Excel tutorial: How to import and parse complicated data

Importing data into Excel from other sources can a real headache, especially if you’re copying and pasting from an Internet source. Data that’s exported from a mainframe; from another program such as Microsoft Access, Lotus, Word or Word Perfect, Adobe Acrobat; or from any other text-based source is, generally, an effortless process, because everything can(…)


Twitter wants to make tweets editable, but it’s complicated

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is polling Twitter users on what features they’d like to see from the company in 2017. Everyone’s got ideas, like “get rid of the Nazis” and “reverse verification,” where everyone is verified by default. I love the internet. Following in the footsteps of Brian Chesky: what’s the most important thing you(…)


How Jack Dorsey feels about Trump on Twitter: ‘complicated’

Speaking earlier this evening at Recode’s Code Commerce conference, Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey said that his feelings are “complicated” when it comes to president-elect Donald Trump’s activity on Twitter. When Recode executive editor Kara Swisher asked Dorsey whether he felt responsible for Donald Trump being elected the next US president, Dorsey responded: America(…)


I Am Cait’s second season gets down to the complicated business of advocacy

The first episode of I Am Cait’s upcoming second season might contain more drama and meaningful dialogue than the entirety of its first batch of episodes. That’s less a slam against the first season than an observation: E!’s smallest, most unconventional reality show had to spend the bulk of its first eight episodes setting the(…)


With Facebook Reactions, life just got a lot more complicated

If the goal of Facebook Reactions was complexity, then Facebook has succeeded in spades. Certainly they deserve a “Like.” Or is it a “Love?” Reactions, which finally rolled out globally on Wednesday, are Facebook’s response to a growing desire for more choices than just “Likes” (and comments) in Facebook responses. See also: Here’s how to(…)