Talk About Your Personal Journey OR Share a Technique – Either Way, it’s Time YOUR Voice is Heard Are you ready to see your name in lights? Hi folks! I know, I know… long time, no write. I’ve been busy,…
One of the Power BI Community’s Earliest Visionaries We recently received some very sad news: the world lost Mike Miskell, one of the absolute-best humans I’ve ever met, a little over a week ago. All of the standard phrases apply…
This Week’s Topic: The Power Pivot Pros Welcome to an experimental new feature here at PowerPivotPro, where members of the community discuss various topics related to Power BI, Power Pivot, and Analytics/BI in general. These conversations take place during the…
My Hands on Jocelyn’s Knees Last Weekend – With “DAX: The Way I Like It (Uh huh, Uh huh)” Sticker Making an Appearance (And this was, believe it or not, a 100% candid moment – as well as an incredibly…
Post by Rob Collie If you believe in redemption I’m calling to you from another dimension -The Flobots Turn the Corner, Press the Accelerator This post will have a definite “personal” flavor to it, but also a strong professional flavor…
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JACK RYAN: “…with them in the same place, the odds of coincidence are
dropping fast. Still, there’s no way I can be… absolutely certain.”
ADMIRAL GREER: “Excuse me, Jack. Tell me one thing in life that IS
absolutely certain. What I need to hear is your best guess, and I think
I’ve heard it. Haven’t I?”
Belatedly Reviving a Thanksgiving Tradition
In past years I occasionally took Thanksgiving Week as an opportunity to write some more “thoughtful” things, such as The Cult of the Right Thing.
This year, I would like to share something more “on topic” than any of the previous ones, while still very much fitting the theme of thoughtful/reflective.
An Exchange in “Patriot Games” Captures It
The conversation pictured above, between Jack Ryan and Admiral Greer, was pretty much lost on me the first time I saw Patriot Games in 1992. It’s a relatively “bland” exchange. No emotion, no drama, no action.
But in subsequent viewings, that brief little clip etched itself in my brain. It captures something CRUCIAL about being a human being, regardless of what you do for a living. But for those of us in data-driven professions, I think it’s even MORE relevant.
WHY is it so crucial? Well, let’s start with Left Brain and Right Brain…
Left and Right Brain: A Powerful Alliance
Rant On. 100% ON.
I’m writing this post on a Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop that will be returned to Best Buy by the time you have read this.
Nothing but a nightmare. Starts off with one of those improvements that we all love so much:
3200 Lines of Resolution, WOW! So Why do I have it set at 1600???
Let’s Say You’re a Big Nerd…
…and you haven’t spent enough time with your kids over the past year. Looking for a good way to spend many quality hours with the brood?
I give you… Mobile Frame Zero. (And if you’re not a big nerd, well, you may just want to stop reading right now).
A Game Where You Design and Build Your Own “War Mechs” Out of Legos? Yes Please.
(My Mechs on Top. My Son’s on Bottom.)
A 100% “Open Source” Mech Game That You Can Play for Free??
For nearly 30 years, I have been aware of games like Warhammer – epic tabletop nerd games – and wanted to at least try them. But they are SUPER expensive. You can rack up thousands of dollars buying the miniatures, and then spend forever painting them. So, um, no. I’ve stayed away.
But what about a mech game where you make your own miniatures out of Legos??? Pure freaking genius, especially considering that the people reading this post ALONE, in total, probably possess millions of unused Lego blocks.
Well, the creators of Mobile Frame Zero weren’t done there. They also made their RULES free to download! Optionally, you can choose to pay them $10 for the PDF, kinda like a donation. Or you can buy a physical copy of the rulebook, like I did. But they are VERY clear that they do NOT mind you downloading the game for free. Put that together with the Legos you already have and you’re ready to play. (Well, you need some dice too, but keep reading for a hookup).
Top of the Washington Monument (left), Excel 2013 Power Pivot Chart (Right) Many of you guessed correctly in the comments on Friday, but just to make sure, yes, that was the Washington Monument. My dad is managing the monument’s…
My Dad Took this Picture Today. What Is It?(Leave Guesses in Comments)