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Google Sheets: How to Write a Custom Function | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial

Google Sheets (spreadsheets) lets you write custom functions using JavaScript.  JavaScript is perhaps the world’s easiest programming language, and there are many examples on the internet, making it easy to copy. There are lots of reasons to write your own functions.  For example, you could convert a temperature reading from Celsius to Fahrenheit. You could make a cell change color if your budget shows a shortage.  You could program the commission you pay your employees based on the formula you use.  Some of these things you can do with the functions that are already in Google Sheets.  However, if you write your own function, then people who share documents with you can reference those and not have to recreate that logic. Here’s how to write a custom function in a Google Spreadsheet.

via Google Sheets: How to Write a Custom Function | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial.

A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium

A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen

via A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium.

Blue Jeans Cable Strikes Back – Response to Monster Cable | Audioholics

Little did the lawyer drones over at Monster know that Kurt Denke, the president of Blue Jeans was, in a former life, a lawyer by trade. Oops!

via Blue Jeans Cable Strikes Back – Response to Monster Cable | Audioholics.

How speakers make sound – Animagraffs

Very cool site !

How speakers make sound – Animagraffs.

YouGov Profiles

Cool interface – and interesting.

YouGov.

10 Things Most Exceptional CIOs Never Do | Richie Etwaru

The list below is from over two decades of observations in first, second and third person. Before publishing I asked over 50 Fortune 1000 CIOs and CTOs to review and comment; their feedback is included.

At the core of everything below is going against the grain and the herd, and embracing counter intuition. Whether you embrace counter intuition systematically, or selectively, most of the items below are suggesting in their cognitive DNA counter-intuitive thinking.

via 10 Things Most Exceptional CIOs Never Do | Richie Etwaru.

Creative use of Gmail addresses can help you tame your inbox | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004

Gmail supports a nifty email feature that you can use to take control your inbox. The trick takes less than a minute to implement and can save you hours in organization.

As noted by Gizmodo, you can add a modifier, such as a period or a “+” sign, to the first half gmail address and gmail will process the mail just like your regular email address. For example, email messages sent to john.smith@gmail.com will handled just like messages sent to johnsmith@gmail.com. You can put the modifier at any point before the @ sign.

The power in this technique comes from Gmail’s filtering options that allow you to sort emails based on the email address that is being used for the message. For example, you can use john.smith@gmail.com for all of your newsletters. When an email is sent to the john.smith@gmail.com address, you can configure a filter to forward it to specific folder, delete it or more

via Creative use of Gmail addresses can help you tame your inbox | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004.

The Console Market Is In Crisis | TechCrunch

A few days ago Sony announced it has now sold a total of 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles. Microsoft’s next-gen equivalent, the Xbox One, has likely racked up sales of around 4 million so far. Both flagship consoles were released around the same time in late November last year, in time for the 2013 holiday season. And both companies have been shouting loudly about who’s beating whom for cumulative console and games sales globally and in key markets like the U.S.

via The Console Market Is In Crisis | TechCrunch.

Avoiding Spam with Email Aliasing

Anyone that sells anything wants an email address from me. There was a time when I could pretend to be a luddite and say I didn’t have one. But that’s getting harder to pull off and it doesn’t solve the issues presented by online stores that require an email address to do any transaction.

My primary concern is always that the email address will be abused, sold and ultimately create a lot more work for me.

via Avoiding Spam with Email Aliasing.

Earth wind map

Very beautiful wind map of the earth – multiple views

earth wind map.