Dorothy Neufeld, The 50 Most Visited Websites in the World, Visual Capitalist, January 27, 2021, https://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-50-most-visited-websites-in-the-world/. If you spend any time online, it’s likely you’re familiar with some of the world’s most visited websites. On today’s internet, a handful of giants have unmatched dominance. Top Three Websites (Monthly visits): Google: 92.5 billion YouTube: 34.6 billion […]

Readers, Two topics that seem to fit together like chocolate and peanut butter: Christmas and Disney. Over the years, the mouse has sent Disney Corporate Christmas Cards far and wide. These cards were usually sent to important individuals in the motion picture industry and Disney staff members —and therefore have rarely been seen by the […]

David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in three of the Star Wars movies, passed away yesterday. I was fortunate to have had David as a guest at a Star Wars convention that I hosted back in 1997. I also was able to catch up with David at various toy and comic conventions over the years. […]

Source: Domo, Data Never Sleeps 8.0, https://www.domo.com/learn/data-never-sleeps-8. In an increasingly digital world intensified by the outbreak of COVID-19, 2020 has introduced a new era where technology and data have taken more significant roles in our daily lives. As we learn to adapt to this new era, data never sleeps. Data is constantly being generated in […]

Source: Ingrid Lunden, Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal, techcrunch.com, June 10, 2019, https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/10/salesforce-is-buying-data-visualization-company-tableau-for-15-7b-in-all-stock-deal/ On the heels of Google  buying analytics startup Looker last week for $2.6 billion, Salesforce today announced a huge piece of news in a bid to step up its own work in data visualization and (more generally) tools […]

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five of the Star Wars movies, passed away last week. I was fortunate to have had Peter as a guest at a Star Wars convention that I hosted back in 1997. I also was able to catch up with Peter at various toy and comic conventions over the years. […]

Tableau 2019.2 Beta 2 is now available! Tableau Software just announced that Tableau 2019.2 Beta 2 is now available on their beta site. Check out the new features in this final beta release (which means we should be seeing v2019.2 GA real soon, I hope!). You can join Tableau’s Pre-Release program at https://prerelease.tableau.com where you can […]

Readers: Back in 2013, I did a multi-blog post on the 1854 cholera epidemic in London. Most of the reference material I used was based on Steven Johnson’s riveting book, The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (see book cover below) What I want to discuss today are […]