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Lost, Work, Monkey!
I feel more alert and awake today after staying up 'til midnight [watching Lost] and waking briefly this morning from Fox's bad dreams.
Maybe I sleep too much. Clearly I need to attempt shevus's less than 6 hour sleep schedule.

OMG, you guys, srsly? The Lost thing? You should check it out. So in love. We're on disc 4 of season 1.

TGIF. I get to log two hours to celebration with my team today for a picnic and still go home on time.
Sweet. Also, I'm unsure what to do with the rest of my time today. Hmm.. Everyone approved of my solution to that file corruption problem where I lost a year's worth of data which is good. The old way sucked for me, all manual updates and lots of nagging reminders; the new way is me sending an email to the division to take an online SharePoint survey, waiting a few days, then I click one button in a spreadsheet and 30+ sheets (one per application) and a dozen graphs (various averages and trending in application and enterprise) update automatically. I set it up ONCE and I'm done.

So sexy, actually useful integration between MS SharePoint and Excel.
I know! I was startled too!

BUT! Most importantly: Monkey
Monkey

Nyeh. Toothpaste + coffee.

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

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antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: July 25th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are Jeremy's favorite animals at the zoo. :)

Wow! You can actually integrate Excel with something else...and it works?! That IS sexy!
abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's what I though. I saw the database connection section that listed eveything BUT a SharePoint site. I knew SharePoint data could dump to a spreadsheet. So, logical step was checking if that dump creates a permanent link.

Wow, was I amazed that it did AND automatically created an extensible range object that makes it smart about summarization with the dumped data. Just insane.
cassandraterra From: cassandraterra Date: July 25th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait wait, wait. YOU are just starting to watch LOST?! What rock have you been under? It's only the best show out there! I can't wait for season 5.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
We tried watching it three years ago but for various reasons failed to follow through. We also hate watching TV while it is still on. Also also, we HATE watching anything so popular because the hype pisses us off. We'd rather form our own opinions, thankyouverymuch.
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kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: July 25th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's only one "e" in "shevus". : P

We finished season one of the West Wing already! Oh god I have to know what happens next! Brian says I need to watch "Lost" but I'm all racist against it. Besides, next on my plate are the Tudors and Deadwood.

Don't emulate brian's sleep schedule, he's a freak.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'LL PUT AS MANY E'S IN THERE AS I WANT.

We have Deadwood on my hard drives. Though we seem to be missing an episode. :/ We can lend you WW2 tomorrow. :D

Damn racist.
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demi_deity From: demi_deity Date: July 25th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
MONKEY!

Integration, however, is just crazy talk.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
The software I work on is entirely integrated. I'm spoiled but can appreciate good integration when I see it. Microsoft is figuring it out. Apple does it really well with their stuff and much of other's stuff.
From: nightlikeariver Date: July 25th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I LOVE THE MONKEY!

but, hey, where are the siberian tigers? :O(
abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uh... Siberia?
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kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: July 25th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's annoying to live with someone who needs to little sleep, he watches shows and movies I want to see without me after I go to bed! Evil!
crescent_gaia From: crescent_gaia Date: July 25th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, for now you are one of us.
nidea From: nidea Date: July 25th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lost is awesome. Sawyer is freakin' hot. And I love the nicknames he comes up with, and that he reads all the time. I love the self-referential stuff that gets thrown in from time to time (look for it).

I just finished the season 3 DVDs and am contemplating downloading season 4 (if it's available online, I haven't looked). It it totally addictive and I have definitely had dreams set in Lost's world.
slavetopurple From: slavetopurple Date: July 26th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Season 4 is on the ABC website to watch in full for free. I don't know about the downloadiness though. Do know its additive and I'm back to watching from the beginning of season one again and Sawyer is always cute, darn it.
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