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Toothpicks and Mobile Phone Maintenance

A while ago I had a problem with my mobile phone. Most often I’d plug in the charger and the phone would not recognize that it was plugged in. I experimented with different chargers and determined that the problem was not the chargers but the phone. Someone suggested it may have lint in the charging […]


List Differences in Two Cell Ranges in Google Spreadsheet

Another tip from my recent work in Google Spreadsheets. I had two columns of data and was looking for a way to display items that appeared in one column that didn’t appear in the other. The combination of the FILTER and MATCH functions is how I accomplished this. The FILTER function returns items from a […]


Access Data From Another Spreadsheet in Google Spreadsheets

I’ve been working with Google Spreadsheets a bit lately and have learned a few tricks. One such trick was learned when I had to find a way to have data in one spreadsheet automatically update based on data that’s in another spreadsheet. This turned out to be quite easy once figured out. Here’s how to […]


My Palm Blog Is No More

I finally did it. I had an old blog called Dave’s Palm Pages in which I used to write about the old Palm products (Palm Pilots and their descendants) and hacks for them. It’s also where I posted links to downloadable sports schedules and other calendar data that could be imported directly into the Palm […]


I Didn’t See the Baby

The video above is alarming. It shows a crime committed in the Bronx, New York earlier this week where a man took a running start to knock a woman and steal her cellphone. What makes it worse is that the woman was carrying a baby at the time. This video look awfully heartless. But as […]