Parkinson Owns Us?


Here’s a link to a post I was remembering this morning while doing my daily reading:

http://www.manager-tools.com/2012/06/parkinson-owns-us?

It’s about working toward our goals vs instant demands that are put upon us and forgotten. Email is a prime example. Many people do email all day long, interrupting what they NEED to be doing. I will soon discuss this at length. Also, I’ll post a list of the things/thinks I read daily and attempt to cross-thread / cross-link some of the thoughts and ideas. Wish me luck!

Cheers! 😎

Charles McCrumb, Office Automation Expert
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Full-Automation vs Semi-Automation


What’s the difference? I’ll tell you. Full-automation is different from semi-automation in that full-automation generally won’t give you a chance to interact with it. It’s ON until turned OFF, with no mercy on whatever data gets in it’s way. This is fine for what it’s for, downloading data, beating it up into a report, etc. Custom function calls are the parlance of the full-auto model. If you can check your data elsewhere before full-auto, then it’s terrific! Full-auto is best for SPEED! All actions happen in memory.

However, in those instances where your report is going to be seen, either publicly or by your boss (or her bosses boss), it is helpful to be able to review the PROCESS of the data being formed into the report. For the semi-auto model, I generally like to have the formulas living on an Excel spreadsheet where they can be reviewed by a human for accuracy, before either turning the model full-auto, or running it semi-auto. There’s lots of room for both in most businesses! Semi-automatic is best for CLARITY, both in thought and in action-reaction! All actions (calculations) happen on the spreadsheet, with the results being fed to another report or other action.

If you have a VBA programmer (or two) on staff, then full-auto can and should work without a hitch. If you don’t, it’ll be better to go with semi-auto.

Contact me for help with this!

Cheers! 😎

Charles McCrumb, Office Automation Expert
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Whew! I’m glad THAT’S over with!


Now I can start blogging some INTERESTING THINGS! I have a whole slew of items I’ve been meaning to talk about, but have never gotten around to. Now is the time! I will attempt to post something EVERY DAY, which may be something of a challenge.

Writing daily will force me to:

1. Use more language. Hopefully, my grasp of English will be improving.

2. Communicate better, with EVERYONE I KNOW!

3. Clearer thinking and information gathering and processing.

This will be an interesting experiment, with an outcome of: Who knows?

Cheers! 😎

Charles McCrumb, Office Automation Expert
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Ugh! One final test (I hope)


Sorry folks, the rules aren’t working right. I think it’s only a small tweak though. I’m going to go above 140 characters so that Buffer populates the WordPress link with a short bit.ly style for LinkedIn and Twitter. Date/timestamp: 042613 1049

Cheers! 😎

Charles McCrumb, Office Automation Expert
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Test #2,000 dang


This is probably only test #4 but it sure feels like it’s later in the day than it is. If this works properly, after hitting the IFTTT rule, it will forward to and post to WordPress. Next, Buffer will capture the post and forward it to: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. This should be fun, IF it works. Date/Time stamp: 042513 1759