Question Which type of Slowly Changing Dimension (SCD) would you use if your data was time dependent and you do not require historical comparisons? A.  Like vs. Like B.  As Is vs. As Was (Type II) C.  As Is vs. As Is (Type I) D.  As Is vs. As Was Answer C.   As Is vs. […]

Readers: In Part 3 of this series on data blending, we examining the benefits of blending data. We also reviewed an example of data blending that illustrated the possible outcomes of an election for the District 2 Supervisor of San Francisco. Today, in Part 4 of this series, we will discuss data blending design principles […]

Readers: In Part 3 of this series on data blending, we  examining the benefits of blending data. We also reviewed an example of data blending that illustrated the possible outcomes of an election for the District 2 Supervisor of San Francisco. Today, in Part 4 of this series, we will discuss data blending design principles and show […]

This is something that I actually had the opportunity to use this week. It really came in handy and helped satisfy my client’s requirements. Just a reminder as we discuss this tip, I am using MicroStrategy v9.4.1 and MicroStrategy Developer. Developer is the new name for MicroStrategy Desktop as of v9.4.1 This example demonstrates how […]

I continue to showcase some of the beautiful work done by students who attended Professor Cairo’s Introduction to Infographics and Visualization MOOC course in October 2013 that just completed. This one is to showcase a redesign assignment by Andrei Ciobanu. Andrei chose to arrange criteria in columns in order to make numbers comparable. Here was […]

Over the past three days, I have been discussing a Special College Report article that is in the current issue of Time Magazine (October 7, 2013). It is titled Class of 2025 How They’ll Learn and What They’ll Pay. The first three parts are as follows: Part 1, Teaching Methods that involved critical thinking I experienced […]

Disney Legends Awards Ceremony Source: Micechat.com The D23 Arena also hosted the 2013 Disney Legends Awards on Saturday. The ceremony kicked off with a presentation honoring Disney Legends that passed away over the last year including Annette Funicello, Robert Sherman, Ginny Tyler and others. America’s Funniest Home Videos host Tom Bergeron and Disney CEO Bob […]

The Russian Campaign of 1812 (Below: The Battle of Berezina) NOTE: The following text is from the following source. I have also provided a link to that source. I found this narrative one of the best discussions of the Russian Campaign of 1812 and wanted to include Major McGhee’s text in its entirety. The images […]