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https://mashable.com/article/kelly-r...0#wZBWHZa2iOqV

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Kelly Rowland has the dream life, doesn't know what Microsoft Excel is
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To live a life free of macros is a life we're jealous of.

You might remember Kelly Rowland getting angry with Nelly over a text message written in Microsoft Excel on a Nokia 9290 Communicator, as per the video for the 2002 hit "Dilemma."

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The moment has been endlessly brought up over and over again on the internet as the years have gone by, because it's just that bizarre.

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remember when kelly rowland sent nelly a text using microsoft excel and got mad when he didn't reply

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You've probably long wondered why the mistake happened in the first place, and now we might know why. Talking on TV show The Real, the singer said she doesn't know of the spreadsheet program.

"I don't know what Microsoft Excel is," she said. "So when I saw all these memes I was like, I don't care." Lucky her.

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Kelly Rowland has no time for your memes about Microsoft Excel

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The revelation even prompted a response from the Microsoft Excel Twitter account (yes, there is such a thing).


Microsoft Excel

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@KELLYROWLAND No matter what you do, we're crazy over you.

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In an interview with Australian TV show The Project in 2016, Nelly joked that it was "the thing at the time."

"That was the new technology at the time ... It looks a little dated now, I can see that," he added.

Elsewhere on the internet, people talked about the luxury of not worrying about Excel, or even knowing what it is. What a life, hey.


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Imagine a life where you don’t have to know what Microsoft excel is

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Being too rich to know what Microsoft excel is because you’ve never had to work a common job a day in your life ��

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@livsette she just called us poor and overworked

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No no boo, i am very entertainment!
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this is a level of wealth that I didn't realize existed

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Yes, I agree -- it goes with the people who do pixel-painting in Excel. Nothing serious depends on either application


but it is akin to picking up scattered seeds with tweezers.



To be sure, I decided to do the sierpinski triangle in a spreadsheet... but it was only one formula.

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That said, I have used cellular automata for cross-stitch and crochet patterns
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBX2QQHlQ_I

http://think-maths.co.uk/spreadsheet

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https://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/0...home-that.html

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"Our spreadsheets hammered home that what contributed most to our happiness was time spent together or with friends — while, crucially, not working — and there was no way to get more of that..."
"... if we continued to live in the Bay Area, one of the most expensive parts of the country. So I proposed an idea that would have seemed radical were there not so much data backing it: 'I think you should quit your job, we should sell our house, and we should move somewhere cheaper,' I told my husband matter-of-factly one day. So we did.... In addition to leading to a better understanding of what made us happy as a family, I also found the spreadsheet to be an incredibly useful tool for expressing things I might have otherwise avoided. It made the invisible visible. Instead of arguing about housework, for example, both feeling like we were doing more than our fair share, we could talk about it relatively objectively.... Far from making our marriage seem cold and robotic, the spreadsheet sparked more honest conversations than we’d had in years. It also reminded us that we had more control over our lives than we had been exerting...."

From "The Surprising Benefits of Relentlessly Auditing Your Life/We tend to think that good marriages and happy families are born of love and care, not spreadsheets. But what if that’s wrong?" by Amy Westervelt (NYT).
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a Civ game...

https://s0lly.itch.io/cellivization

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Current Version: v1.0
This is my first game in Excel, with the first iteration (v1.0) created in just around a week for the OLC CODEJAM 2019
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The gamejam's theme is destruction, which is apt for this game's v1.0 iteration, given that the only way to win is to destroy the opposing team.
The game is very light on features (basically just build units and attack the opposition), but I will add on additional features - DLC you could call it - if people are keen to see more!
The game currently features:
- Two player game (BLUE vs GREEN), in a hot-seat environment
- Move units around using WASD
- Move the camera around the world map independently of unit movement
- Build different unit types in cities using 0-6 keys
- Multiple unit types available, each with their own statistics, with some having special abilities ( see the "Tiles" tab)
- Unit movement speed is dependent on the ground it traverses
- Build new cities to produce more units, more often
- One world, with a close-quarters or larger / longer game setting available
- Fog of war
Features in the pipeline:
- AI (!!!)
- More than two civilizations
- Each civilization to take all their unit / city turns together
- Cities to use resources such as food and production to alter its growth / build rate
- Ability to "own" world resources such as iron and horses
- More units, with units only being able to be built if particular resources are under control of the civilization
- Addition of the "gold" resource
- Diplomacy
- Science
- City buidings to improve unit / city / civilization stats
- Wonders!
- And more?! Please let me know if you have any ideas of things to add!
Known Issues:
- The game will break if no units exist - i.e. if all settlers have been used up to build cities and all other units are dead. If this happens, you'll need to add in a unit to fix the game.
- The game cannot proceed if a unit gets "stuck" - i.e. it has no available moves (somewhat like the king in Chess having no available moves). Move it manually or set its movement points to 0 to proceed.
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First, you need to go to the sheet named "Main Menu". Next, you need to press the "Start Deathmatch" or "Start Large World" buttons to begin the respective game.
If you are continuing on from a saved game, go the tab "Screen", where you need to run the macro called "Play" - you can do this using the "Play Game" button.
This macro is automatically run if the "Main Menu" buttons are activated.
This macro assigns new functionality to the following keys:
- "w", "a", "s", "d": press these to move the unit up, down, left or right
- arrow keys: press these to move the camera up, down, left or right
- "0"-"6": press one of these keys when focused on a city to build the unit corresponding to that key at that city
- "b": press this key when the unit is a Settler, to build a new city
- "esc": press this to end the game and reset all key functionality
NOTE: this macro overrides these key's normal functionality - you must press ESC at the end of your session to reenble these keys in Excel to their original functionality




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the NYT link:
https://nyti.ms/2EvwNYY

I'm not bothering reading the NYT article.
Whether or not you think that's a good way to manage a marriage, once they decided to track everything they did, using a spreadsheet for the tracking seems like a typical, appropriate use of a spreadsheet.

Needlepoint designs... I wonder how many people use spreadsheets that way?
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...... yes, I have. I mean, for counted cross-stitch.
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