Last year I had some trouble with a web hosting provider. Although I paid for their more (I think most) expensive shared hosting plan, the kept complaining I was hitting limits. I did everything I could to reduce resource usage (and did bring it down … [Continue] about A Quick Word About HostGator
Power BI Nibble #3: Showing the Refresh Time
This week’s Power BI Nibble is about showing a refresh date/time, with the bonus of how to control the time zone it is shown for. Plus, some advice on its usage (e.g. generally you shouldn’t). Although you can watch the video below, please … [Continue] about Power BI Nibble #3: Showing the Refresh Time
Power BI Nibble #2: I Live for CSV Files!
CSV files are a great way to get data, but there are a couple gotchas to watch out for. I talk about them (and more) in Power BI Nibble #2: … [Continue] about Power BI Nibble #2: I Live for CSV Files!
Power BI Nibble #1: Use Parameters!
I am a big fan of Microsoft’s Power BI. Last night I recorded my first Power BI Nibble, this one about using parameters. If you use Power BI you need to use parameters! :-) I am working through some lighting...err...opportunities. … [Continue] about Power BI Nibble #1: Use Parameters!
Are Shared Libraries Bad?
This e-mail response from Linus Torvalds (think: Linux kernel) is worth a read if you do any programming with shared libraries (he comes out against them): Subject: Re: Very slow clang kernel config ..On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 8:33 PM [EDITED OUT] … [Continue] about Are Shared Libraries Bad?
Great point: People very often do not accept the truth, because they do not like the form in which the truth is presented to them. Great advice: If you know the truth, or if you think that you know the truth, try to pass it on to the others, as … [Continue] about Sharing Truth
Just Do It
I’ll be up front, I am not a fan of Nike (for multiple reasons). However, as this quote from a devotional I read from John C. Maxwell implicitly notes, their “Just do it” tag line is wise: The trick to acting on your goals is getting started. … [Continue] about Just Do It
Kudos to Microsoft
If I told you that for $5 a month you could have full-fledged Microsoft business service (e.g. Exchange, SharePoint, and so on), would you believe it? That for $12.50 per month you could have that and the Microsoft Office 365 suite...would you … [Continue] about Kudos to Microsoft
The 30 Second Rule
When most people meet others, they search for ways to make themselves look good. The key to the 30-Second Rule is reversing this practice. When you make contact with people, instead of focusing on yourself, search for ways to make them look … [Continue] about The 30 Second Rule
The Hidden Cost of Cost Cutting
I’m slowly getting through Sooner Safer Happier: Antipatterns and Patterns for Business Agility by Jonathan Smart (with Zsolt Berend, Myles Ogilvie, and Simon Rohrer)... And I should note the “slowly” is on me, not the book. :-) Either way, it … [Continue] about The Hidden Cost of Cost Cutting