View Full Version : Killer Coder Live Chat!

Zack Barresse
06-09-2004, 04:35 PM
Event: Killer Excel Coders come to VBAX! :)

Guest Coders:

Colo (Masaru Kaji (http://www.interq.or.jp/sun/puremis/colo/tips.htm), Microsoft Excel MVP)
bjele (Bill Jelen of www.MrExcel.com (http://www.mrexcel.com/) and Author of Many Excel Books & Products (http://www.mrexcel.com/sunshop/index.php?action=&id=&subid=))
smozgur (Suat Ozgur, Dreamboat's FAVORITE coder!)
Mark007 (Mark Rowlinson of The Programming Emporium (http://www.markrowlinson.co.uk/))
Starl (Tracy Syrstad, Co-Author of VBA & Macros for Microsoft Excel (http://www.mrexcel.com/vbabook.html))
More to be announced
Date: 11 July 2004 (a Sunday)
Time: 11:00 PM GMT
Duration: About 1.5 hours.

Talk with Killer Excel Coders in our chatroom.

Win one of 3 books! (Sorry, members only.)
Get your questions ready!
Membership not required!

This event will be held in our own chat room. Enter a username and click
'Enter Chat'. If you're a member, please use your member name. See image

To use the chat room, you will need:
++ Windows System: Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher (download (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/ie6/default.asp)); Netscape Communicator 4.74 or higher (download (http://home.netscape.com/download/archive.html)) with Java Enabled (Edit/Preferences/Advanced); AOL 5.0 or higher (download (http://aol.com/))

++ Macintosh System: Apple MRJ installed (download (http://developer.apple.com/java/download.html)); Internet Explorer 5 or higher (download (http://microsoft.com/mac/download/ie/ie50.asp)) with Java Enabled (Edit/Preferences/Web Browser/Java); Netscape MRJ Plugin Installed (download (http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/OJI/MRJPlugin.sit.hqx)) (installation instructions (http://www.whathelps.com/mrjinfo.html)); Netscape Communicator 4.76 or higher (download (http://home.netscape.com/download/archive.html)) with Java Plugin enabled (Edit/Preferences/Advanced)
The chat room does not function using a Mac Netscape 6 browser. AOL browsers may not display custom avatars.

Ensure Java is enabled on your computer, download here http://java.com/en/index.jsp.

We look forward to seeing you there!! :)
Virtual refreshments will be served!

11:00 PM GMT =
London 12:00 AM 7/12
Moscow 03:00 AM 7/12
Tokyo 09:00 AM 7/12
Sydney 10:00 AM 7/12
Honolulu 02:00 PM 7/11
Seattle 04:00 PM 7/11
New York 07:00 PM 7/11

06-22-2004, 07:41 AM
Hi firefiter
how can i use the chat room bearing in mind that i am a member of this forum
and at what time the members are online, if there is a specific time,


Zack Barresse
06-22-2004, 10:03 AM
Hi there Hesham!

If you look at the attached picture file above, the red arrow is pointing to the 'chat room' login. Just type your name in the specified box and click 'Enter Chat'. You'll be taken to the white room (as I like to call it, LOL) and can function like a standard chat room.

In regards to what time members are online, well that differs with each user. You must remember, everyone here is a volunteer. They give their time and efforts for the greater good, cause it ain't for the money, I'll tell ya that ;) But if you go to the main forum page and scroll all the way down to the bottom, it should tell you exactly whose on line at that moment. You could always pm somebody and ask if they want to chat. Otherwise, you may get lonely in there. You can use the chat anytime you'd like, even setup times with your friends you'd like to chat up about VBA or the web site!

07-07-2004, 01:49 AM
Ahhh pants I was looking forward to that chat, and now I'm going to be away... :mkay

Don't suppose I'll win anything now, either.... <sigh> :bore

Ah well... hope it goes well!!


07-08-2004, 06:10 AM
Argh!! I missed it!

Starting painting my computer room this past weekend (still not done) so my computer has been unplugged since then.

Hope the chat went well! (although I have no doubt that it did!)

Jacob Hilderbrand
07-08-2004, 06:28 AM
Its not until the 11th (Sunday).

07-08-2004, 10:46 AM
Its not until the 11th (Sunday).:blush Oops!! All that for nothing! MY BAD!

Hopefully, the room will be painted and all the furniture and what-not is put back by then!

Dave Hawley
07-09-2004, 02:14 AM
Sorry all, I wont be attending.

Anne Troy
07-11-2004, 08:25 AM

Scottie P
07-11-2004, 04:20 PM
We're live, even now folks.
Mr Excel (Bill Jelen) and Tracy Syrstad, Authors of VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel,
Colo! Excel MS MVP, Mark 007 (Mark Rowlinson) and more on the way.

We also have free goods here for our guests!

Scottie P
07-11-2004, 06:22 PM
I think it went pretty well.
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it AND Thanks to our guests this evening - it was an interesting and informative debut.

Congratulations to our prize winners!:

Mike_R: VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel by Bill Jelen and Tracy Syrstad.

Lucas: Dreamboat On Word by Anne Troy

TonyJollans: VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel by Bill Jelen and Tracy Syrstad.


07-11-2004, 09:56 PM
I missed it.

Just got my computer hooked back up! At least the room is painted and my computer is alive again!

SJ McAbney
07-12-2004, 01:35 AM
Whoops! I slept through it. :rolleyes:

07-12-2004, 09:27 AM
Sorry I missed it!

I'll be there next time!


Zack Barresse
07-12-2004, 10:22 AM
The chat went very well! There was some very good discussion. It's fairly new chat software, and seemed to stand up to the test. Thanks to everyone who showed up! Your presence was appreciated! :yes

Anyone desiring a transcript of the chat can make thier requests to me by pm with an email address to send it to. File will be in text format (.txt).

See ya 'round!

Scottie P
07-12-2004, 10:58 AM

we have a table for two (with a crib) reserved; if you will be accompanied by more just let us know so we can break out the fold-away chairs! :D


07-13-2004, 12:19 PM
I thought the chat was awesome! I didn't win anything :bawl though. I'll just have to keep trying.

The discussion of the future of VBA as well as the descriptions of the upcoming books from MrExcel was well worth the time it took to participate. I hope the chat session becomes a regularly occurring event.

Anne Troy
07-17-2004, 05:13 PM
We hope so, too. Brandtrock. And we're planning on it...I have it on good word that we'll be giving away more books, too...

07-18-2004, 08:32 AM
Anne - thanks for the link - I finally got the javascript to work!

Warm regards,:hi:

Zack Barresse
07-21-2004, 10:28 AM
See our next Chat!