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A rough night here at PowerPivotPro HQ.  We suddenly lost the coolest dog I have ever known, the wonderful Mulan:

The PowerPivot Puppy

Mulan Saying “You gave me this treat, but there’s no way I’m eating it outside like a savage.
Let me inside so I can eat like a civilized person.”

I known it’s cliché to say “coolest dog ever,” but for point of reference, we have two other dogs too, and we love them dearly, but Mulan was far and away our favorite.  The other two dogs are dogs, which I consider to be one of the highest compliments one can bestow on an organism.  But Mulan was a person in a dog form factor.

Anyway last night’s ordeal sets back the schedule a bit.

In the meantime there is something very interesting being announced over on  I’ll have more – lots more – to say about that soon, but can’t do it justice today.

Rob Collie

Rob Collie

One of the original engineering leaders behind Power BI and Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, Rob Collie founded a consulting company in 2013 that is 100% devoted to “the new way forward” made possible by Power BI and its related technologies. Since 2013, PowerPivotPro has rapidly grown to become the leading firm in the industry, pioneering an agile, results-first methodology never before seen in the Business Intelligence space. A sought-after public speaker and author of the #1-selling Power BI book, Rob and his team would like to help you revolutionize your business and your career.

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  1. So sorry to hear that, Rob.

    Unrelated to that, but to the Chandoo link you posted, can you tell him I couldn’t register? I put in my email and name but the login failed to work. I use chrome.

    1. Okay, it DID work, but the UX was wonky. Opened aweber in a separate tab so I had no idea it had worked.

  2. I may be more of a cat person, but I can understand the sadness that comes with losing any pet. Sorry to hear.

  3. Thank you, everyone, for your kind thoughts on this. She was truly special. It sounds draconian, but our other two dogs will be replaceable – their passing will sadden us for sure, but they have very little personality or distinguishing characteristics by comparison. Mulan is flat-out not replaceable. The loss is more poignant as a result. What is it that makes certain animals so incredibly unique relative to their peers? The difference between her and the average dog has little parallel in the human world – like Mark Twain versus a Neanderthal. There was only one Nicola Tesla, ever, and that’s how I feel about Mulan. I hope I am wrong, and I get to see that same magic again behind a pair of canine eyes.

    But the fam and I are recovering nicely, I’m back in my knee rehab machine in a big way (60 degrees of flex in the repaired knee!), I’ve got good coffee, and back at it 🙂

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