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A Trip Back Home And Google Spreadsheets


Well, I’m away up north to get married followed by a week of travelling around Scotland. We decided that since we do a lot of long-haul travelling (we’re off to Australia in December for example) it would be a great opportunity to drag my good lady around some of the more interesting and mountainous parts of Scotland that I spent my younger days hiking. It’ll be a trip down memory lane and a chance to thrash my car around twisty roads.

Since I’ve left everything until the last minute I haven’t packed yet – I’ll do it when I get home after work. Then I’ll head north. Fortunately this has finally given me the opportunity to do something useful with Google Spreadsheets. Powerful though spreadsheets are, I never have a need for them, but when you’re writing a list of everything you need to pack, they’re ideal:


What was even cooler was when my good lady logged onto it from home and could check it over, make changes that I immediately saw, and we could send messages to each other. Very slick indeed.

Anyway, I’ll be radio silent for the next week or so as I’ll be far away from the internet. I just hope this weather holds!

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  1. Tis drawing ever closer, good luck

    (make sure to duck into perth when you are in Aus)


  2. Enjoy your holiday! Checked out the google spreadsheet — no way to drag and auto complete it seems just yet.

    Are you able to release the source code for your desktop switcher?

    I’d like to see the code because I haven’t worked much in C# — a few games and small utilities. Java is my main language 🙂

    Let me know.


  3. I am Cliff from EditGrid. Working alongside with the Google Spreadsheet, we provide a post to blog functions which allow you to post your spreadsheet onto your blog and share with your friend which you may found it useful.

    Besides, EditGrid, there is still Numbler which you may wish to give a try.


  4. Wow ! I didn’t read that you were getting married. Hope everything goes smoothly as you move into this new chapter of your lives.

    Here is some encouragement. All the best!

    On Partnership
    9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
    10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no-one to help him up!
    11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
    12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

    Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV

    The Oneness of Marriage
    6 But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female’.
    7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
    8 and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.
    9 Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.

    Mark 10:6-9


  5. Murdats: Will do my best, we’re going to sit down with the lonely planet guide and figure out where to go soon!

    John: Okay, I’ve added it to my topic list! 😉

    Alex: There’s no need for me to release the source code, since it’s C# you can download Reflector which will decompile the software to C# code!

    Cliff: Thanks for the info, will check it out.

    Alex (2): Undoubtably my wedding was the most amazing, incredible day of my life – but I’ll write all about that when I get back! Thanks!


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