Since childhood I love writing books, doing research, making databases and statistics. I started using computers in 1997, my dad taught me to use Word, but around 2003 I started using Excel more than Word. Analyzing data, making tables and charts about everything encountered in my life! For example, in racing games I measure the speed of each car and write the numbers in an Excel spreadsheet then make a chart.
Early works were pure hobbies, made from personal interest. Hong Kong Housing Database‘s expansion with private estates, was the my FIRST large project done for a customer, an insurance company, in 2011.
Other works such as Car Database and HDB Database were started as hobby for my personal use, but had an unexpected turnout into business after 2012, and now I update them regularly to sell for professional use.
List of Word / Excel projects done so far
incomplete list, I made so many… that I forgot them! I will post more works, once I remind them, and recheck the quality
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|Project||File type||Size (KB)||Pages /
|Date made /
|Solar System (Word version, DELETED)||DOC||manual||2000 ?|
|Solar System (Excel version)||XLS||45||manual||2014|
|World countries & facts
(Word, based on old atlas, DELETED)
|World countries & facts (Excel, based on Encarta 2002)||XLS||81||~200 rows||manual||2004|
|World cities population||DOC||727||130 pages||manual||2003-2005|
|Tallest buildings database||XLS||5425||15000+||scraping||2015-present|
|Database of HDB Blocks||XLS||6000+||14000+ rows||manual||2009-present|
|Database of HDB Resale Flat Prices||XLS||24307||80 rows||copy-paste||2009-present|
|List of BTO & DBSS projects||XLS||103||300+ rows||manual||2009-present|
|List of BTO prices||XLS||121||500+ rows||manual||2009-present|
|List of SERS sites||XLS||49||80 rows||manual||2009-present|
|Hong Kong Public & Private Housing Estates Database||XLS||592||1000+ rows||manual||2011|
|Romania-related – download from www.teoalida.com/ro/geografie|
|Geografia Romaniei (geographic features)||DOC||198||23 pages||manual||1998-2006|
|Drumuri nationale (list of roads)||DOC||72||6 pages||manual||1999-2006|
|Cai ferate linii (list of railways)||DOC||74||6 pages||manual||1999-2006|
|Cai ferate linii & statii (list of railways with stations)||DOC||347||51 pages||manual||2000-2006|
|Impartirea administrativa interbelica (1925-1940)||DOC||166||11 pages||manual||2006 ?|
|Impartirea administrativa in regiuni (1950-1968)||DOC||81||8 pages||manual||1999-2006|
|Impartirea administrativa actuala (1968-prezent)||DOC||105||10 pages||manual||1998-2006|
|Populatia judetelor si oraselor (city population)||XLS||213||320 rows||manual||2004-2006|
|Automobile-related – download from www.teoalida.com/cardatabase|
|Car Models List||DOC||403||59 pages||manual||2003-present|
|Car Models List||XLS||835||4000+ rows||manual||2012-present|
|Car Models Timeline||XLS||584||no||manual||2003-present|
|Car Models Encyclopedia||DOC||1680||360 pages||manual||2005-present|
|Car Models Database||XLS||1338||3000+ rows||manual||2005-present|
|Car Models & Engines Database||XLS||12873||16000+ rows||manual||2003-present|
|American Year-Make-Model||XLS||1117||10000+ rows||manual||2013-present|
|American Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs||XLS||22954||46000+ rows||scraping||2013-present|
|Indian Car Database||XLS||17152||3000+ rows||scraping||2013-present|
|Screen size calculator||XLS||50.5||manual||2014|
|Screen resolution statistics||XLS||326||copy-paste||2014-present|
|Screen resolution statistics by country||XLS||2380||copy-paste||2014-present|
|Gaming-related – see www.teoalida.com/games|
|Age of Empires||DOC||208||manual||2001 ?|
|Age of Empires (base game)
(table of military units)
|XLS||106||manual||remade 2007 ?|
|Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
(table of military units)
|XLS||112||manual||remade 2007 ?|
|Beetle Crazy Cup
|GTA Vice City
(mission tree, vehicle stats)
|GTA San Andreas
(mission tree, vehicle stats)
|Commander Keen 4 – Second game I ever played!
(statistics of levels and items)
remade 2007 XLS
|Midtown Madness 1
|Midtown Madness 2
|Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed
(vehicle stats, personal records on every track)
|Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
(career levels, vehicle top speed stats)
|Need For Speed: Underground
(career events, vehicle performance stats, tuning items)
|Quake 3 maps statistics
(not yet public due of messy work)
|The Sims 2/3 List of houses made by me||XLS||24||manual||2013|
|The Sims 2 Career Tracks||XLS||219||copy-paste||2012|
|The Sims 2 List of Items||XLS||216||manual||2012|
|The Sims 3 Worlds and List of Lots||XLS||398||manual||2013|
|Music Database||XLS||2000+||5000+ rows||manual||2005-present|
Some projects (example Database of HDB Resale Flat Prices) involve copying the data from a source website and pasting in Excel, then few visual adjustments to make it beautiful, which takes just few hours to create a 20 MB Excel database.
Other projects (example Database of HDB blocks) involve compiling data from various sources and manual data entry in Excel, taking hundreds hours of work!
All works are made primarily for visualization in Excel, but some (especially the Car Database) are often used by professionals who are converting the Excel spreadsheet to CSV and MySQL and use in web design and mobile app development.
About me & history
My parents encouraged me to work in Microsoft Word, and told me to finish and print the work because “what is not finished have ZERO value“. I never understand why they wanted to print… some works for example Car Database should NOT be printed and cannot be “finished”, it need to be updated constantly with new launched cars. They promised me that will help me publishing a book… but this never happened (there is a possibility that they encouraged me just to give me a solitary occupation at computer to prevent me disturbing them, instead of letting me to have a social life).
My dad even set me rules, how a book should be written: Arial font, 12pt body text, 16-20pt titles, all titles centered, bolded, underlined. However, since my writings were not really a book but a list of… something, the rules imposed by dad created excessive bold and centered text.
Around 2001-2003 I got fascinated by Notepad and by fixed-width font and I was using lines of — and === signs full page width to enhance titles.
Since 2003 I broke away from dad rules and started using Excel more than Word. New works in Word were optimized for on-screen display instead of printing, often using non-standard page sizes, to make exactly 1 page for each subject. I write with 10pt font for body text, 20pt and 15pt for titles, 10pt and 5pt for empty spaces.
Since 2003 for both Word and Excel works, the titles were white text on blue background for full page width, which does not look very well on paper. I used same style when created my website in 2009.
Since 2010, one of the distinctive features of all my Excel works are the coloured columns, older works were coloured to this format too. I combine the Excel databases with my graphic design hobby, making Excel files also artistic!
Since 2015 I changed the standard of Word files, removing full-width coloured backgrounds of titles and putting instead full-width horizontal lines (similar with what I was doing in 2001-2003 in Notepad). This will be better for printing (even if I assume that nobody will print my works). I changed also my website design to this format.
I also done some kind of competition between my works, a race to create biggest database in Excel or biggest book in Word, in terms of pages and file size, under certain standards (10pt font, no duplicate stuff, no large open spaces, NO bullshit but useful content, etc). I kept track of file size in an Excel table similar with above table.
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