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Is it me or a toxic teammate?

Yesterday wasn't a good day. I work on a small "team". We don't really interact as a team ought to. We end up working in silos because that is the path of least resistance. We lack any cross training, change control process, and basic communication. One developer deployed code into production without informing anyone. It... Continue Reading →

Tableau join with calculated field

I recently ran into a problem with a join: I had two tables with "customer class" IDs in them, but I needed the description - which was only available for the customer subclass. In a rush, I joined the tables on customer class and filtered the subclass descriptions to one description per customer class. I... Continue Reading →

Perspective

Today, President Trump tweeted out an image of a map with county shapes that looked Republican red. I was curious where this map originated from. There was an article back in 2016 by the Washington Post that provided some perspective. This was by county, the 2016 election results. However, the FLAT red county level map doesn't... Continue Reading →

Tableau Quick Tip: Show ALL Labels

I was trying to play with the hex map concept. But I noticed my state abbreviations were only showing up on a handful of my marks. I discovered that you can simply click on Label in the Marks card and select "Allow labels to overlap other marks": And boom! All labels are now on display.

Looking for a…platypus?

Everyone understands the phrase “looking for a unicorn.” Are you that BI engineer with great people skills? “You’re a unicorn!” Are you a data scientist with a talent for visualization? “You’re a unicorn!” But everyone’s really looking for a platypus, that odd combination of duck, beaver, and otter. While looking for a new position last... Continue Reading →

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