Thursday, October 29, 2009

Log on to Internet explorer as a different user

Here is a script that you can use to logon to Internet Explorer as a user that is not the same as the logged in user.

This script is a dos command --
runas /noprofile /user:domain\user "c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe"

This is particularly useful when you have limited user licences on a web based application.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Making speedometers in Excel

I was wanting to create a speedometer gauge in excel and started researching on the internet. Here are the links that I came with...

Interesting article titled Make Excel Charts interactive with sliders, gauge, dials and more by Ashish Mohta

There are several add-ins available that can be used to create speedometers in excel. The one that I liked the most was at

The link that I most found useful was this -- Hack together a Gauge Chart in Excel without sweat

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Project Gemini gets a new Name........

Microsoft has now given a new name for Project Gemini. It is called Power Pivot.

The official blurb about it is: "PowerPivot provides business users with BI at their fingertips while enabling organizations to efficiently monitor and manage collaboration using Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 based management tools"

You can find more information at the powerpivot site.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Getting rid of overtype mode in word 2007

I had a very annoying 10 min. with Word 2007 today where the Insert key did not disable the insert mode.

Here are the steps I followed to get it back to working.

Click the Microsoft Office button
click Word Options.
Select Advanced.
Click the option to Use Insert key to control overtype mode.
Make sure the Use Overtyp mode is unticked.
Click OK.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Flade (Flash Dynamics Engine) is an open source actionscript 2.0 library for simulating 2D physics using Verlet integration. It currently features rectangular, circular, & wheel primitives, spring & angular constraints, and surfaces composed of line segments, circles, & rectangles. Read More

Step By Step Guide to resolve SQL server connection issues when connecting from R Studio

Yesterday I tried using a couple of  RevolveScaleR functions -- RxSqlServerData and Rstudio.  These are my learnings as part of ...