Author Archives: Michael

Raspberry Pi Wall Calendar

I recently decided to take it upon myself to build a wall-mounted simple calendar using a RaspberryPi I had laying around, trying to make it as lightweight as possible and without depending on other services (except for Google Calendar where the calendar actually lives). Here I’m going to put together as much information surrounding this build as I can. Continue reading

ToDoList Portable and AbstractSpoon Software

It has come to my attention today that the creator of ToDoList (AbstractSpoon) has, more or less, waged war upon PortableApps.com. It seems as if the developer was having some issues handling support for the app as indicated by his post here. As you can see, he was getting a decent amount of support from other developers/users of PortableApps, but it doesn’t seem that the issues were taken any further than this post. Continue reading

T-Mobile Galaxy S4 on AT&T

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S4 from T-Mobile. I liked the fact that they have an unlocked boot loader and I am trying to cut down on my outrageous phone bill. One thing that was a requirement was that the device had to work with AT&T’s 4G & LTE bands in case T-Mobile didn’t have all of the coverage that AT&T did. So I did a comparison of specs between AT&T and T-Mobile as shown below. Continue reading

Are you a qualified professional? These 4 questions help answer that.

The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a professional. The questions are NOT that difficult.

Answer the questions first, then scroll down for the answers.

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend…. except one. Which animal does not attend?

4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it? Continue reading

Convert Excel 5 digit (serial) date numbers to Date

I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out and found the easiest way to do it. Below is the detail.

Excel’s serialized dates are the number of days since 1/1/1900. In order to figure out the date again, we have to add the serial number worth of days (subtracting one to account for the inability to not count 1/1/1900 as a day). Continue reading