Archive for April, 2008

Lenevo x300 ad mocks Macbook Air

Published on Apr 30, 2008 in advertising, america, Humor, technology

I think this is brilliantly done, despite being a mac owner and lover, the ad just looked perfect without sounding arrogant or stupid. Good work Lenevo 🙂

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Vodafone pug is happy to help you .. or really?

Published on Apr 30, 2008 in advertising, ideas, India

Look at the above Vodafone ad, the latest one where a cute little girl is constantly getting help from a cute little pug in various situations while a beautiful jingle is played in the background. The ad ends saying that “Vodafone is all too happy to help you” when you need them. Even though I […]

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Another web advertising failure – shoppers stop

Published on Apr 29, 2008 in advertising, business, wonder why

Take a look at the above ad of Shoppers stop that is featured on rediff today. Clearly the ad agency hasn’t understood how web advertising works. Instead of designing a campaign that would engage users online, encourage them to click, read-up and sign-up or subscribe, they just choose to replicate a news paper ad’s jpg […]

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Purnography on the lake – trip to Ashtabula county, put-in-bay

Published on Apr 28, 2008 in america, personal, pics, travels

A bunch of us went to Ashtabula county and Put-in-bay island over the weekend; beautiful lake Erie beach locations on the northern side of Ohio. We started off from Columbus on Saturday early morning, the weather wasn’t perfect as it started raining. After nearly slipping out of the ramp, I managed to get the car […]

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Telling a kid how software development teams work

Published on Apr 24, 2008 in Humor, Powerpoint Cartoons, technology

Inspired from a meeting incident 🙂 See other powerpoint cartoons as well

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Hot Fuzz – must watch for comedy lovers

Published on Apr 23, 2008 in Humor, Movies-Books

Hot Fuzz is a must watch for all comedy lovers. It is a brilliant movie about a super cop Nicholas Angel (angle) and his not so smart companion Danny. The movie is slick from the moment go. But what made me so happy about it is the excellent screen play and script. The humor is […]

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Create Cool Tag Clouds in Excel using VBA

Published on Apr 22, 2008 in Charts and Graphs, hacks, ideas, Learn Excel, technology

I was toying with the idea of creating a tag cloud in excel – as a form of new visualization, this could be useful when you have medium amounts of data (eg: 50-300 rows) and you want to emphasize on what is important and what is not. I would imagine using a tag-cloud, When you […]

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Mutual Fund Portfolio Tracker using MS Excel

Published on Apr 18, 2008 in Featured, ideas, Learn Excel, personal finance, technology

Would you like to spend next 5 minutes learning how to create an excel sheet to track your mutual fund portfolio? Download the mutual fund portfolio tracker excel workbook now. [Download Excel 2003 compatible version here] NOTE: File updated on 7-FEB-2012 to fix errors. Download again if you need to. We will use 2 simple […]

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Do not disturb : I am scheduling a meeting

Published on Apr 16, 2008 in Humor, technology, wonder why

If there is one thing that Darwin’s theory of evolution cannot explain, it would be “why humans evolved to schedule meetings?” I am no qualified biologist. Heck I don’t even know a mulberry from blue-berry. But I have spent exactly 3.1415 hours yesterday alone scheduling exactly 1 meeting. This my dear reader, qualifies me to […]

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Generate organization charts in excel – howto?

Published on Apr 15, 2008 in Charts and Graphs, hacks, Learn Excel, technology

Here is a ridiculously simple workaround for those of you trying to generate an organization chart in excel: Use google org. chart widget instead 🙂 [If you are reading this in a feedreader this post may not display properly, visit the post page instead.] Open a new google docs spreadsheet (or work on the example […]

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frAGILE software development

Published on Apr 11, 2008 in Powerpoint Cartoons, technology

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Focus on customers, not on your brand

Published on Apr 10, 2008 in america, business, ideas, pics, wonder why

Last night while looking for chocolate chip ice-cream, I couldn’t help but notice this perfect example of a “brand blinding the eyes of the manager so much that she neglects customers”. Take a look at the graters ice cream cups. Can you identify vanilla from chocolate chip from strawberry when all cups look like this. […]

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How to get more colors in excel chart – simple trick

Published on Apr 9, 2008 in Charts and Graphs, hacks, ideas, Learn Excel, technology

Here is a simple to trick to beat the 56 color limitation in excel when you are designing a chart: use picture files (jpg, gif, png etc.) to fill the chart area. You will no longer have to worry about limiting your project report / website / annual report etc. colors to the 56 that […]

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Google menu – does it lack common sense?

Published on Apr 8, 2008 in ideas, technology, wonder why

Dear Google: I must appreciate your efforts to make my online life as simple as scratching my forehead. You have so many services that whenever I visit a website that offers something spectacular I secretly wonder whether you are behind it. But, recently you started putting a nice menu on the top of your sites […]

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Powerpoint Cartoons #3 – Auto fill

Published on Apr 7, 2008 in Humor, Learn Excel, Powerpoint Cartoons

If only you can autofill on a black board, punishments would be so easy 🙂 click on the cartoon for bigger version. See all powerpoint cartoons

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