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    MF posted about his nifty TravelLodge Spreadsheet the other week (IIRC). I used my knowledge of HTML to knock up a handy LinkedIn messaging page by inspecting how their pages worked. And we all know about the CUK rep bookmarklet.

    What cool things have you done based on knowing how stuff works beneath the hood, whether for websites or desktop or whatever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    MF posted about his nifty TravelLodge Spreadsheet the other week (IIRC). I used my knowledge of HTML to knock up a handy LinkedIn messaging page by inspecting how their pages worked. And we all know about the CUK rep bookmarklet.

    What cool things have you done based on knowing how stuff works beneath the hood, whether for websites or desktop or whatever?
    Stripped my running machine down to the ground after it packed-in completely 6 weeks ago. Grabbed the multimeter and the basic electronics knowledge I'd picked up on the "hardware" side of my computer degree all those years ago. Result, one hour later - with the assistance of my Fluke MM - and she was fixed. Been fine ever since. Saved me £800 on a replacement.
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    A macro to pick out at random 6 out of 50+ pubs and ‘establishments’ in Leeds for Fridays after work.
    one day at a time

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    I once did a triple heart bypass with a steak knife in a pub - save that fella's life so he had to buy next round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarose View Post
    A macro to pick out at random 6 out of 50+ pubs and ‘establishments’ in Leeds for Fridays after work.
    Many eons ago I developed an Excel VBA app which was used by the IT department as a random number generator for lottery numbers. As well as using it for the National Lottery, we used it for an internal department lottery. Which I seemed to win more often than most

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    I run my business on a vb app wot I built

    it does accounts , vat, trends , reports etc.


    I planned my money in an access DB that I built about 15 years ago. savings, interest rates, buying houses, missus retiring, etc
    it has proven to be spot on. It gives a lot of security actually, having a plan, knowing what you have to do and when you have to do it by
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    I used to write programs to help answer just about anything I questioned in the life, the universe and everything, but haven't done so for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChimpMaster View Post
    Many eons ago I developed an Excel VBA app which was used by the IT department as a random number generator for lottery numbers. As well as using it for the National Lottery, we used it for an internal department lottery. Which I seemed to win more often than most
    The macro usually ensured our wallets were empty by the end of the night.
    one day at a time

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