Things you should know by now, but only just discovered

Yes, yes it is. I think we have 14 counties all as part of Los Angeles... and who knows how many actual little cities within it. We are seriously like the ooze of cities slowly expanding outwards in every direction except over open water... (which we're working on, Catalina says Hi)

Cayne wrote:

Yes, yes it is. I think we have 14 counties all as part of Los Angeles... and who knows how many actual little cities within it. We are seriously like the ooze of cities slowly expanding outwards in every direction except over open water... (which we're working on, Catalina says Hi)

I was hoping to find Cole Phelps, Goddamn Menace, but I think he's driving this cab.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Holy sh*tsnacks, L.A. is huge.

As is the brown smog cloud above it. (I thought that was a myth, until I actually saw it)

MoonDragon wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Holy sh*tsnacks, L.A. is huge.

As is the brown smog cloud above it. (I thought that was a myth, until I actually saw it)

Yup, feels like I'm in a smoky bar.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
MoonDragon wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Holy sh*tsnacks, L.A. is huge.

As is the brown smog cloud above it. (I thought that was a myth, until I actually saw it)

Yup, feels like I'm in a smoky bar.

One of my friends once described LA as a city that turned cancerous.

Demosthenes wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
MoonDragon wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Holy sh*tsnacks, L.A. is huge.

As is the brown smog cloud above it. (I thought that was a myth, until I actually saw it)

Yup, feels like I'm in a smoky bar.

One of my friends once described LA as a city that turned cancerous.

I like that... I might have to steal it...

(Don't enjoy the conferences where I get stuck there.)

They do not make pie tops. You're supposed to buy two pie crusts and use one of them as the top.
(Or just make your own dough)
edit: I was looking for one of those lattice tops so it never occurred to me.

RedJen wrote:

Also, brush that sumbitch with egg whites and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on it.

Stupid diet.

Yeah you deglaze that effin pan... now help me find some creme fraiche

Damn it. Now I want meat pie. It's hard to get a good meat pie around here.

Deadmonkeys wrote:

Damn it. Now I want meat pie. It's hard to get a good meat pie around here.

Oh, thanks for the reminder. I still have a meat pie coupon leftover from my birthday coupon book from the wife. I will be cashing that bad-boy in.

Oh things that i should have known but just discovered.

In Excel if i column/row of data and i want to increase all their values by a number (say 1, for progressing a month forward) i can copy that 1 from a random cell, then "paste special" and an option in that menu is "Operation Add" and it will then increase the values by 1. Saves me the hassle of manually increasing a whole bunch of random numbers by the same amount.

Cayne wrote:

Oh things that i should have known but just discovered.

In Excel if i column/row of data and i want to increase all their values by a number (say 1, for progressing a month forward) i can copy that 1 from a random cell, then "paste special" and an option in that menu is "Operation Add" and it will then increase the values by 1. Saves me the hassle of manually increasing a whole bunch of random numbers by the same amount.

Things like this to me are not things I should know since there is little to no indication that such a thing would work that way. I hate Microsoft Office. Especially Word and it's infinite disdain for usability when using outline format lists. Oh what's that, you want to add a single item 1 level lower in your list and then return to the higher level on the next line and didn't set that higher level line up ahead of time? Sucks to be you. Oh, you inserted a higher level item in, and tried to reformat the remaining items to restart numbering? No can do. Only 1 at a time and now you gotta manually number those unless you want them to start on 13, despite it clearly needing to be 1 under then new heading. /rant

Also, is there a way to paste something into Word without the incompatible formatting used from whatever you got it from? I haven't figured it out yet, despite looking. That is something I should know by now, despite Microsoft trying to hide that ability, if it exists without having to first paste the text into notepad and then recopy it.

I discovered what a blintz is today. Yummy!

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Also, is there a way to paste something into Word without the incompatible formatting used from whatever you got it from? I haven't figured it out yet, despite looking. That is something I should know by now, despite Microsoft trying to hide that ability, if it exists without having to first paste the text into notepad and then recopy it.

Ctrl-Shift V (for Paste Special) and one of the options should be "paste without formatting" (in any sane application, anyway).

Somewhere this is an option to specify whether to default to paste with formatting or paste without.

MikeSands wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

Also, is there a way to paste something into Word without the incompatible formatting used from whatever you got it from? I haven't figured it out yet, despite looking. That is something I should know by now, despite Microsoft trying to hide that ability, if it exists without having to first paste the text into notepad and then recopy it.

Ctrl-Shift V (for Paste Special) and one of the options should be "paste without formatting" (in any sane application, anyway).

Yeah was gonna say pretty much the same thing or if you prefer, right click and on the paste option there should be a giant A which does the same thing.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Also, is there a way to paste something into Word without the incompatible formatting used from whatever you got it from? I haven't figured it out yet, despite looking. That is something I should know by now, despite Microsoft trying to hide that ability, if it exists without having to first paste the text into notepad and then recopy it.

When you paste something into word, a little notepad looking thing pops up. If you click on it, there is an option to keep formatting from original document or to keep only the text and maintain current document formatting.

Also Shift tab moves it back up a level.

