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Excel reagent inventory spreadsheet for managing supplies.

Excel reagent inventory spreadsheet for managing supplies.

We have a chemistry instrument at a small lab that doesn’t run a lot of tests.  Therefore it’s important to manage, even micro-manage, keeping stock of reagents and supplies.  Unaccustomed to the lower rate of consumption, on a couple of occasions we’ve over-estimated the amount of reagent that needed to be ordered.  Now we have enough of some reagents to get us through 2019 if it didn’t expire first.  Yet for some other reagents we’ve run out and had to…

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Folders used by Ol Monitor

Folders used by Ol Monitor

Ol Monitor does it’s best to restrict the folders it works with to just one, the “Public\Documents\OlMonitor” folder. Normally the Public folder is found on the C drive: “C:\Users\Public\Documents\Olmonitor” Of course Ol Monitor does read (but not write), to it’s folder in Program Files: “C:\Program Files (x86)\OLMonitor VIM” Normally you would never have to check file permissions on this folder. The other folder you might have to set is the Smarterm Sessions folder. Where/how to find the Smarterm Sessions folder:…

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Sneak peek at new OL Monitor 3x

Sneak peek at new OL Monitor 3x

Here is a screenshot of the new OL Monitor I have been working on. (click for a larger view) (Don’t be overwhelmed by the eye popping colors and multiple dates/times, this is for demonstration only and date fields can be converted to other formats or hidden individually.) Among the features in the works: Read test data from various data sources. Control over background and foreground coloring. Filters and TAT’s now unified under ‘Rules’ Change look with ‘Skins’ Multiple tabs Elegant,…

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