## The Fisherman

The Fisherman I have finally decided to sit down and write something. I had this idea come to during the day and I had to write it down to work on tonight. This is a metaphoric story, try to figure out what the actual subject is. The sky was dark; small rays of warmth pierced…

## Writing Tips: Spot the Difference (8): e.g. vs i.e.

Writing Tips: Spot the Difference (8): e.g. vs i.e. These are two commonly used abbreviations, but on occasion, they are used incorrectly. The only way to know which one to use, you must understand what the abbreviations stand for. Both of these terms originated from latin. e.g. is the shortened form of exempli gratia, “for…

## Writing Tips: Spot the Difference (7): who vs whom

Writing Tips: Spot the Difference (7): who vs whom I don’t see whom being used very often, maybe it has been lost as a word from a forgotten time. It’s quite a tricky rule, as it’s difficult to diffentiate when to use whom opposed to who. The difference between the two comes down to the…

## Writing: Stage 0.1

Writing: Stage 0.1 I’ve had my writing on hold for quite a long time. Now that I’ve been working on this blog (1st birthday just over a week ago) I have been writing semi-consistently for the past year, with the last couple of months becoming even more steady. I am ALMOST ready to start looking…

## Excel Worksheet Tips: Functions Part 1 – IF, OR & AND functions

Excel Worksheet Tips: Functions Part 1 – IF, OR & AND functions I mentioned in a previous post about the IF function. I thought it would be appropriate to go into further detail about these common worksheet functions. IF The IF function is a decision-making function which performs task A or B depending on the…

## Writing Tips: Spot the Difference (6): It’s vs Its

Writing Tips: Spot the Difference (6): It’s vs Its vs Its’ Time to delve into the apostrophes. This one is commonly abused on a regular basis, probably because people are too lazy to use the apostrophe. It’s Abbreviated form of “it is”. It is a cold day today. She said it is a great place…

## Self-motivation: How to achieve your goals

Self-motivation: How to achieve your goals Many people out there have goals, objectives and dreams that they wish to achieve. The problem is, you need some self-motivation to reach them. You need an idea, a path to get there and a source of motivation to fuel your actions. So how to tackle this? Well, I’ve…

## Excel Tips: String Skills – part 2, LEFT, RIGHT and MID functions

Excel Tips: LEFT, RIGHT and MID functions Three of the most useful functions in excel are the LEFT, RIGHT and MID functions. The LEFT function returns the number of specified characters, starting from the left of the string. If you had a string as below: Thisis a test string And you used the function: LEFT(A1,…