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Excel…aww…I love you too!

Is it possible to use Excel for romantic or sentimental purposes? Absolutely! While Excel is commonly associated with routine tasks in accounting, finance, and data analysis, its capabilities extend far beyond these uses. In this post, I will showcase another unusual application of Excel that taps into its potential for more heartfelt endeavors. I experimented […]

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Analytics Coding Education STEM

Creating A Game Timeline Chart in Excel

Recently, while following the thrilling Premier League soccer (European football) matches, I came across an eye-catching visual representation of the day’s game scores and timelines on BBC Sports. The post appeared as follows (on my mobile app): It’s both beautiful, elegant and conveys the key events of the game without overwhelming the viewer with too […]

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Coding STEM

Windows 11 Boot MicroAnimation and Wise Monkey using just text

Recently, an ex-colleague of mine brought to our attention the Microsoft font possibly used in creating the spinning dots in Windows 11 boot screen. The font is called “Segoe Boot Semilight” and is a true type font. So, I had to verify that this is true, and I wanted to try to create the animation […]

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Coding STEM

Calculating Euclidean Distance in Python

Euclidean distance is the length of the line segment between two points in Euclidean space. It can be calculated from the Cartesian coordinates of the points using the Pythagorean theorem. It is a simple formula enough to be calculated by hand but powerful enough to be used in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applications for […]

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Coding STEM

UPDATED: Find out more about your birthday

Sometime ago, I shared my code on how to determined the day of the week of someone’s birthday based on the DOB. You can check the original post here: https://flyingsalmon.net/which-day-were-you-born/Today, however, I am extending it a little further and also showing additional information about the birthday. For example:The key news/historical events of that day!What generation […]

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Coding STEM

Word definitions, synonyms, antonyms via RAPIDAPI

This program gets all definitions of a user-entered word from WORDS API service called RAPIDAPI. Once connected, the response is in JSON and we display the meanings neatly on screen as well as optionally write (append) the word and its meanings(s) and part-of-speech to a csv file. Demonstrates: 1) how to get word definition using […]

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