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Category: Nerdery

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Excel Edition

    I like to think of myself as rather proficient in using Microsoft Excel.1. I use it for everything from keeping simple lists to advanced data analysis. I love pivot tables and conditional formatting and even have a favourite Excel function2 The other day at work I taught a bunch of colleagues, who are all very […]

  • Five More Books Read

    I totally thought I posted this several days ago, but when I just logged into my blog to write another blog posting, I first discovered my blog was completely down (thanks, Kalev, for fixing it for me super fast!) and then discovered that I had not, in fact, hit “publish”. So here it is – […]

  • Happy 4th condo-versary to me!

    Hey remember that time I bought a condo? Would you believe that was FOUR years ago? Where does the time go? My mortgage broker sent me an (automated, I’m sure) “happy anniversary of having bought your condo” email, which is what reminded me that tomorrow is 4 years since I took possession of my humble […]

  • I Was On A Podcast

    A few weeks ago, I went to an evaluation conference and at said conference there was the live recording of an episode of a podcast that I listen to: Eval Cafe. It’s hosted by a colleague of mine, Carolyn Camman, and her colleague, Brian Hoessler. The theme of the conference was “co-creation” so Carolyn and […]

  • My Brain Is Too Tired To Come Up With a Title For This Blog Posting

    I usually don’t write about work stuff on here, but my work stuff is so big right now, I’m breaking my own rules. 1,344 days ago, I took a new job. That job entails evaluating a very big and very important health system project that is putting an electronic health record into a bunch of […]

  • Nerd Stats 2017

    Another year goes by, another row gets added to my table of nerd stats. . Blog postings Tweets1 Visits to my blog Average number of blog visits per day Busiest day on my blog 2008 423 2,227 32,410 93 Sept 26, 2008 (460 views) 2009 357 1,815 45,153 126 July 25, 2009 (1,181 views) 2010 […]

  • Mindfulness and the Gym

    So remember like eleventy billion years ago when I did that mindfulness course? I haven’t really done any mindfulness practice since then, but it’s always been in the back of my mind that I probably should1. Well, it sort of hit me one day when I was at the gym that doing strength training is […]

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Short Cut Edition

    Speaking of stuff I learned from Cath, at the same time that I got her to sign my copy of her book, I also learned that you can create a calendar event from an email in Microsoft Outlook by dragging the email into your calendar, like this: Possibly everyone else already knows this, but it […]

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Canning Edition

    And speaking of stuff I learned through books I read: this year I learned about home canning! Last year, I made some jams. But this year, thanks to a book that my friend Linda gave to me, Foolproof Preserving: A Guide to Small Batch Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Condiments & More, I actually learned more about the […]