

Merge Worksheets in Excel

It’s no secret that I love Excel. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now and I’m sure I’ll hum this tune again next week. Today I’m tackling a common problem that’s plagued office heroes for years. How do you merge multiple Excel worksheets into one master worksheet, automatically, and without macros or VBA? Down the line I’ll discuss other methods to… Read more →

Starting My Bilingual Summer

Christine Gilbert, author of the wonderful and inspiring travel lifestyle blog Almost Fearless, recently wrote about her intention to learn a new language this summer, and challenged her readers to join. Well, join and compete with her, using Duolingo, a free online language learning site promising no ads or hidden fees now and forever. That’s right, free, forever. I’ve been talking about learning a second… Read more →

Grado iGi In-Ear Headphones Review

Santa was good to me this year. I’ll use the next few posts to talk about some of the shiny toys I’ve been playing with, but today I’d like to focus on my new headphones: Grado Labs iGi In-Ear Headphones. Grado Labs is a family owned company based out of Brooklyn, NY, probably best known for their award-winning on-ear style SR80i’s, which were also… Read more →

Dynamic Data Validation with Excel 2010 & 2013

It’s Christmas, and like many of you I find myself thinking about dynamic data validation using the structured tables that Microsoft introduced in Excel 2010. Welcome to my life. What’s Data Validation? When I say data validation I mean the ability to specify exactly what kind of data users may (or may not) enter into certain cells. This is particularly… Read more →

Mount ISO Images in Windows 8

Well, it took a long ass time but Windows users can finally do what Linux and Mac nerds have been able to do… for about as long as I can remember: mount ISO images without third-party tools. That’s right. Mounting ISO images in Windows 8 is as simple as right-clicking the ISO image file, then clicking Mount. ISO images are commonly used… Read more →

How to Restart, Shut Down & Sleep in Windows 8

Microsoft’s been pretty busy lately, releasing a substantially redesigned Windows 8 just last week and putting the final touches on Office 2013 to be released in Q1 2013. I just installed Windows 8 a few hours ago, so this first post will address something which has already given many people heartburn: how the hell do we restart this thing? Or shut… Read more →

Ditch the Mouse: Quickly Select Excel Ranges With Your Keyboard

I’m going to write a lot about ditching the mouse in favor of keyboard shortcuts, so consider this one of many to come. And while we’re at it, get used to me spamming this next sentence throughout my shortcut posts: Using keyboard commands over hunting and clicking with the mouse will save you time. Period. Next time you open Excel to manage a… Read more →