Archive for November, 2019

Nerdy Spreadsheet Stuff

On one of my projects, I have to process data from lots of sources. One of these provides essentially a report in spreadsheet format. I need to strip out all the extraneous things – empty rows, data split into rows by line feeds – so I end up with one line containing a name and […]

November 18, 2019 В· Harry В· No Comments
Posted in: Geek Stuff

One of the many reasons I love BBC History Magazine

From the October 2019 issue: “Correction In a caption on page 44 of August’s issue (Trafalgar: An Overrated Victory?) we wrote that the “Dutch fleet” was destroyed at the battle of Copenhagen. It should of course have read “Danish fleet”. Thanks to the many readers who pointed out this error.”

November 11, 2019 В· Harry В· No Comments
Posted in: History

Pilgrim’s progress

Sometimes the stranger you meet on this pilgrim’s journey through life is the person that others see you to be. Self-examination is often not the easiest thing to do. Some recent interactions have sent me down that winding path. For now, it’s expressing itself in a reluctance to post much on social media, and avoidance […]

November 10, 2019 В· Harry В· Comments Closed
Posted in: Life