The death of IE6

July 21, 2009

If you haven’t been following all of the IE6 news of late, Youtube seems to be the most recent site to discontinue support for IE6:

Mashable says that in order for the web to progress, IE6 must go (and briefly explains the major issues with IE6):

…and if you really hate IE6, you can always join the death to IE6 movement. 😉

Little excel tips: display no value for zero, automatically add date

June 20, 2008

So, you’re totalling a formula up (such as a sum) and you do not want the value to display as 0 (i.e., zero). In my case, some people will use the spreadsheet online, while others will print it out. For those who print it, I want the total column to appear blank (but it is not!) so that they can manually print in their calculations (sure, they should be using it online, but….)

To display a blank value instead of zero, use this bit of code modified for your function (in my example, sum) and values (my case, a range of cells C3 throughH3):


Nifty, hmm?

Now, to add the date, each time a spreadsheet is opened or saved:
In a cell:

Ah, but you only want the year and month, e.g., June-01
Right click on the cell, format> on the number tab, choose> Date Now choose the date as you would like it to format. Need the time? Throw that in, too!

Microsoft ceases selling XP in 2008 & 2009

May 25, 2008

In brief:

June 30 2008 – MS will cease selling XP to the general public
but school districts, colleges, and universities can buy machines with XP until January 2009.;_hbguid=4a20ae24-1f5b-4809-bdd8-a82a7fcd512b

Microsoft ends live search book & academic products

May 20, 2008


From Microsoft’s Live Search blog:

“Today we informed our partners that we are ending the Live Search
Books and Live Search Academic projects and that both sites will be taken
down next week. Books and scholarly publications will continue to be
integrated into our Search results, but not through separate indexes.”

Full blog posting at:

Internet Explorer 8 in Beta (IE8)

March 8, 2008

It sounds like Microsoft is continuing to head down the path to standards compliancy…

and a quick overview of some of the new features on the way (webslices looks amazingly like snapshots, which provides a little rollover live popup of a page as used on this website…. hmmmm…)

I won’t be testing IE8 as I gave up on IE around 5. Thank goodness for firefox.

Microsoft to push out IE7 with next windows update

January 19, 2008

Microsoft has warned corporate administrators that it will push a new version of Internet Explorer 7 their way next month, and it has posted guidelines on how to ward off the automatic update if admins want to keep the older IE6 browser on their companies’ machines.

Beginning Feb. 12, the new IE7 package will be put into the WSUS pipeline as an Update Rollup package.

more here

..and here.

or you could just switch to firefox and stop worrying about ie.

Bake me a cake…

June 7, 2007

microsoft easy bake oven

Okay, so maybe they aren’t really developing an easy bake oven…..

coolness for the day…

May 30, 2007

okay, I can totally see my puppy trashing this in about 15 minutes, but still a cool idea.