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2018 and 2019 staff holiday Excel planner and one page Excel calendar

2018 and 2019 staff holiday Excel planner and one page Excel calendar

It is only January 2017, but I've already had my first request for a 2018 staff holiday calendars (I know some people have holiday years that overlap calendar years). So here are the staff holiday planning spreadsheets for both 2018 and 2019. Also I’ve uploaded the 2018/2019 one page excel calendars. Staff holiday planner First up are my [...]

2016 and 2017 staff holiday Excel planner and one page Excel calendar

2016 and 2017 staff holiday Excel planner and one page Excel calendar

The requests for the 2016 excel staff holiday planning spreadsheet have been coming in so I have made it as well 2017 one. Also I’ve uploaded the 2016/2017 one page excel calendars. Staff holiday planner First up here are my free spreadsheet that can help you track staff leave/holiday, training, sick days, offsite days, etc. They come [...]

High speed M&M sorting machine

High speed M&M sorting machine

M&M sorting machines are a popular project for people who like combining electronics, programming and machine building. I decided I’d try to make my own version but with a different approach to the majority of existing M&M (or Skittles / Smarties!) sorting machines out there. Most of them send a single M&M down a chute to a simple colour [...]

2014 and 2015 Excel staff holiday planner and one page Excel calendar

2014 and 2015 Excel staff holiday planner and one page Excel calendar

I’ve been getting loads of requests for the 2014 versions of my staff holiday planning spreadsheet, and the one page Excel calendar. I thought it was about time I created them. And for good measure I did the 2015 version as well. Staff holiday planner First up here are my latest free spreadsheet that can help you track staff holidays, [...]

Web Social Stats for SEO

Web Social Stats for SEO

Web Social Stats for SEO is an iPad app I’ve written which may be useful if you run a website. It allows you to quickly see how many Twitter Tweets, Facebook Likes, and Google +1s your own pages (or your competitor’s pages) are getting. You can add pages by clicking the ‘+’ button and typing in the full web address, or by browsing to [...]

Script to produce iPhone app icons at different sizes

Script to produce iPhone app icons at different sizes

The tools for writing iPhone software are really easy to use, and allow you to concentrate on the coding rather than on obscure configuration problems. But one area of iOS development that I found a little tedious whilst writing my Solar Balls game was producing Apple’s mandatory and optional icons, which need to be in a variety of sizes. [...]

Solar Balls game for iOS

Solar Balls game for iOS

Today I released my first game for iOS. It is called Solar Balls, and is a simple arcade game where you have to flick coloured balls into the correctly coloured target. The game has: * 16 mission levels * 3 bonus levels which become unlocked when your score is high enough * An arcade mode where you just have to get the highest score [...]

Send a single fax online

Send a single fax online

If you don’t have a fax machine and need to send a single fax you might be looking at online fax services. I was in this position and found that most online fax services are subscription based, aimed at businesses that regularly need to send and receive faxes. I only wanted to send one fax, and didn’t fancy walking to the local copy shop to do [...]

2013 one page Excel calendar

2013 one page Excel calendar

I’ve started getting requests for a 2013 version of my one page Excel calendar, so here it is! If you want the previous 2012 one page Excel calendar click on the link. As always you get the whole year in a very simple one page Excel spreadsheet. There are two versions. One is plain, the other has the UK bank holidays marked. 2013 one [...]

Monthly Excel planner

Monthly Excel planner

I’ve previously produced a weekly planner Excel spreadsheet, but recently I’ve needed to use a monthly planner with hourly time slots. It is a simple one page monthly planner. The times from 6am-1am are along the top, and the days of the month from 1-31 are down the side. For the months with 28, 29, or 30 days long you can just cross out or [...]

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