Monday, June 15, 2009

Hayley performs the classics

Hayley performs two classic movie scenes:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Chinese for Sorry

Kid: "duì bu qǐ" is Chinese for "sorry."

Mom: So that's what you say if you hit somebody?

Kid: No, that's what you say if you hit a Chinese person.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Open Office: Is there an easier way?

Question for any OpenOffice/StarOffice spreadsheet users (and perhaps Excel users):

Q: I want to format an entire row based on the value of one cell in that row. I found one way, but is there an easier way?

I'm using the Conditional Formatting feature. By default it only formats a single cell based on that cell's value, but I made the following changes to format the entire row based on the value in COLUMN "Q".
In this example, if the cell value in COLUMN "Q" is "yes" then I change the style for the whole row to "My Style."
  1. Go to Styles and Formatting from Format menu.
  2. Define style "MyStyle"
  3. Select all of the rows I want this to affect.
  4. Go to Conditional Formatting from Format menu.
  5. Change condition to "Formula is"
  6. Use the following formula:
  7. Set the style to "MyStyle"
This works but hard codes the column value of "Q." If I add or delete any columns before Q then the formatting turns off and I have to go in and change the value. Not a huge problem but this doesn't seem very elegant. Also, you can only have up to three conditions per cell, so that makes for a maximum of only four possible states (formats).

So, are there any better ways of doing this?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kid on Fund Raising

News: Story about politicians raising money.

Kid: How do you raise money? Just lift it in the air?

Me: Ha ha. No, it means they are asking people to give them money.

Kid: That's kind of like stealing, isn't it?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yoda Drawing

Yoda Drawing, originally uploaded by K Chu.

Kid drew this picture of Yoda holding his light sabre and a cup.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ironic Juxtaposition

People stealing food in Greece while people in Spain waste it.

stealing and wasting food

Sunday, August 24, 2008

TIE Footer

TIE Footer, originally uploaded by K Chu.

Hayley put the ball between her feet and said "Daddy! TIE Fighter!"