Errors were detected while saving …[filename].. Microsoft office excel may be able to save the file by removing or repairing some features.

Errors were detected while saving …[filename].. Microsoft office excel may be able to save the file by removing or repairing some features.

Nov 27

I got this one while exporting data from SAP and opening that in Excel, then copied a few cells over from that Excel sheet into a different Excel sheet. Here is where the fun started.  If I closed the exported sheet, then I wasn’t able to save the sheet where I pasted the information – I got the above error. If I had the exported sheet open and saved the ‘pasted’ sheet, it worked fine....

Free cash bonus for opening a checking account?

Free cash bonus for opening a checking account?

Oct 12

Not too long ago, Chase Bank sent me a card in the mail saying that if I opened a new checking account with them, I’d get their $200 bonus. Always being curious about easy money, I decided to read the fine print and determine what the requirements were and if it would really be worth it when I weigh in the hassle and time of getting the account setup. A few things stood out when I started...

I’m reading “The Heroin Diaries” by Nikki Sixx

I’m reading “The Heroin Diaries” by Nikki Sixx

Sep 20

  I started listening to rock and metal at a very early age, and Mötley Crüe was a big part of that. This book by founder and bassist Nikki Sixx details a year of his life in the mid 1980′s during which he was heavily into heroin. The book is put together by snippets of his diary and comments by the other band members, anecdotes and comments by Nikki himself and tour managers,...

How to save on new tires for your car or truck!

How to save on new tires for your car or truck!

Aug 24

The topic of tires seem to come up frequently enough that a write-up was in order.  Over the years I’ve found that the best place for me to buy my tires is at Discount Tire, where the service is mostly very good. I’ve found that there are a few steps to take to ensure that I get the best price possible. First you want to find out what tires you are willing to put on your car. This is...

Robert Pattinson and I have this in common!

Robert Pattinson and I have this in common!

Aug 23

Robert Pattinson said he’s bought every car he’s ever had off of craigslist. It’s interesting, amusing, and quite a joy to see that just because someone makes millions of dollars a year doesn’t mean they have to blow the money on expensive cars (and other things).  While I have only seen the first Twilight movie and wasn’t too impressed, I have to admit I hold...

Tunguska Electronic Music Society

Tunguska Electronic Music Society

Aug 20

As I am a big fan of music, particularly of the ambient kind, I was glad to come across the Tunguska Electronic Music Society. A group of primarily Russian musicians got together in 2007 to form a collaborative project to commemorate the famous Tunguska Event, where it’s thought that a comet exploded above ground in Tunguska, Siberia in 1907. The music speaks for itself. If you’re a...

Volvo 960 mileage log

Volvo 960 mileage log

Aug 08

I track all expenses related to my car(s) and here’s the latest fuel log from when I purchased it in 2008.  It’s instantly clear that the mileage suffered  when I started doing more city driving the last six months than when all I did was longer commutes. It’s also interesting to note the total miles driven per month. There were some months I drove well over 1,000 miles, with...

Should I rent or buy a house?

Should I rent or buy a house?

Aug 07

It looks like this “buy vs. rent” topic is trending in recent weeks. Most articles tend to paint the issue very black and white, and to a degree it is, but not necessarily for the reasons the articles state. Smart Money published an article where they claim that renting trumps buying in a few different markets. My issue with this article is that they are looking at relative...

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