1906: Making Progress
Title text: I started off with countless problems. But now I know, thanks to COUNT(), that I have "#REF! ERROR: Circular dependency detected" problems.
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Title text is talking about how even her spreadsheet doesn't work because "#REF Circular Dependency detected" is a Microsoft Excel error meaning that a formula is using its own cell in the equation. This would be because the error is now also a problem that needs to be counted. How the circular dependency started in the first place is not clear. It is possible that this is a reference to counting the number of the problems is a problem itself. There is also a possible pun on "dependency". It's also possible Megan simply is not good at using her spreadsheet software. Megan appears to have used the "Count()" function knowing that it usually returns a numeric value, and has chosen to interpret the error message as a numeric value representing the number of problems she has. She originally stated that her problems were "countless", and the spreadsheet appears to have confirmed that they indeed cannot be counted.
- [Megan is sitting and looking at a laptop.]
- Megan: I started the day with lots of problems.
- Megan: But now, after hours and hours of work,
- Megan: I have lots of problems in a spreadsheet.
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