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Super Mario Bros recreated in Excel

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 15, 2016

Someone spent hours making a playable version of Super Mario Bros in Excel. See also the Excel spreadsheet artist. (via digg)

Update: Two corrections. The spreadsheet program is actually OpenOffice, not Excel. (Excel is almost a genericized trademark at this point.) And the in-spreadsheet game isn’t actually playable…this is a stop motion video of still frames.

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The Excel spreadsheet artist

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 05, 2013

Shortly before his retirement at 60, Tatsuo Horiuchi picked up a copy of Microsoft Excel and started making art with it. His art does not look anything like you’d expect Excel art to look:

Excel art

Modern-Day John Henry Dies Trying To Out-Spreadsheet

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 28, 2006

Modern-Day John Henry Dies Trying To Out-Spreadsheet Excel 11.0. “Now, 20 rows down, the accounting’s hard as granite — it’s the hardest thing an office man can stand, but you keep your pencil sharp, and you keep your pencil working. It’s the life of a numbers-crunchin’ man.”

The folks at Work magazine cooked up

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 22, 2005

The folks at Work magazine cooked up an Excel spreadsheet that will allow you to search for jobs at Indeed.com, thus fooling the boss into thinking you’re working. Just another way in which kottke.org makes you less productive at work.

Counterfeiters print Excel function on jeans by accident

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 05, 2005

Counterfeiters print Excel function on jeans by accident. “The counterfeiters are using Excel or Access to store all the logos for their counterfeit jeans and then print them out onto leather. This is what happens when there is a bug in their software.”

58 days worth of drawing exercises in Microsoft

posted by Jason Kottke   May 18, 2005

58 days worth of drawing exercises in Microsoft Excel by Danielle Aubert.