‘just got my ITIL Foundation certification. It was a good intense three days. I’m glad I picked the English version – other students seemed to be struggling with the poor french translation…
I’ve been shooting this year’s Christmas pictures with a brand new Nikon D7100 SLR (wonderful, wonderful camera btw but that is discussed in all the right places). Well it so happens that I had set the time incorrectly in the camera’s preferences and only noticed at the point of transferring the files to my computer. All file dates were offset by two months – i.e. they would show October 26 instead of December 26… Since the exif dates drive my entire folder structure via Breeze Systems’ Downloader Pro tags, that was going to be an issue…
I had to deal with the video files (*.mov) manually but there weren’t too many of those. As for the jpeg’s, a couple clever utilities later and all is well:
E:\> jhead.exe -da2013:12:26-2013:10:26 *.jpg
E:\> dirdate.exe CREATED= MODIFIED= exif *.jpg
‘hope this can help you out when needed.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Now this is interesting. I remember searching a few years back for spreadsheet design patterns. That combination of keywords never led me to the Best Practice Modeling Standards upon which BPM – a company founded in 2002 by ex-Salomon Smith Barney investment bankers – provides its modeling products and services. The base version is apparently maintained by an independent Spreadsheet Standards Review Board:
Spreadsheet Standards Review Board Charter
- To promote the Best Practice Spreadsheet Modeling Standards to ensure that the Best Practice Spreadsheet Modeling Standards are recognized, used and accepted as the highest professional spreadsheet modeling standards in the world;
- To develop and maintain the Best Practice Spreadsheet Modeling Standards;
- To bring together global Spreadsheet modeling skills in order to develop and maintain the Best Practice Spreadsheet Modeling Standards;
- To facilitate and manage participation of interested parties and the general public in developing the Best Practice Spreadsheet Modeling Standards; and
- To evaluate proposals to add, delete or modify the Best Practice Spreadsheet Modeling Standards.
Think again… I thought I knew my way around a fair share of Excel’s functionality but I’m not so sure anymore, having finally had a chance to play a bit with Microsoft’s new Excel add-ins: Data Explorer and GeoFlow. As a first test, I set out to create a map of some of my Outlook contacts – which took all of 5 minutes:
What’s “a fair share of Excel’s functionality” anyway? All I can say is that with Excel as will all things, the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know…
How many times have I needed to do this for reporting purposes? I remember coming up with some convoluted process that did the trick but was in no way as elegant as the solution suggested in this post (or the one in the comments).
Very interesting post by Marco Russo related to tables in Excel 2013 and their relationship to the PowerPivot data model.