Play Space Invaders in Openoffice Calc

OpenOffice LogoWho said open source developers were a boring bunch of people. I’m quite sure that person hasn’t met the developers of Calc.

For those of you who’ve been living under a rock until now, Calc is the Spreadsheet part of the OpenOffice.org suite and today we are going to unearth a very cool easter egg game programmed within Calc by the developers.

Open a Calc Spreadsheet and type =GAME(“StarWars”) into any cell. The text should be typed exactly as written.

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Use Windows Notepad as your electronic diary

Who knew the humble Windows Notepad was capable of anything other than, well, taking text only notes.

If you’re searching for a simple application to write a diary or take daily notes, look no further than Notepad. So, what’s new you ask ?

Well, with this tip you can make notepad automatically add the current day and time to a document as soon as you open it and save you the headache of doing so yourself.

To accomplish this:

  1. Open Notepad (START->Run->notepad.exe)
  2. Type “.LOG” on the first line of the new document.
  3. Save the file and close Notepad.

Now when you open the same file again, you’ll see that Notepad would have added the current Date and time to the document automatically.

notepad

Write your entry for the day and close the file. Everytime you open the file, Notepad will add the current timestamp on a new line saving you the effort to do the same.