new hostAfter ten years with DigitalDaze, I've moved webhosts to Media Temple. Am testing out functionality over the next few weeks, will be back to regular updating soon.
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Tuesday, March 04, 2008
liveblogging classLiveblogging my Excel Macro Writing class (Steph calls it Dork Workshop) on Twitter right now, follow me if you enjoy these sorts of experiments Permalink • 0 comments •
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sam learns something new every day(12:38:29) Sam Podos: i just learned something mind blowing
(12:38:31) Sam Podos: do you know why Duane Reade is called Duane Reade?
(12:38:46) Blake Stuchin: the original location is on Duane and Reade streets
(12:38:48) Sam Podos: YES
(12:38:51) Blake Stuchin: i've been
(12:39:04) Sam Podos: wow
(12:39:06) Blake Stuchin: it's quite convenient
(12:39:16) Sam Podos: this is almost as good as the time i learned that PO box stands for Post Office box
(12:39:25) Blake Stuchin: and we have a new blog post
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Impressing the masses with my knowledge of Ctrl+TildeLast night was the first night of my new NYU enrichment class, Financial Analysis in VBA. What a dorky joy this is. We began with what the teacher called "basic advanced Excel" - functions that are generally limited to experienced Excel users and that are central elements to VBA programming but that are still standard in Excel (things like named ranges, text manipulation, auditing, and lookup tables). In two weeks, we'll expand on this and get into the hardcore VBA world, which I'm very excited about.
I earned my Excel wonk street cred my showing off my knowledge of the keyboard shortcut for the formula auditing toolbar (thanks Ctrl+tilde!) and then showed that I know how to kick it old school by starting my cells with a + instead of an = because it's more efficient for data entry cells, even if it is a nod to the days of Lotus 1-2-3. Good times.
It's interesting for me to be learning technical skills in a classroom environment. I live my life online and everything I've ever done with technology has been self-taught. I'll try to keep this updated with my feelings about how the weekly class experience is throughout the semester. Permalink • 0 comments •
Monday, January 28, 2008
what's in a name(15:05:45) Dave Lerman: question
(15:05:52) Dave Lerman: do you think of me as a "david" or a "dave"
(15:06:04) Blake Stuchin: lerman
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
xoxoi'm pretty sure gossip girl uses wordpress.
her blog's heavy on rich media, sports nearly 100% RSS saturation (producing more vibrations on freshmen girls than a swiffer), and updates with the efficiency of a twitter addict at CES. Or Davos. and thank you faux Lycée Français for the open wi-fi that she's tapping in to in order to fire off in-class updates. it's a pretty robust platform, and yet totally possible. you don't even need ues-level spending to build it.
so if gg can be moderately legit with their IT, why is it so hard to keep it real with the nyc? come on disembodied voice of kristen bell, why is your team shooting in cooper square and pretending like you're next to a high school that's clearly on 93rd between Park and Madison? it's not like you don't know better, gossip girl - you sent chuck to butai and referenced sake at decibel in the same episode. (at least you had the decency to keep your namechecks subtle; i'm running out of places in my neighborhood that i still like.) i'd dance on the nuances further, but i'll leave the heavy lifting and further nyc private school love to nymag. xoxo, b. Permalink • 0 comments •
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Danny's realization(13:20:33) Dan Abramson: i only hang out with guys with facial hair
(13:20:37) Blake Stuchin: yeah i've noticed that
(13:20:43) Blake Stuchin: i wish i were that cool
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