ELBC, Part 159

ELBC, Part 159

I am so far behind. Sorry.

2015-01-06
11 cents
Total: $0.11
2015-01-11
1 cent
Total: $0.01
2015-01-12
5 cents
Total: $0.05
2015-01-23
2 cents
1 nickel
Total: $0.07
2015-01-27
1 cent
Total: $0.01
2015-01-28
1 cent
1 dime
Total: $0.11
2015-02-03
1 cent
Total: $0.01
2015-02-04
1 cent
Total: $0.01
2015-02-05
1 nickel
Total: $0.05
2015-02-06
1 cent
1 dime
Total: $0.11
2015-02-09
2 cents
Total: $0.02
2015-02-10
7 cents
Total: $0.07
2015-02-23
1 quarter
Total: $0.25
2015-02-24
3 cents
Total: $0.03
2015-02-25
2 cents
1 nickel
Total: $0.07
2015-02-26
1 cent
1 dime
Total: $0.11
2015-02-27
4 cents
Total: $0.04
2015-03-02
1 cent
Total: $0.01
2015-03-03
1 cent
Total: $0.01
2015-03-04
36 cents
Total: $0.36
2015-03-07
1 cent
Total: $0.01
2015-03-08
1 cent
Total: $0.01
2015-03-09
1 cent
1 dime
Total: $0.11
2015-03-24
2 cents
Total: $0.02
2015-03-30
1 cent
Total: $0.01
2015-03-31
1 cent
1 dime
Total: $0.11
2015-04-10
1 quarter
Total: $0.25
2015-04-22
1 cent
Total: $0.01
2015 Cumulative: $2.04

Overall Cumulative: $50.87 Loose Change

ELBC 2014 Review

ELBC 2014 Review2014 was the second year of my Every Little Bit Counts project. I think combining posts as I go rather than reporting each day on it’s own was an improvement. I still had trouble remembering to post. At least once I had over a month to do at a time.

The first thing I noticed is the number of $1 bills I found this year. Almost half of the money I found came from good old greenbacks. I also found a partial roll of dimes. That was a little weird. Again, pennies were the vast majority of what I found though closer to 75% than 84%.

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Custom Bookmarklets for Power Surfing

I have made a few custom bookmarklets that I bring to my internet experience. These allow me to perform a few tasks that I do on a regular basis in one step rather than copying, surfing to a new page, pasting. These are bookmarks for productivity.

This one takes me to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine page for the current site I’m accessing:

This updates the Amazon.com product page to one with my affiliate link, like for this Hard Drive I just bought.


This one uses a Google API to creates the QR-Code for the web page you are visiting.


Camelcamelcamel is a great service that charts the Amazon.com price of all products so you can see if you are getting a good price. This bookmarklet can take me there in one step.

I hope that these can be useful to you or even inspire you to create new bookmarklets to serve your purposes.

Merge Columns from multiple Workbooks in Excel with VBA

I had an opportunity where I had several workbooks (5 to be exact) that are updated on a regular basis, daily in some cases. Each workbook has similar information but in different locations. For my usage I desired to combine the applicable columns into a single set of columns in one Excel file. A merged document will allow me to look in one location rather than five, and find all the results.

I searched and searched and wasn’t able to find anyone else who had solved my particular problem. I set out to learn a little Visual Basic For Applications (VBA) so that I could accomplish the task. Continue reading