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  • August 08, 2020

    Auto Refreshing Tableau Through Google Cloud and Sheets

    This post builds on my previous post on Auto Refreshing Tableau Public by introducing Google Cloud Compute and Google Cloud Scheduler. In my previous post, I explained how to connect a Tableau Public workbook to Google Sheets to take advantage of ...

  • June 16, 2020

    Two Years on WHOOP

    Each day, for the last two years, WHOOP has provided me with advanced analytics and insights on my body's strain, recovery, and sleep. WHOOP does a phenomenal job giving me the information I need to improve my performance, whether it's learning ho...

  • August 25, 2018

    Hitting with Two Strikes

    About a month ago, Juan Soto was up to bat with a two strike count, in the first inning of a Washington Nationals game. While I watched on TV, the color commentator, F.P. Santangelo, said that he thought Juan Soto was actually a better hitter with...

  • July 18, 2018

    MLB Batting Average Projection Tool

    Around this time each Major League Baseball season, games stop for the All-Star break and players get a chance to rest and reflect on the first half of their season. In some cases it can be a chance to reset following a poor first half, while for ...

  • December 07, 2017

    Automatic Data Updating in Tableau Public

    Updated PostI’ve put together an update to this post that leverages Google Cloud Compute, Google Cloud Scheduler, and cron to truly automate this process. While the process below works well if you keep your computer on for each scheduled launch da...