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My break time browsing list for 30th Oct

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This week’s list is a little late as I wanted to make a last-minute addition of Shane’s post at the top there, just published yesterday. Also, it’s been a slow week for learning as I concentrate on some work projects and finishing out my #Hacktoberfest contributions. Have a good weekend folks!

Here’s what I’ve been reading and watching this week:

PIVOT in PowerShell

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I’m a big fan of PowerShell and automation in general so Shane’s post on using PowerShell to pivot data ticks all the boxes for me. I’m always interested in edge cases where you can’t use the normal or easy tools to get the job done and you need to bake something yourself. Shane does a great job of demoing and explaining the steps involved. He’s also published a few posts on working with data in PowerShell that are worth a look. I’ll be bookmarking these for future use. Thanks Shane

Microphone Choices for Presenters and Webcasts

I was actually looking into this a few weeks ago but didn’t share my findings/responses here. So if you are looking for some community opinion on good microphones here’s my Twitter post and responses. Thanks to Brent for a great analysis/demo video of microphone quality.

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My break time browsing list for 22nd Oct
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I’m continuing the theme of #Hacktoberfest this week with another link on contributing to open source down the bottom.
My break time browsing list for 27th Aug
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I find inspiration, solutions and ideas from blog posts and videos that the data, and wider tech community have taken the time to create and share.
My break time browsing list for 15th Oct
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Following a brilliant Hacktoberfest Scotland on Saturday 10th Oct, I’ve been in an out of some open-source projects this past week lining up some repos I want to contribute to for Hacktoberfest while preparing for the DataWeekender conference this coming Saturday, so it’s a short (and late) post today.