Display Plus Sign in Excel if Value is Positive

Display Plus Sign in Excel if Value is Positive

Sometimes in Excel you may want to actually display a + character (or plus sign) in front of the cell value if the value is positive.  For instance, if you’re showing the change in a value, like this (note these are made up values): In this case, you can imagine that the Change columns are […]

Installing Visual Studio Load Test Agents and Controllers

Visual Studio includes support for distributed load testing through the use of Test Agents and Controllers.  For reference, there are a couple of MSDN Walkthroughs on Installing and Configuring Visual Studio Agents and Test and Build Controllers and Using a Test Controller and Test Agents in a Load Test.  However, they lack pretty pictures, so […]

Drawing Directed Graphs with GraphViz

I’ve been wanting to draw some simple circle-and-arrow directed graphs for a while, because of a few problem domains I’m working in.  One example pertains to articles and related educational content, which I’d like to represent as a series of modules linked by arrows that represent prerequisites.  You can see a wonderful example of such […]

How to Find Conference and User Group Presenters

If you’re a user group leader or event organizer and are looking for quality presenters for your event, here are some resources that should help get you started.  This is not meant to be an all-inclusive or exhaustive list, of course, and to that end I fully expect that there will be great resources left […]

Common Design Patterns Resources

Last night I gave a presentation at the Cleveland .NET SIG on Common Design Patterns.  The turnout was great, so much so that the group ran out of pizza and chairs, so thanks to everyone for taking the time to come out!  Thankfully the A/C held up pretty well (in years’ past, it’s been an […]