Archive for July, 2019

Gods Own County

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

Take care if you are in Gods Own County at the moment. Its raining like its Cumbria!!

I’ve (mis) spent lots of time in Swaledale, especially Gunnerside, so to see the bridges washed out is quite shocking.

Hailstones the size of pickled onions. (proper English ones, not the tiny ones from t’continent.)


Self Spreadsheet Saboteur risks 10 years porridge

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

I used to put a little support contact details messagebox  in some of my more complex spreadsheets in the hope I may get a lucrative support gig.

This guy went a bit further.

He time bombed his VBA and locked the projects. Now its in court and it could be 10 years in prison and/or 250kUSD fine. Oops!

I wouldn’t accept a contractor keeping passwords, a proper external supplier maintaining their IP ok, but a contractor working on company files? no. And I personally wouldn’t lock my VBA either, if the client wants to do that fine, until they lose the password and I have to hack it…