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Monday, March 17, 2014

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is here

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile version was announced after years and years and years. Disappointingly, it's only a mobile versions (and only i-things at that). Fans were really hoping for an RCT1 or 2 style game. Seriously, they could take the EXACT SAME GAME, add a few extra rides and features, release that and fans would go crazy. Instead, go look at their Facebook or YouTube comments. They're getting railroaded.


Find out more about RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket in Excel

It's time to get your 2014 NCAA Tournament Brackets! March Madness is here and I've got the perfect Excel brackets for you to use. Instructions are included but they're pretty straightforward and easy to use. The pool manager has a really awesome macro that loads in all the brackets automatically.

Get the 2014 March Madness Excel brackets here.
Who do you have in the Final Four on your spreadsheet?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The 50 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters Ever Built

50 most terrifying roller coastersDespite this being the busiest I've ever been in my life with the least amount of free time I've still been able to finish and publish two books (with two more in the works). Earlier I finished Once I was Adopted, a children's picture book about adopting our dog Conan told through fun rhymes. Now I've published The 50 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters Ever Built. From initial idea to publication was about four weeks. I used an Excel spreadsheet, macro, and outsourced work to a virtual assistant in order to complete it so quickly.

So what's it about? Mega roller coasters of today reach heights of over 400 feet and speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Roller coasters towering taller than a certain height are terrifying for many individuals but it would be boring to simply make a list of the world’s tallest coasters. As a result, most of the bone-chilling machines in this list do not use sheer height to terrify, but instead prey on our fears and emotions in other, more creative ways. One element alone may not make a ride terrifying but the sum of all of its parts does. What factors make a roller coaster terrifying? Height, speed, inversions, backwards segments, unique track elements, darkness, and unexpected surprises all contribute to making your head spin and your knees tremble.

millennium force terrifying coaster

What are my next book ideas? One is about Excel spreadsheets and the other focuses on a specific theme park attraction.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Once I was Adopted

Once I was Adopted is the adoption story of our dog Conan. It’s a children’s picture book on Kindle. Teach your children to read and the joys of adopting a dog and caring for a pet at the same time. Here are a few pictures of Conan along with a few quotes from the book:




Before I was adopted
I had no room to run
there was no one to love me
and I never had any fun.

Once I was adopted
I moved to a new town
I loved my family so much
I was the happiest dog around.



Monday, January 20, 2014

Printable SuperBowl Squares 2014

Printable SuperBowl Squares 2014
If your favorite NFL team is a factory of sadness, run by the three stooges, or you just don't care about football, then you may not be looking forward to the Super Bowl. Well, you can make watching the big game more exciting by playing Super Bowl Squares. Learn how to play Super Bowl Squares by watching this quick video tutorial:




There are two versions of the game included in this spreadsheet. If you're old fashioned you can use the printable version, just print it off and write everything down with a pen, otherwise use the Excel version.

Download the 2014 Super Bowl Squares Template.


superbowl meme

Monday, December 9, 2013

2013 College Football Bowl Prediction Pool Manager Excel

I've created a 2013 College Football Bowl Prediction Pool Manager Excel file that is now available to download for free. There are two files: the college bowl pool manager and the player entry form. The spreadsheet contains the complete 2013 NCAA CFB bowl schedule including the time and TV station for every single bowl game. I also added the football helmets for every team so those players who don’t really follow college football can pick a winner based on which helmet design they like better!

2013 College Football Bowl Prediction Pool Manager Excel

Check out the Football Bowl Prediction Pool Manager here.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Baby Item Checklist


As you know, we're expecting our first child soon. The baby's room is finally finished, all painted, furniture installed, shelves stocked with baby books and decorated. There's been so many things to do, so to keep it all organized I made an Excel spreadsheet. There's actually four different sheets with lists like Things to do before/after the baby is born, what to pack for the hospital, and a registry checklist. I've made a blank template of my Baby item checklist available to download for free for you new parents reading this.





Also, I recently signed up for Amazon Mom. I was excited when I purchased 234 diapers worth $50 for only $10! Then I was a little bit sad because I realized this is my life now. For those that don’t know, Amazon Mom (a subset of the awesome Amazon Prime) is a free membership program created especially for parents and caretakers of small children. By signing up now you can take advantage of three months of FREE Two-Day Shipping, 20% off diapers and wipes, and other promotions geared toward new parents.