PS – what I wrote is a really simple program. But I’m excited
because it gives me .EXE control over Excel. Excel my favorite environment for storing lots of data that means something to me. I don’t like databases unless I must use them.With this core capability and knowing how to use it, it means I could take anything
that fits and stick it anywhere in Excel. I could download a website, get rid of the fluffy formatting codes, keep only the relevant parts of the page that I want, and have it stuck in an Excel spreadsheet without me having to lift a finger.
Instead of Excel, it could be another program with an exposed API; I’d just have to learn their rules.
Create file, stick stuff in it, Close file.
It’s a surprisingly powerful thing.
I could use Imagemagick and have each line typed automatically create Internet Meme posters, have it download the first Google Image it finds matching the words I wrote, download it, stick the words on top of it, and save it – or publish it (which is saving) to some online service.
It’d be a few more steps, but not many. Stuff like that.