The X-Files? The Matrix? Is there a new movie coming up?
Sorry, no. The Eisenhower Matrix is a simple tool to figure out where to focus your attention. It’s based on the quote: “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” This is commonly attributed to Eisenhower, but his actual words were different.
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Here’s a simple tip that could save you just a little bit of money and stress. When you replace the batteries in home electronics (like this smoke alarm), write the date on the battery:
Next time you replace that battery, this date helps you determine whether the batteries lasted as long as you expected.
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Backups are important. Yes, we all know that. We’ve heard it before. Just like good passwords can save your (digital) life.
So, how are your backups doing?
Exhibit 41 in “things you never want to see”.
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I’ve been using Excel for exactly thirty years – I still have a Macintosh floppy disk with MS Excel version 0.9 – so you’d think I know my way around Excel pretty well.
Yes I do, but that’s not to say that I don’t still learn something new. Pivot tables? I remember my dad trying to explain the concept to me twenty-five years ago but I never understood them well enough to use them, until I changed jobs in 2010 and it became a focus.
Today though, I came across something that blew my mind, and that was not because it’s complicated but because it’s so obvious and yet invisible: Continue reading ‘Excel tip: Alt+Enter works in formulas, too!’