Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Excel 2003 vs 2007

I've grown to really like the new MS Office, despite the crazy Steve-Jobs-would-have-fired-the-designer RIBBON thing at the top of all of the applications.

But conversions between Excel 2003 and 2007 result in horrible errors, with #N/A replacing some of the formula values. So, I now have to largely go back to 2003 for serious work that involves collaboration.

Anyone else come across problems like this?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tasks, Task Management, GMail, BlackBerry, iPhone

There's a wonderful product that others have certainly discovered but about which I just became aware: Remember the Milk. If you like traditional task management systems (like in Outlook) but want integration instead with GMail and your BlackBerry or iPhone, this is The One. Free version for the Web. Pro version for $25 a year provides the mobile-sync. Take a look: LINK. And if your life is superfractured among multiple platforms, seems to work perfectly back to Outlook (via your BlackBerry) if you're on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. So, GMail <> Outlook task sync is the result. Why would you do that? I don't know. But it works.