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I'm not dead yet!

I'll post about the Vegas trip in another posting. Until then, I got a few quick hits ...

- What happened to Myron M. Meyer (AKA quiz_master_man)?
- Eight years ago today, I was in the hospital, waiting to have my appendix removed. I guess I've done well without it all these years. *snicker*
- This ... just defies words... From today's LangaList:

A macro is a series of keystrokes and actions recorded and stored for later playback. Macros can be simple--- just one or two actions--- or elaborately complex, even linking to scripts and other add ons, almost like a programming language. Plus, some macros recorded on one PC can be put onto and used in other PCs.

Most office applications (such as Word and Excel) have built-in macro tools--- although few people use them. In a way, it's too bad, because macros can be amazingly powerful. Sometimes, they can even be fun, too!

     Fred: I found the following website that offers 2
     classic video games (Pac-Man & Space Invaders)
     written completely within Microsoft Excel. The games
     look and sound exactly like the classic games from
     the 70s/80s. **Boy, do I miss those days!**

     Website http://www.geocities.jp/nchikada/pac/

     PACELMAN (Pac-Man)
     http://www1.plala.or.jp/chikada/vba/pac/pacelle.zip

     CELLVADER (Space Invaders)
     http://www1.plala.or.jp/chikada/vba/cellvader/cellvader_e.zip

     ---Bronson Elliott

Thanks, Bronson. There are some cosmetic language issues with these macros; the site and macros look like they're designed as English/Japanese hybrids so not all the on-screen characters display well on an English-only system. But the games are easy enough to figure out; and they play just fine anyway.

In any case, these files are cool both as just-for-fun items, and as amazing demos of just how far macros can go!

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drbear
Jan. 12th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC)
I had just noticed myself that he had deleted his journal ... hasn't been posting much at The Game Show Forum either...not that he ever did. (I kept him on my Friends list because we both tried out for Jeopardy at the same Chicago session a couple of years ago.)
jiggery_pokery
Jan. 12th, 2004 01:53 pm (UTC)
Myron's OK!
Myron sez by e-mail from earlier today:

In case you're wondering, the disappearance of my
Livejournal is temporary; its existance was discovered
by the folks at work, and I need to make sure there's
nothing incriminating in the public posts. Should be
back up in a bit. Today's the first day of the Spring
Semester, so I've got bona fide news and could post
something of substance for a change.


I've got permission to post this at large and will do shortly.
rialtus
Jan. 12th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Myron's OK!
Good. I know he hasn't posted much recently, so his sudden disappearance was ... worrisome.
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