Quick Hit: LibreOffice 6.0 Coming Soon

Steven NgDatabases, RandomLeave a Comment

So it looks like another major release of LibreOffice is launching tomorrow. If you haven’t heard of LibreOffice, it’s a free equivalent of Microsoft Office that’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux. We still rely heavily on Microsoft Office for interoperability — I have found that the only tools that perfectly import complex Office files is… Office. Having said that, … Read More

Tufte CSS

Steven NgRandom, ReportingLeave a Comment

Are you a fan of Edward Tufte‘s work? I’m a huge fan of his work. I’ve pretty much bought all of his books, and I consider them required reading for anyone who makes reports and visualizations. Dave Liepmann has created a CSS that mirrors the styling and layouts of Tufte’s books. Edward Tufte himself is even contributing to this open … Read More

Random Thoughts: Vince’s Best and Worst of 2017

Vince IarusciRandomLeave a Comment

After reading Steven Ng’s post of the best and worst of 2017, I thought I would add my picks for the best and worst of 2017. The worst, in no particular order: The Doomsday Clock timeline has been set at to 2 1/2 minutes.  Here is an excerpt from Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: “The probability of global catastrophe is very … Read More

Random Thoughts: Steven’s Best (and Worst) of 2017

Steven NgRandomLeave a Comment

Now that we’re into 2018, I figured I’d outline some of my best and worst things of 2017. Let’s start with the worst, in no particular order: The continued decline in legitimate journalism. While there are still some good sources of news, the race to the bottom continued. Most news organizations are more concerned with being first than they are … Read More