Monday, May 23, 2022

## A Manifestation Formula

Will your dream come true? If so, how likely is it? What really is your desire composed of? And are there factors that affect that, if so, what are they; and which ones can we control? Following the search for answers to these questions, my ultimate quest was: Can we manufacture a formulation for quantifying […]

## Eiesenhower Matrix in Excel (Quadrant Matrix)

Former US President Eisenhower is known to have said: “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” This is reflected in a popular quadrant design, often referred to as “The Eisenhower Matrix”, used to effectively prioritize tasks according to their urgency and importance. This can be expressed in a quadrant matrix (image) […]

## Car simulation and analytics. OOP in Python

In this post, I share a program that is built with an object-oriented design from the ground up in Python. It’s a game or simulation if you will, but has all the plumbing necessary to make it fancier, and a 2D or even a 3D game. It works as follows:You create a car object. Then […]

## Venn Diagrams Done Right (Excel)

Venn diagrams are best used to show overlapping or interconnected relationships, especially overlapping segments. While they are ubiquitous, very few diagrams actually update automatically when data changes…that’s because most of them are one-time illustrations with no ties to the underlying data…they’re just drawn up like Infographics. It doesn’t have to be that way! In this […]

## Murphy’s Law – Joking aside 😉

One of today’s most recognized physical laws is Murphy’s Law…one of the seeming fundamental laws of mankind: “If anything can go wrong, it will.” In this post, I discuss its brief history, and entertain the attempt of mathematically formulating his maxim in order to apply to some real-world sitations. The history: The adage or truism, […]

## Mass and Energy – Explained Simply

In this blog, I explain in simple terms, the relationships between mass, weight, and ultimately energy as it relates to anything, including your own body mass, and how all of this can be tied to Einstein’s equation: E=MC^2. By the end of this post, you’ll be able to tell how much energy is stored within […]

## Complementary post to: Pop Quiz [And Solutions With Low Code!]

This post is a continuation of or complementary post to about using Excel and SQL for pop-quizes. Please read that first to get proper context…otherwise, this wouldn’t make much sense. As discussed in the post linked above, the SQL queries can be saved from Microsoft Query Editor to an external file. It’s really convenient because […]

## Pop Quiz [and Solutions with Low Code!]

Every now and then I see some simple quizzes pop-up on Facebook such as: “Name a state without letter A in it.” The letter can be another, they just switch it around from time to time. This particular post is inspired by such posts. Sure we can go through all the states in our heads […]

## Understanding Trends: Real-world example

Trend analysis is a pivotal part of business analytics, project planning, marketing, and virtually all aspects of strategic planning and understanding of patterns/behavior. In this post, I present a straight-forward but very practical use of some analytics and walk you through: 1) Data collection 2) Data cleanup and shaping 3) Creating trends and understanding the […]

## Carbon footprint estimation made easy

Indeed, “Climate change” has been the hot topic for the last couple of weeks. It even surpassed the hubbub around the pandemic the world is experiencing for the past 2 years and counting! Thanks to COP26…the gathering of the “relevant” world leaders to discuss top, pressing issues of the world, the list of which contains […]