Category Archives: Computing – general

International Keyboard Shortcut Day

Daily Dose of Excel is increasingly inaccurately named these days, but it still contains a wealth of information, and we get a new post on special occasions, such as: International Keyboard Shortcut Day Have a look for all the keyboard … Continue reading

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More powers of 3

Following the discovery of a question to which the answer is 42, the same team has now reported a sum of three cubes equal to 3.  As before, the result can be checked from Excel, linking to mpmath, via pyxll. … Continue reading

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Restoring sound on an HP computer.

Yesterday the sound on my HP Omen computer stopped working for no apparent reason.  I found the video below, which fixed the problem: The video is short, easy to follow, and doesn’t need the sound working to understand it! The … Continue reading

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Indexing pdf files, yet again

Recent versions of Windows have provided indexing of file contents that allows for fast searches over the entire contents of your hard disk.  This includes pdf files, but the default filter file only works with 32 bit Windows.  It is  … Continue reading

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The answer to Life the Universe and Everything …

is 42, as is well-known: The actual question, to which the answer is 42, is not known, but a lesser known long standing question involving this number has recently been solved: The original problem, set in 1954 at the University … Continue reading

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Installing Adobe Reader non-DC version.

The option to install a non-DC version of Adobe Reader used to be hidden away under a menu on the DC installation screen.  It seems that Adobe would really, really like you to use the DC version, because the other … Continue reading

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Python Problems

I have recently returned to using Pyxll to link Excel to Python (of which more later), which required the installation of a 32 bit version of Python 3.7.  First trials after installation returned the message: “AttributeError: ‘module’ object has no … Continue reading

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