The 'D' of Digimuzik represents computers, and what runs on computers? Well, clutzy sys-admin joggers I suppose, but I'm thinking of software - the programs that you use to interact with hardware (which, coincidentally enough, has it's own page on the Scrambled Mind).
At some point, I hope to chronicle various software I've worked on or influenced, as well as some of my favorite programs. I promise some day this page will have more content, but the Great Scramble of 2019 was mainly intended to create E; creating a new page for software was a fun bonus.
This is by no means a CV; I don't have any source code listed or linked here (and if I do, that means I forgot to update this intro!). Honestly if any prospective employer finds The Scrambled Mind, I hope they have a sense of humor (and know that this site and its descendants have only ever been intended to be personal projects, not legitimate examples of my skills...or lack thereof!)
I've made a few small changes to existing macros (some of E is sourced from a modified macro), but my biggest project was a made-from scratch plugin called "Find Interesting Caches". It lets you filter down a database of caches to ones that you might want to target, either because they have a high favorite, interesting attributes, or just help fulfill a geocaching goal. I haven't updated it in awhile (well, as of writing this in 2019), but if I get back into the game as I hope to, I may find new features to add onto it. In the meantime, check it out over on the GSAK Macro Library!
One time (YEARS) ago, my Android calendar app didn't have any way to create private meetings, though it did sync with my work's Exchange server. I liked everything else about the app, so I looked into Outlook to discover a way to achieve this. Eventually I came up with a method that, given a certain keyword in the description of the appointment, would cause Outlook to re-flag the message as private. Nailed it!
More recently (and continually), I've made our complicated budget work with Excel. Now, yeah, yeah, I know - people over-hype spreadsheet formulas as "programming," but in this case, there is definitely some VBA magic going on. We have a worksheet for every month but one additional worksheet which records various savings categories we maintain (things like saving for car repairs, vacations, averagizing irregular purchases over 12 months, etc). I got tired of manually copying numbers every month back and forth to this shit, so I created a set of "Lookup()" functions to populate the savings sheet with numbers from each of the month sheets and then parrot back the balances for each sub-account when I'm looking at a month's worksheet. It's all very confusing, and just writing it out now, I've made myself even more tired. But it's a nifty piece of software, and has saved me tons of time on our budgeting.
Return to the Frying Pan.