daily 03/29/2018

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daily 03/23/2018

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    • Schultz said they were both involved in a group called Righteous Invasion of Truth (RIOT), a Bible study and outdoors group for homeschooled kids, created and named by the kids and their families, that included monthly activities such as archery, gun skills, and water balloon fights. Conditt and his younger sister would usually attend the activities along with 15 to 20 other kids, according to Schultz.
    • Jensen told the Statesman that “faith was a serious thing” for Conditt and that he regularly attended church services at the Austin Stone Community Church.
    • Conditt worked as a “purchasing agent/buyer/shipping and receiving” at Crux Semiconductor in Austin, the American-Statesman reported, citing a profile on a job recruitment site. The paper said that he had previously worked as a computer repair technician.
    • The group was reputedly called “Righteous Invasion of Truth,” whose acronym is RIOT.
    • Another individual who knew him told the Austin American-Statesman that he was lonely, argumentative, and “rough around the edges.” 

         

    • one who was apparently trained to prepare for cataclysmic events by adults in a weapons-fixated, insular right-wing community—might speak to issues beyond his personal life alone?

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daily 03/22/2018

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daily 03/20/2018

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daily 03/19/2018

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    • Four Dimensions of Customer Experience Transform Your Company to Reach Your Customers
    • Something like this probably happened at UniversityCity Bridge. And when all the rubble is removed and the reports are written, it is likely we’ll learn that the collapse had something to do with the philosophy of accelerated construction. In a part of the country notorious for slash-and-burn urban development, it turns out that ABC can be much more complicated and problematic than its rather glib acronym implies.
    • Cable-stayed bridges look something like suspension bridges but the physics are significantly different
    • As anyone who has walked or driven over one can attest, suspension bridges are relatively flexible. They move, and even sway in heavy traffic, strong winds, or earthquakes.
    • In a cable-stayed bridge, everything is a lot stiffer.
    • massive anchors suspension bridges require.
    • In the cable-stayed bridge, the tower is the thing. It bears all of the load,
    • the tower had yet to be added when the collapse occurred.
    • All first-year civil engineering students learn that concrete is good in compression and weak in tension.
    • concrete can be given tension by prestressing it—that is, by running steel cables through it.
    • Sometime cables are overtightened, creating a dangerous bend in a slab called a camber,
    • Reports suggest that the collapse occurred when workers were adjusting the cables, possibly in an attempt to reduce camber.
    • in wheeling out the UniversityCity Bridge deck out well in advance of other components, the basic concept of prefabricated construction was undermined.
    • Enter accelerated construction, and a decision to assemble a showcase prefab bridge by piecemeal.
    • National Flood Insurance Program, 35 percent of which is devoted to the Sunshine State, the largest single chunk of the program.
    • Designed to withstand the biggest storms nature could throw at it, the structure couldn’t withstand a perfect storm of hasty planning, managerial incompetence, and human hubris.
  • “On Sunday, ABC News also reported that three senior intelligence officials (albeit ones speaking under the cover of anonymity) described the substance involved as a Cold War relic and said they believed it was poured in powder form into the air vents of Skripal’s car. They also said up to 38 people in total were “affected” by the toxin, which has left the Skipals comatose and put officer Nick Bailey in critical condition for weeks. 

    • Russian envoy to the United Nations Vissaly Nebenzia separately claimed the UK could have staged the attack as a pretext to blame Russia.
    • In the new collective bargaining agreement, the league has introduced two new roster slots where teams can sign players to “a two-way contract,” which allows them to spend a finite amount of time with their respective NBA team and the rest of their season with a G-League affiliate.

       

      • They will act as a 16th and 17th roster spot for NBA teams beginning next season (2017-18).
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      • The player can spend up to 45 days with the NBA team that signs him, although no time is guaranteed.
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    • The rest of the player’s contract must be spent in the G-League, either for the team’s affiliate or another’s if the team he signs with doesn’t have a G-League affiliate yet. For the 2017-18 season, the G-League will represent 26 of the NBA’s 30 teams.
    • The player’s pay comes on a tiered salary system, which can last one or two seasons. While in the G-League, the player will make $75,000
    • G-Leaguers, who cannot make more than $26,000 with a one-way G-League deal.
    • If a player spends 45 days in the NBA, he could make around $204,000
    • it’s still less than many players could make overseas.
    • Players who once could be called up by 30 different NBA teams now are linked exclusively with just one — and on a limited basis, at that.
    • Before, the G-League’s most convincing selling point was how easily any player could be called up for a 10-day tryout.
    • if the team really likes you, you have to do anything you can to get your foot in the door.”
    • One agent suggested to me that the top G-League players — those who make the G-League All-Star team and those who have been considered “call-up candidates” on a year-round basis — won’t sign two-way deals.

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daily 03/18/2018

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daily 03/17/2018

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    • However, ever since Pardot discontinued their connection with GoodData, a BI and data analysis tool, I have been frustrated with the lack of flexibility in reporting tools that Pardot provides.
    • For example my team has 4 KPIs that we track daily and I watch them like a hawk.
    • Unique Website Visitors, Website Inquiries (Pardot Form Submissions), Leads Generated and Opportunities Opened.
    • We also need to report on these KPIs by country or region, there is currently no way to do this within Pardot.
    • I have created a dashboard in Google Sheets that allows us to track these KPIs daily and can filter them by country. In this article I will show you how to create a similar dashboard for yourself and how to run advanced reports and analytics by integrating Pardot and Google Sheets.
    • To start writing a script in Sheets open a new Google Sheet and click on “Tools” > “Scripts editor…” This will open a new tab and display a very basic script editor.
    • They will allow us to get form submission data from a specific form between two specific dates.
    • If you are querying a large data set you will find that Pardot will return you a maximum of 200 results. This often is not enough, in order to get around this you will need to traverse the data by using paging to make multiple requests.
    • Traversing data and writing a generic function to access any data from the API

       

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