Whaddya think about a series of informal VB and/or VBA programming challenges? Not for bragging rights, really, but just to keep skills sharp and see other ways of solving problems. VB-based languages seem to be pretty common around here, and everyone with Excel has VBA, so I'll throw out the first challenge: Develop a small (< 200 lines), formless Excel VBA script that extends the series: 1 11 21 1211 111221 312211 for 100 iterations. If you're not familiar with this series, read it aloud: "one" "one one" "two ones" "one two, one one" "one one, one two, two ones" "three ones, two twos, one one" where each line describes the digits of the line above it. Have your script either print each line in the debug window or write it to an Excel cell, your choice. The winner will be the script that accomplishes the task in the fewest amount of VBA lines. Declarations will not count toward total lines, so feel free to be explicit. No colons allowed, no external functions or subs. Challenge ends...let's say tomorrow at 4:00 pm.