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daily 08/02/2016

      • diigolet iis fine. maybe better.
    • Although Diigolet is not as feature-rich as the Diigo toolbar, it can be set-up by simple drag-and-drop. There is no download or installation needed, and it works for all major browsers (including Chrome!) Although the Diigolet doesn’t have as many of the best features in which the Chrome or Firefox extension can offer, it still has the core features of Diigo, such as bookmarking, highlighting and floating sticky notes. The best thing yet is that all you need to do is just drag and drop into your toolbar and the Diigolet is ready to use!
    • Huge fan of the subreddit and professional running. Today, I actually developed my first reddit bot, and I’d love to have it officially announced on AR!

        

    • , I looked over at Pat, I said ‘Pat what ever made you think you could win that race today?’ He said ‘Well coach, you tell us we work harder than anybody in the world, and if that’s the case we should be able to beat anybody in the world.’”
    • “I loved it before, but it’s lost its luster,” said noted American cross-country champion Dathan Ritzenhein. “It’s held every other year now and the locations are not as good. If the crowd’s not into it, and the athletes aren’t going, then that’s just the way it’s going to go.”

    • “Rupp-certified” quickly became a euphemism for the type of elitist perspective some notable athletes were projecting onto the “rough and tumble” aspect of cross-country. When Porter won his eighth national cross-country title in a row in 1989 in Golden Gate Park, winds reached upwards of 50 miles-per-hour and Porter himself commented: “This course has got everything: sand, roots, acorns, steep uphills, steep downhills, plus places where you have to run fast.” After crossing the first mile in 4:33 en route to an 11-second victory, Porter noted, “These are the worst conditions of any of my eight victories.”

    • One of the most crucial components of Netflix is its sprawling collection of crappy kids’ movies. Kids do not care about quality: They will watch anything that is bright and has CGI animals. And that is how I found myself watching an abominable feature called Leo the Lion last Friday.

       

    • Briefly: A lion named Leo, who is a vegetarian, has to escort two child elephants, a leopard, and a monkey to a magical lake somewhere in the jungle. This is referred to in the audio as “the heart of the jungle.” In the subtitles, it is known as the “Lake of Milk.”

       

       

    • — They are NOT lying the subtitles are like a completely different script, including paraphrasing and name changes, almost all of which matches up better with the lips than the current audio
    • It is a bizarre film. A scan of the credits reveals that it was produced in Italy in 2013, which goes most of the way to explaining how the film ended up in its current state. Its subtitles appear to be a more literal translation of the film, its spoken audio track a localization. That would certainly explain other confusing elements, such as a misguided “joke” in which a mother zebra is tricked into breast-feeding the children of the group.

       

       

    • And that is how, in 2016, I ended up watching a film about jungle creatures frolicking in a pool full of milk (where did the milk come from? Nobody knows). What Leo effectively demonstrates — besides the fact that hell is real and God is dead, if xe ever even existed in the first place — is that the streaming-video websites are powered by bored children with undiscerning taste and a lot of free time. Netflix lures you in with big-name titles every month, but it keeps you around with D-grade trash.

       

       

    • The JSON Workbench Editor works against the Wave Public APIs released in Spring 16. However, the Wave platform currently uses the XMD Private API; to edit a dataset XMD, please use the Visual XMD Editor, which still writes against the Private API.
    • It’s really easy to get started with Analytics Cloud.  Load an internal or external dataset, create a couple of lens, clip to a dashboard and relish in the insights.
    • Wave Tools is a site hosted on Heroku and uses the Wave APIs to make it significantly easier to manipulate JSON and SAQL in your Analytics Cloud instance.  After you have logged into your Wave instance, launch the tools by browsing to https://wave-labs.herokuapp.com in a new tab.  Next, select either a Production or Sandbox instance (Dev orgs fall under production).  The first time you access Wave Tools from an org, you will be prompted to authorize OAuth access.  Now, we are ready to dive into the details. Remember, this is a prototype tool out of an innovation lab and not a generally available product.
    • The first available tool is a nifty enhancement to the lens.aspx page.  You can edit both dataset XMD as well lens/dashboard JSON
    • Imagine you are a sales manager who wants to look at the open pipeline for an account and compare it to what it was at the beginning of the week or even beginning of the month. To achieve this in any traditional business system it would require access to the data-warehousing system — a time-consuming and expensive process. With a simple custom app built on the Analytics API, you could fulfill this business requirement and visualize historical trends.

       

    • Converting Contacts into Leads using Wave

       

    • Just like other Wave charts, the Wave funnel utilizes tweening (inbetweening) and morphing effects to provide strong visual cues about the changes as a user slices and dices their data. The stem (the lowest part of funnel) of the funnel also adjusts in proportion to the measurement of the statistical variable by stages assigned to it.  These features make gleaning insights very natural and obvious.

       

    • A simple funnel is not very different from a single bar stacked-bar chart where the size of a slice indicates the volume of that stage and its relation to the other stages in that stack. 
    • Unlike a stacked bar, the order of stages is important in a funnel chart.  An easy way to set order is to name stages with a preceding number to indicate its order in the list. For example: “0-Lead”, “4-Closed Won”, etc. This can be done in the source data or using computeExpression action in the dataflow. If desired,  labels can be changed from “0-Lead” to “Lead” in the user XMD.  More information on XMD key labels can be found in the Extended Metadata (XMD) Reference.

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