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Privacy, why should you care???

Privacy, why should you care???

I had the privilege to listen to the Assistant Commissioner of Privacy, Jon Duffy during National Privacy Week. Jon started at the beginning by exploring what defines privacy simply put as, something that identifies a person. He then took us through a highlights real...

Faster, faster, faster

As a SAS Admin I like things to be ordered and efficient. This includes the SAS code that you write, that then runs on my server.   I have learnt a number of performance tricks over the decades and am happy to admit that I am not too old to learn some more.  So...

How to convert an HTML graph into a Jpeg on your Mac

When I asked this question "How do I convert an HTML graph into a Jpeg on my Mac" at work the other day I got a few of answers. Print to PDF then screenshot that. Screenshot that. Command-Shift-4 on Mac lets you select the area. Or my favourite, take a picture of that...

SAS Admin The Basics – Part 3

SAS Admin The Basics – Part 3

Hi, all you new and budding SAS administrators.   I hope you have read my other two blogs in this series, SAS Admin The Basics - Part 1 and Part 2 where I discussed creating a daily checklist and the need to have a Monthly Health Check.  Now in SAS Admin The...

SAS Admin The Basics – Part 2

SAS Admin The Basics – Part 2

Hi, all you new and budding SAS administrators.   In SAS Admin The Basics - Part 1 I talked about creating a daily checklist, now we're going to move on to a Monthly Health Check.  It's a good practice once a month to dive a little deeper into your SAS platform...

SAS Admin The Basics – Part 1

Hi, all you new and budding SAS administrators. I thought I would share a few things I have picked up over the years that you may what to add to your tool bag. Firstly, make yourself a daily checklist.  This will vary depending on your site but here are some basic...

RATS – NOT SO BAD AFTER ALL

RATS – NOT SO BAD AFTER ALL

If you read my other blog on what my expectations were before I went to Paama, you will know they were very low. I'm not sure if I should feel fortunate or disappointed as I did not have to use a long drop toilet while I was there. I was looking forward to really...

RATS – DO I REALLY LIKE THEM

RATS – DO I REALLY LIKE THEM

Well if you know me or have been reading some of my other blogs you will know I like to help others, and if I can have a wee adventure at the same time, that's a bonus. Well, I think (or hope) my last two trips with Habitat have prepared me for this one because I'm...

Sharing Your Analytics Journey – SUNZ 2016

Sharing Your Analytics Journey – SUNZ 2016

The second technical session following lunch at SUNZ 2016 was by Joe Robins, Analytics Manager at KiwiBank. Joe nicely starts off with a joke about the earthquake in the earlier session. Joe is going to tell us why mountain biking and analytics are similar. The Huka...