Finding My Passion Mining Browser History and Emails

I regularly listen to get-rich-entrepreneurship podcasts. They make me feel good and get me excited about innovating. Last week, I was listening to James Altucher’s podcast episode #177 with Ramit Sethi. At one point Ramit (totally paraphrasing) says your passion doesn’t fall down from the sky one day… it’s always with you and you need … [Read more…]

Fixing Excel’s Sci Not Faux Pas with R

Encountered what I think is a pretty common excel problem at work today. A colleague showed me an excel spreadsheet that was reading warehouse locations as scientific notation. For example, location 05E03 was being read into excel as 5.00E+03 and if you tried to edit the cell or convert it to text, you’d be given … [Read more…]