Monday, September 8, 2014

Excel 365 - A Thing Which Deserves Your Attention

Hey, so pay attention to this:

My buddy Darian is trying to get this project up and going, and he's turned to Kickstarter for help.

Kickstarter is a pretty fantastic little application - people with mad ideas can log in and pledge a certain amount of money towards a goal.  If the goal is met, then the funding goes through, and said mad person can go to town, putting together their crazy little experiment for the good of all mankind.  If the funding DOESN'T go through, then no money is charged, and all those backers can rest easy, having wasted nothing.

*ahem* It's 2014.  I'm pretty sure everyone already knows what Kickstarter is.

Anyway, so the project above is a calendar specifically designed for users of Microsoft Excel, a program which has been known to kill folks of a weaker disposition.  The idea is that, each day, the lonely office employee who looks at his or her work calendar, wondering if the weekend has gotten any closer than it was five minutes ago, can take the moment to educate themselves on one of the many obscure yet useful functions Excel has to offer, thus becoming more able to fend for themselves the next time the Excel ravagers come through.

It's a great idea, and one that I'm more than happy to pledge a few bucks to, myself.  If you've got the cash to spare and are interested in funding a worthwhile project (and maybe wouldn't mind snaring one of those spiffy calendars for yourself), you can head over to Kickstarter and check it out.

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