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While checking some blog stats this evening I came across some referrals from Xcelsius evangelist Ryan Goodman’s site. Ryan keeps an updated list of sites containing Xcelsius material (tips, examples etc.) and he’s linked me on there. Here’s what he had to say about Jim Bytes:

This is a great site with interesting information and some original
Xcelsius work that is well done. Always interesting information right
up my alley on here.

Thanks for the link Ryan! I hope your visitors continue to come my way, there’s some more great sample dashboards in my pipeline.

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I reached another blogging milestone of sorts overnight. The Akismet plug-in has now blocked it’s first 1,000 spam comments. Thanks Akismet, and all the folks at WordPress for having the vision and good sense to include it in your offering. The accuracy is incredible and it has never failed me even as my traffic and spam have increased four fold over the past month.

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Thanks to Fergal Breen of IrishDev.com for visiting today to give me the heads up on an upcoming Silverlight event (free but registration required). Actually he asked me for a plug so here goes :

Time   19.30 – 00:00(vCalendar)   Phone   +353 1890 81 2100
Date   Thursday, September 27, 2007   Fax   +353 1 6614408
Venue   Cineworld Complex, Parnell Street, Dublin 1   Email   info@irishdev.com

Details  http://www.irishdev.com/EventDetails.aspx?id=888

The buzz :

In September,
Martha Rotter, from the original Silverlight crew, invites you to
witness how Silverlight can light up the web with Rich Interactive
Applications.
Join her, free to learn how to use Silverlight at Ireland’s largest cinema complex. It’s Silverlight, on the silver screen.

If you’re even remotely interested in Silverlight and how it just might revolutionise the development of rich internet applications get yourself there. There’s a drinks reception and chance to do some after show networking too. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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It’s been quite a while since I did a “One to Watch” post mentioning a site you might want to check out, and since most of my recent work life has been centered around data visualisation, I thought it time I mentioned KPILibrary.

If you are what you measure, how do you know where to start with your BI / dashboarding project. Divided into categories by industry, it’s populated by user contributed KPI definitions and it just might get you off the ground. Do you know what you should be measuring? What are others measuring their success on and how often?

Check it out. The articles on the blog are worth a look too!

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This is probably the funniest and most original thing I’ve seen on YouTube in ages, and I think my geek rating just went through the roof cos I got almost all of them!

Most are references to the internet sensations of the last 12 months or so ( LonelyGirl,Ask a Ninja etc ) but some go way back, remember the antics of Lars Ulrich in “Napster Bad”? Hats off to Dan Meth 😉

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I needed cheering up this evening and stumbled upon this. How many memories does this bring back of Saturday night tv? See if it makes you giggle!

Download it here!

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Here’s 2 more examples of recent dashboard work with Xcelsius, both executive level dashboards with a view of key contact centre business metrics.

Images removed.

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