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Archive for May, 2008

Improve productivity by opening same excel sheet in 2 windows – quick tip

Published on May 30, 2008 in hacks, Learn Excel, technology

Often we work with large data sheets and it becomes tedious if you want to compare data / formulas etc. You can try split (menu > window > split or alt+w+s) to break the sheet in to two. But there is another cool thing you can do, open a new window for the spreadsheet. Just […]

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Published on May 30, 2008 in ideas, personal

Here is an inspirational read on Richard Feynman. Have you ever noticed that almost all the great people are humble and fun loving. It just amazes me whenever I read or know about these great people who solved world problems with a smile on their face and yet remained so down to earth.

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Brooklyn Bridge in the night

Published on May 29, 2008 in america, pics, travels

During our recent visit to NY I have been to the famous Brooklyn Bridge and I clicked photos till my fingers itched. Here are some of them, let me know if you have any review comments 🙂 I couldnt carry my tripod though, some of the pics became real blurry at original resolution.

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How to add a range of cells in excel – concat()

Published on May 28, 2008 in hacks, Learn Excel, technology

Excel concatenate() is seriously crippled, it can add 2 or more strings together, as long as they are supplied as separate parameters. This means, when you have a range of cells with text which you want to add up to create a large text, you need to write an ugly looking biggish concatenate() or use […]

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Road Rage on Memorial weekend

Published on May 23, 2008 in america, Humor, personal, travels

We are going to big apple on this weekend, its going to be a really long drive, almost 1000 miles both ways put together, I will see if I can post something while resting, but don’t hope to see anything here for the next 3 days. You have an excellent weekend, drive carefully – more […]

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Get crazy CNN headlines on your t-shirt

Published on May 22, 2008 in america, Humor, media, wonder why

Rat rides cat, cat rides dog, that rides on your t-shirt I am just numbed seeing this outrageous hilarity in the name of news making and selling on CNN, apparently you can buy t-shirts for some of the hand picked news items on CNN by clicking the t-shirt icon next to headline link on their […]

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Welcome to Pointy Haired Dilbert – Chandoo.org

Published on May 21, 2008 in blogging, personal

It has been a while since I wrote a welcome post to my readers, so here again. Pointy Haired Dilbert – Chandoo.org is a blog about technology, business, data analytics, excel, photography, advertising and my life. I am Chandoo, an excellent donut eater, coffee drinker extraordinaire, blogger beyond reform, crappy coder, lousy manager, happy husband, […]

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Gantt in 60 seconds – churn out an excel project plan in no time

Published on May 20, 2008 in business, Charts and Graphs, hacks, ideas, Learn Excel, technology
Gantt in 60 seconds – churn out an excel project plan in no time

One of the most frequent tasks for any manager is “planning”, be it putting together a hiring schedule or designing a jumbo jet, it all starts with a simple project plan and gantt chart is simple and intuitive representation of the same. But how to make a gantt chart in excel without writing too many […]

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Citibank’s brilliant “no panga sab changa” ad

Published on May 19, 2008 in advertising, business, ideas, India

I came across this brilliant ad from Citibank advertising their metro card for Delhi metro, see it yourself. I have taken Delhi metro first time during my summer internship in 2005. The system was excellent even at that time. I felt proud riding a world class air conditioned carriage from my hotel to the heart […]

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Rediff unLOCKS mystery of successful CEOs

Published on May 14, 2008 in Humor, media, Random, wonder why

Wow, Rediff actually published this article on how hairstyles make successful CEOs So much fuzz over a complait fluff is sTRESSing me… PS: do read the comments on that page for additional entertainment 🙂

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Here is a free idea for Starbucks

Published on May 14, 2008 in america, business, ideas, wonder why

A significant amount of my job work involves drinking copious amount of coffee while looking out the window. Ok, I am kidding 🙂 I wish my job involved all that, but I still drink a cup of coffee every workday (Weekends are obviously reserved for good old Filter Kaapi). Unfortunately I am forced to buy […]

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Published on May 14, 2008 in pics

clone_s, originally uploaded by Chandoo. Shot this as an experiment, what do you think?

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Creating in-cell bar charts / histograms in excel

Published on May 13, 2008 in Charts and Graphs, hacks, ideas, Learn Excel, technology

Ever since writing the create in-cell pie charts in excel, I have been itching to find a simple enough method to do incell bar graphs. An in-cell bar would probably be more useful and cuter than an in-cell pie as it can instantly provide trending details. What more, these would probably look gorgeous when printed […]

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Shootout @ Hocking hills state park

Published on May 12, 2008 in america, personal, pics, travels

We went to Hocking hills state park during the weekend, hiked a few miles, had tons of fun watching waterfalls, caves, cliffs, rare plants and infinite greenery. The trip has been thoroughly grinding with almost every place looking spectacular and lengthy. We couldn’t really visit all the attractions as both of us were feeling totally […]

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Dhoni sizzles in Tamilified ads

Published on May 8, 2008 in advertising, business, Humor, India

Spotted these two rather well done ads starring Dhoni. The ads glorify lungi-clad, wild-dancing, movie-loving Tamil spirit while promoting carbonated sweetened beverages and mechanized time indicators. Dhoni Pepsi ad: Dhoni Sonata ad: However well done these ads are, I must admit that you will never probably see anything close to what is depicted in the […]

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