Sep 232012
 

http://www.exceluser.com/explore/statsnormal.htm

Excel's NORM.S.DIST function translates standard deviations (z) into cumulative probabilities.

An Introduction to Excel’s
Normal Distribution Functions

Excel provides several spreadsheet functions for working with normal distributions or “bell-shaped curves.” Here’s an introduction for people who are statistically challenged. Also, you’ll find two ways to calculate a random number from a normal distribution.

Microsoft Excel MVP by Charley Kyd, MBA
Microsoft Excel MVP
 Posted by at 1:26 pm
Sep 192012
 

The Programming Rules from HP’s Garage

By Andrew Binstock, September 18, 2012

The garage where Bill Hewlett and David Packard founded HP had its own core set of rules. They apply equally to programming.

The garage in Palo Alto where HP was born was the workplace of only two employees, the founders. Yet, to keep their core beliefs front and center as they tinkered and toiled, they posted a sign that articulated the guiding principles they shared:

  • Believe you can change the world.
  • Work quickly, keep the tools unlocked, work whenever.
  • Know when to work alone and when to work together.
  • Share tools, ideas. Trust your colleagues.
  • No Politics. No bureaucracy. (These are ridiculous in a garage.)
  • The customer defines a job well done.
  • Radical ideas are not bad ideas.
  • Invent different ways of working.
  • Make a contribution every day. If it doesn’t contribute, it doesn’t leave the garage.
  • Believe that together we can do anything.
  • Invent.

Succinct and to the point, the overarching core beliefs were to work together, invent useful things, and let the customer be the final arbiter. These principles are just as applicable today for start-ups as they are for established companies.

 

HP one of the best consumer products in their days – Classics, Woodstocks, Spices, Nuts,
Voyagers, and Pioneers calculators sated in their manuals until 1980:
“The success and prosperity of our company will be assured only if we offer our customers
superior products that fill real needs and provide lasting value, and that are supported by a
wide variety of useful services, both before and after sales.”
Statement of Corporate Objectives.
Hewlett-Packard

 Posted by at 9:28 pm
Sep 172012
 

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Wake on Lan

abnormal – January 31, 2008 – 6:54pm

It would be nice to have a program so that when I am using a computer at work/school and need something stored my computer at home which is off to save money/environment, I could wake it using a portable app. I’ve found some that are not portable, does anyone know of an open source version that could possibly get modified for portableapps.com?

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digitxp (Homepage) – January 31, 2008 – 7:42pm

What? I have no idea what you are looking for. Can you show me some of the non-portable ones?

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Wake-on-LAN

abnormal – January 31, 2008 – 7:56pm

Wikipedia has an article with some suggested apps.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

Sorry we always call it Wake on ping *fixed*

Success is in the Details.

IH WOL

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John T. Haller

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(Homepage) – January 31, 2008 – 8:13pm

IH WOL should do the trick for you. It’s open source, free, and stores its list of computers in the same directory as the EXE. Grab it from here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ih-wol/

Install it locally and grab the IH WOL.exe file from C:Program FilesShayganihwol. Nice and easy. On your drive, create a folder within the PortableApps folder called IHWOL and drop that EXE in it. Next time you start or if you click Options – Refresh, the PortableApps.com Menu will show an IH Wake On Lan icon.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you’re awesome!

Great

abnormal – January 31, 2008 – 9:09pm

Thanks John! It works portably under windows and also in wine on Ubuntu gutsy.

Success is in the Details.

Hmm

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Ryan McCue

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(Homepage) – February 1, 2008 – 4:50am

i can has launcher?

“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.”

???

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Simeon

DeveloperTranslator

– February 1, 2008 – 5:57am

What happened to your english? Smiling

“What about Love?” – “Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.” – Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

It died.

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Ryan McCue

AdministratorDeveloperModerator

(Homepage) – February 1, 2008 – 7:08pm

It died when I visited i can has cheezburger. Sticking out tongue

“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.”

Ohh

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Simeon

DeveloperTranslator

– February 1, 2008 – 7:10pm

“What about Love?” – “Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.” – Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

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