Fun Gardening

New Lawnmower

I can’t wait for this to be back in stock. I’m assuming for £15,099.99 it includes a gardener to come and do my garden at the same time!

Searched for a petrol lawnmower – this was out of stock – at least they are suggesting comparable products:

  • Mole Traps
  • Pocker Deck Shuffler
  • Handrails
  • Water Filters
Fun Video Of The Week

Amazing Archery

Fun Site Of The Week

Commit Strip Comic

This web comic – Commit Strip is mostly IT focused but I love it.

A bit like Dilbert it captures the humor of the industry perfectly.

Fun Video Video Of The Week

Wonder Woman Theme Tune – Overview

I loved this explanation of the musical development within Wonder Woman.

Fun Things That Annoy Me

Things That Annoy Me – Scottish Children’s Lottery

After all of these years I’ve never heard of anyone actually winning a Scottish child!

Fun Uncategorized

Breaking Bad and Pulp Fiction Comparison

WOW – obvious with hindsight!


The Magic iPod – Music MashUp

I’m absolutely loving this site at the moment:

Take some of your favourite tunes and create a mash up – just drag and drop!


Secret World of Stuff

Microsoft Office Productivity Technology

Outlook Meeting Attendees In The Invite Body

Personally I do not like the way that Microsoft Outlook prints out meetings especially the fact that attendees are a comma separated list.
I prefer to see all the attendees as a tabular list – with their acceptance response so that I can tick them off as they join the meeting.

The following macro will do this for you.
NOTE 1 : this macro is amending the text of the body of the meeting invite, if you save this and send an update – everyone will see this. I prefer to just run the macro, print the meeting and then close without saving.
NOTE 2 : this is a one off snapshot of the attendee status, if further responses or updates are received you will have to delete the old text then re-run the macro.

Google+ Productivity Technology

How Old Are My Google Contacts?

It may be a sign of old age but, I’m struggling more and more to remember how old people are. I have addressed this by having a review of my Google contact data and making sure, where I know someone’s birthday I have recorded it there.

This has the added advantage of creating a Google calendar showing me their birthdays.

I have now created a script which scans my contacts to find their birthdays, does some arithmetic to work out their age and store this in a custom field. I have set up a trigger to run this once a week.

Here is the script that I created: