Category Archives: data

Connecting Trello to Power BI for the first time

You have your Trello board. You have access to Power BI. You want to make the two of them talk.

Here we show how to do this utilising the Trello board as a JSON file. (Do not worry if you don’t know what a JSON file is.) Continue reading Connecting Trello to Power BI for the first time

Linking Trello to Power BI – Overview

A big help when measuring Trello is that Power BI knows something about Trello that you may not: Behind every board on Trello is a JSON file. Don’t worry if that makes no sense, let Power BI do that for you. Continue reading Linking Trello to Power BI – Overview

What I talk about when I talk about data

LONDON, ENGLAND, 1-Aug 1996. A young man tried to get a job in a factory today. Human Resources took one look at his nascent skill set and pointed him towards the sales floor. Had anyone from the department been available for comment they would have said something like: “we need someone to work The Computer.”

That’s how I got my first job in data. Continue reading What I talk about when I talk about data

The glory years of Excel (and how to recreate them)

This is a blog post for those who want to “wow” people with computers.

London was a good place to be in the summer of 1995.  The weather was hot, for ages, a specific kind of heat faceted by not only temperature but music, too.  The heatwave actually sounded like Blur, Oasis and, erm, The Boo Radley’s.  Cool Britannia was not only where we lived but how we lived it. Continue reading The glory years of Excel (and how to recreate them)

(What’s the story) macro glory

This is a blog for Excel-loving, technical historians who secretly wish it was 1995 – and almost no-one else. Continue reading (What’s the story) macro glory