How To Set Fire to A Castle With A Cat. http://t.co/qJYsxrhJ4c

Edwin wrote:

How To Set Fire to A Castle With A Cat. http://t.co/qJYsxrhJ4c

equally valid post for the random thing you love thread.

Cayne wrote:
MikeSands wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

Also, is there a way to paste something into Word without the incompatible formatting used from whatever you got it from? I haven't figured it out yet, despite looking. That is something I should know by now, despite Microsoft trying to hide that ability, if it exists without having to first paste the text into notepad and then recopy it.

Ctrl-Shift V (for Paste Special) and one of the options should be "paste without formatting" (in any sane application, anyway).

Yeah was gonna say pretty much the same thing or if you prefer, right click and on the paste option there should be a giant A which does the same thing.

Use PureText. It converts [WIN-KEY]+V into a 'paste without formatting'. It's only a couple kilobyte big and does not need admin rights.

Just tried ctrl+shift+v in Word 2007 and absolutely nothing happens. No paste, no message, nothing. ctrl+v does the standard paste and that always annoying and in the way clipboard let me remove formatting.

I hate MS Word.

Chairman_Mao wrote:
Edwin wrote:

How To Set Fire to A Castle With A Cat. http://t.co/qJYsxrhJ4c

equally valid post for the random thing you love thread.

Or "Post a Picture, Entertain me" thread.

Cayne wrote:

Oh things that i should have known but just discovered.

In Excel if i column/row of data and i want to increase all their values by a number (say 1, for progressing a month forward) i can copy that 1 from a random cell, then "paste special" and an option in that menu is "Operation Add" and it will then increase the values by 1. Saves me the hassle of manually increasing a whole bunch of random numbers by the same amount.

Lemme blow your mind. Put 1 in cell A1. In cell A2,type =A1+1 and hit enter. Now, select cell A2, and put the mouse pointer over the tiny square in the lower-right-hand corner of the selection box until the white plus sign turns into a black one. Click and drag down.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Just tried ctrl+shift+v in Word 2007 and absolutely nothing happens. No paste, no message, nothing. ctrl+v does the standard paste and that always annoying and in the way clipboard let me remove formatting.

I hate MS Word.

In Word 2007, click the... orb? Whatever that stupid icon is at the upper left of the window. Click Word Options, then choose Advanced. There should be a bunch of paste options in the 2nd section there.

Edwin wrote:

How To Set Fire to A Castle With A Cat. http://t.co/qJYsxrhJ4c

Hrm. What's that from? That makes me think of the tale of Olga's revenge:

Olga remained there a year without being able to take the city, and then she thought out this plan. She sent into the town the following message: "Why do you persist in holding out? All your cities have surrendered to me and submitted to tribute, so that the inhabitants now cultivate their fields and their lands in peace. But you had rather die of hunger, without submitting to tribute." The Derevlians replied that they would be glad to submit to tribute but that she was still bent on avenging her husband.

Olga then answered: "Since I have already avenged the misfortune of my husband twice on the occasions when your messengers came to Kiev, and a third time when I held a funeral feast for him, I do not desire further revenge, but am anxious to receive a small tribute. After I have made peace with you, I shall return home again."

The Derevlians then inquired what she desired of them, and expressed their readiness to pay honey and furs. Olga retorted that at the moment they had neither honey nor furs but that she had one small request to make. "Give me three pigeons," she said, "and three sparrows from each house. I do not desire to impose a heavy tribute, like my husband, but I require only this small gift from you, for you are impoverished by the siege."

The Derevlians rejoiced, and collected from each house three pigeons and three sparrows, which they sent to Olga with their greetings. Olga then instructed them, in view of their submission, to return to their city, promising that on the morrow she would depart and return to her own capital. The Derevlians reentered their city with gladness, and when they reported to the inhabitants; the people of the town rejoiced.

Now Olga gave to each soldier in her army a pigeon or a sparrow, and ordered them to attach by a thread to each pigeon and sparrow a match bound with small pieces of cloth. When night fell, Olga bade her soldiers release the pigeons and the sparrows. So the birds few to their nests, the pigeons to the cotes, and the sparrows under the eaves. Thus the dovecotes, the coops, the porches, and the haymows were set on fire. There was not a house that was not consumed, and it was impossible to extinguish the flames, because all the houses caught fire at once. The people fled from the city, and Olga ordered her soldiers to catch them. Thus she took the city and burned it, and captured the elders of the city. Some of the other captives she killed, while she gave others as slaves to her followers. The remnant she left to pay tribute.

NSMike wrote:
Cayne wrote:

Oh things that i should have known but just discovered.

In Excel if i column/row of data and i want to increase all their values by a number (say 1, for progressing a month forward) i can copy that 1 from a random cell, then "paste special" and an option in that menu is "Operation Add" and it will then increase the values by 1. Saves me the hassle of manually increasing a whole bunch of random numbers by the same amount.

Lemme blow your mind. Put 1 in cell A1. In cell A2,type =A1+1 and hit enter. Now, select cell A2, and put the mouse pointer over the tiny square in the lower-right-hand corner of the selection box until the white plus sign turns into a black one. Click and drag down.

Heh wise guy

The reason i do it that way is this is an amortization schedule of 40 different things all on different months of amortization so the column with all the numbers are all different numbers.

I am not sure if this has been posted before...

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