Monthly Archives: August 2017

Solar Eclipse

The big news of the day was the solar eclipse that was visible in a line across the U.S. Unfortunately, I was well south of the areas of 100% “totality” (total coverage of the sun by the moon). According to a map published by NASA, I was in the 75% totality band: What that meant from the practical side of

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Database Fun – Art Collection

I’ve posted quite a bit regarding my love for Excel and Pivot Tables, but I haven’t actually mentioned my other source for data-crunching fun – Microsoft Access. Occasionally, I’ll come across some data structure or method of viewing that can’t be accomplished using Excel (or can’t be accomplished well). That’s when I’ll jump into database design. One example of this

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Matching Men’s Coat and Pants

Alright, I admit that this is probably embarrassing and sad…I have difficulty making good fashionable choices. Especially when we start talking about branching out to different colors, matching clothes, and all that. Honestly, if I could get away with it, I’d just wear khaki shorts and a black t-shirt every day at home, and gray slacks with a light blue

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Federal Budget Graphics (Old Data)

I was going through some of my older spreadsheets and data sets, and came across some materials I put together based on a CNN online article. Unfortunately, this is from way back in the ancient times (2012), so I’m not sure it’s still as interesting. On the other hand, we were in the age of large federal budgets then, and

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Airline & Airplane Seat Comparisons

Updated research on this topic can be found here: Airline Fleet Totals, Leg Room Analysis Revisited. This more recent article integrates fleet totals for a more complete view of seat pitch distribution across airlines. Research on the topic of airline and airplane seat size comparisons was triggered by an article I read recently. Unfortunately, I can’t remember where the article

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Survey Results…Revisited

Since I recently found out that Google Forms had a large update, I went back to my old Survey on this site to see if everything still worked. For the most part, it did! I was also hoping for some improvements to the Results html/embed process, but unfortunately it’s still pretty similar to the old method. While you can directly

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Google Local Guide Widget

Is it possible to add a widget or something that shows my Google Local Guide information? Well, let’s give it a shot! I want it to look like this: But instead, it seems to look like this…not quite what I had in mind. Jon • Level 6 4,672 points Learn more about points <!– Place this tag where you want

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