Oversimplified: Volume 130
Self-serve analytics building blocks, writing as a list, and magic in the tiles
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Oversimplified is a digest of the best links I stumble upon each week, and any new posts from me. If this is your first issue, welcome! You can subscribe with the big blue button below:
✍️ Self-Serve Analytics Building Blocks: A Spectrum
Most BI tools today operate on a spectrum of building blocks. Some like SQL are flexible enough to tackle just about any problem you want. Others like dashboards skew more towards usability. The name of the game is finding the right level of abstraction for your problem.
📚 How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Structure All Writing as a List
I've always felt drawn toward listicle articles like “5 Learnings from X.” But in the back of my mind, I associated them with low-value ideas or writing. This post does an excellent job of questioning that. Maybe they aren't so bad after all. Maybe lists are just good at what they do.
📚 Predicting Best Picture Winners Using Coughs and Sneezes
I enjoyed making my way through this satirical paper on how the authors were about to build a slightly ridiculous model for predicting Best Picture at the Oscars. It’s a shame it missed on this one, thanks to Coda.
📚 Magic in the Tiles
This is a fun story about a semi-professional competitive Scrabble player and an unlikely coincidence. Did you know that “bushveld” was a word? I know I didn’t.
Food for Thought
"The goal of adulthood is to let go of the other possible existences and to make the best of the one. A successful adult is one who understands that it doesn't matter which life you ultimately pick, only that you live it well." — Chris Ballas
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