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Subscriber Thanks, Some Artist Site Favorites

To my continued surprise, this website has gained more subscribers than I ever would have expected. When I resurrected Amdall Gallery from the ancient blog burial grounds last August, I assumed I would mostly get traffic from friends and family. As it turns out though, WordPress has a large and supportive community of artists, painters, poets, and authors who interact

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Airline Fleet Totals, Leg Room Analysis Revisited

Happy New Year, all! I’m going to start 2018 by revisiting something I’ve wanted to take another crack at for a while. Four months ago, I wrote a post about carrier/aircraft seat pitch data, inspired by an article about American Airlines ordering new planes with diminished leg room. I found a site called seatguru.com that shares seat pitch (measurement from

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Cryptocurrency Experiment – New Set of Coins, End of Year Update

As we approach the new year, the cryptocurrency markets are booming once again. It seems like all major altcoins are surging, and Bitcoin itself is approaching $20,000. At this point, my cryptocurrency purchase experiment is approaching the five month mark. I had purchased coins in three separate batches, but now I’ve just added a fourth. I had some cash that

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Website Milestone

This is surely not a huge deal for many websites, but from my perspective, this site hit a rather large milestone today. Good ol’ jonamdall.com just had its 10,000th hit! For a small-time hobbyist like me, that seems really huge and quite unlikely to have ever happened. So, as a visitor, I have to thank you – yes you, reader!

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Excel Function Cheat Sheet – Jon’s Personal Reference Page

As a huge Excel fanatic, over the years I’ve amassed a nice collection of spreadsheets; if you’ve explored this website much, I’m sure you’ve seen graphs from some of them. As part of that data crunching, I’ve also utilized a wide variety of functions and formulas to process data. I keep a master reference list of these Excel functions in

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Mass Shooting Post-Vegas Data Update, Frustration with Politicians, and Some Ideas

Once again, we have to face another horrifying mass shooting event. This time, it was the worst mass shooting event in U.S. history. It’s frustrating to see this happen again with the understanding that our country is unlikely to anything to do anything but repeat the same slogans, with politicians offering “thoughts and prayers” but no action. I try to

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Is it Worth it to Wait? Analysis of Home Prices in Booming Markets

My wife and I have recently been exploring moving from Louisiana back to where we both grew up; Dallas, Texas. It’s home sweet home for us, but we haven’t lived there in quite a few years. Since we left, housing prices have apparently been booming…which is causing us some worry. There was some housing price parity between Alexandria, Louisiana and

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