I’ve mentioned Bob Boze Bell (photo, right) and his A True West Moment column that appears in our Sunday The Arizona Republic before. As I said then, one of my favorite things to do in life is read the Sunday newspaper. I have been doing this since I was around 10 years old. I always read […]

Your car gets towed, and who do you blame? Yourself? God no, you blame that impossibly confusing parking sign. It’s a fair accusation, really. Of all the questionable communication tools our cities use, parking signs are easily among the worst offenders. There are arrows pointing every which way, ambiguous meter instructions and permit requirements. A […]

Source: Haydn Simons, The Illustrated Game – A Map Of World Cup Brazil 2014, November 28, 2013, http://www.haydnsymons.com/news/the-illustrated-game-a-map-of-world-cup-brazil-2014/. Haydn’s comments on creating this infographic: Personally, I can’t think of anything better than illustration mixed with sport, or even better, football! While on Twitter the other day I stumbled across an online publication which features illustration […]

Charles Minard’s Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 One of the most famous maps incorporating time was created in 1861 by Charles Minard, a French Engineer.  The map and chart, entitled, “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813″, brilliantly illustrated the march to and from the Polish-Russian […]

Readers: Some form of currency has been around for nearly as long as people have walked the earth. From bartering, to trading cattle, to swapping Bitcoins, the following infographic by www.mint.com explores the evolution of money. Best regards, Michael

Super Mario Bros. is a 1985 platform video game internally developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo as a pseudo-sequel to the 1983 game Mario Bros. It was originally released in Japan for the Family Computer on September 13, 1985, and later for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in 1985, Europe on […]

Readers: I have some good news to share with you. Bryan Brandow, a Data Engineering Manager, has started (or perhaps restarted) blogging again. His new blog is called Bryan’s BI Blog and the first post is a must read. It is titled Evolving BI and Bryan shares his latest adventures, his thoughts on the current […]

Question Can you always convert a consolidation to a custom group and vice versa? Answer You can always convert a consolidation to a custom group, but you can only convert a custom group to a consolidation when the custom group filters are from the same table or very similar tables.

Readers: Here is another blog re-post from my friend, Bryan Brandow’s MicroStrategy site. If you want to directly visit Bryan old site, the URL is http://www.bryanbrandow.com. Best Regards, Michael Bryan originally posted this on July 22, 2011. Removing Sections of a Report via URL API While working with the Web SDK to try to make a small […]