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(Some Guy)   While you're still trying to figure out how get Excel to multiply two columns, this 73-year old retiree is using it to create award-winning artwork   (spoon-tamago.com) divider line 19
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2013-06-11 05:37:51 PM  
Pretty amazing.
 
2013-06-11 05:52:43 PM  
I'll be *really* impressed when someone does something like that using the cells as pixels.
 
2013-06-11 06:01:46 PM  

NkThrasher: I'll be *really* impressed when someone does something like that using the cells as pixels.


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2013-06-11 06:02:38 PM  
Downloaded the Excel sheet, opened it and it kept hanging. Just gave up on trying to figure out what he did.

And as for not able to use Excel functions: it's the same problem as everything else. People do not want to take the time to learn how to use a program/their phones, computers, tablets. I don't have some super understanding of computers, I just take the time to learn how to get the most out of something. It's just because I've done it for so many years, it gets easier to learn how to use new technology.

In contrast, most of my co-workers can't be bothered to read any manuals that comes with a device, so they always struggle with even basic functions. Never made any sense to me to spend a bunch of money on something, then never learning how to use it.
 
2013-06-11 06:10:22 PM  

skinink: Never made any sense to me to spend a bunch of money on something, then never learning how to use it.


You didn't spend any money on a grammar checker, did you?
 
2013-06-11 06:14:43 PM  

skinink: Downloaded the Excel sheet, opened it and it kept hanging. Just gave up on trying to figure out what he did.

And as for not able to use Excel functions: it's the same problem as everything else. People do not want to take the time to learn how to use a program/their phones, computers, tablets. I don't have some super understanding of computers, I just take the time to learn how to get the most out of something. It's just because I've done it for so many years, it gets easier to learn how to use new technology.

In contrast, most of my co-workers can't be bothered to read any manuals that comes with a device, so they always struggle with even basic functions. Never made any sense to me to spend a bunch of money on something, then never learning how to use it.


I never read the manuals... 90% of the time I can just figure it out on my own anyway.
 
2013-06-11 06:19:22 PM  
Hah, but can he script it to listen to market prices using a third-party messaging system?  Huh?  Huh?

I didn't think so.
 
2013-06-11 06:25:45 PM  

Telos: I never read the manuals... 90% of the time I can just figure it out on my own anyway.


My sentiments exactly. The state's paying me to run a nuclear reactor, not sit on my ass reading a bunch of technical jargon!
 
2013-06-11 07:55:21 PM  

NkThrasher: I'll be *really* impressed when someone does something like that using the cells as pixels.


Your computer would explode.  I messed around with something like that before...once you get out to around a 100x100 grid, dynamic images slow excel to a crawl.
 
2013-06-11 08:40:25 PM  
Award winning artwork? Would be more impressive if the award wasnt for best artwork created in excel.
 
2013-06-11 10:32:47 PM  
NkThrasher: I'll be *really* impressed when someone does something like that using the cells as pixels.

That's what I thought it would be until I RTFA.

I was like, hmm, well excel is just a bunch of squares in a grid. That's basically a bunch of pixels. Set the background colors and call it a day.

Then I thought, I could write the code to do that in an afternoon (including the time it would take me to look up all of that crap in VB and debug ... VB is NOT one of my native languages).

I figured the guy was setting the cells by HAND.

Turns out, he's just using excel's drawing tools, move along, nothing to see here, he basically has a corel draw/illustrator light.
 
2013-06-11 10:41:00 PM  
To be fair, the morons who can't work Excel sheets aren't doing anything important except justifying austerity economics.
 
2013-06-11 10:44:46 PM  
From an old coding project when I was learning to use the GD graphic library.

www.lordargent.com

Open an image, read it pixel by pixel, spit out grayscale text (using the source code of an application as the text).
 
2013-06-12 12:42:59 AM  
I think it's rather telling that he had MSPaint, but chose to use Excel for better results
 
2013-06-12 01:30:10 AM  
Took about 10 minutes or so. The same principle would scale much larger.

i153.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-12 03:50:44 AM  

Hebalo: Took about 10 minutes or so. The same principle would scale much larger.

[i153.photobucket.com image 369x394]


Your G9 cell is maintaining the border, whereas the other cells are not. FAIL!
 
2013-06-12 07:12:43 AM  
 
2013-06-12 08:15:01 AM  
CSB time;

My plant makes very large flat objects. I created an excel spreadsheet that allows users to input data on defect locations that then produces a map of each piece.  Don't ask why I used excel it wasn't my choice.
 
2013-06-12 08:39:33 AM  

Egoy3k: CSB time;

My plant makes very large flat objects. I created an excel spreadsheet that allows users to input data on defect locations that then produces a map of each piece.  Don't ask why I used excel it wasn't my choice.


Cardboard cutouts of subby's mom?

/just kidding subby
//she was damn fine last night
///when I "addressed her cell", IYKWIM
 
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