Bitcoin drops below key $20,000 threshold | Financial Times

https://www.ft.com/content/97b5a774-d817-4d3b-82b2-6bbe22c3d59b

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Confused Confetti – Six Sentence Story

The puzzle looked like confused confetti so I jumped right in to set things straight. No piece was totally benighted because each had a right side though some of them displayed their wrong sides up. I was grateful for those few that had edges. With all pieces properly placed (except for those the dog ate) […]

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Trip to Paris: Part I

We love regular trips by train to Paris to catch up with the latest exhibitions (and restaurants). Consequently, we never need an excuse to visit but this time we had one, seeing our football team OGC Nice play against Nantes in the French equivalent of the FA Cup final. We travelled up on Thursday morning […]

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Ukraine war latest news: Russian forces attacking entire eastern front line, Ukraine says – BBC News

France presidential election 2022: close race expected between Macron and Le Pen in first round – live | World news | The Guardian

FF – Stay Vigilant

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Roger Bultot. According to MS Word, “This language may be offensive to your reader.” You have been warned 😮 Copyright Roger Bultot Shoes. Comfortable. Keep your feet warm. Take you where you need to go. But what if they […]

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Russian stocks in London continue to collapse as Sberbank trades for a penny – MarketWatch

#PictureOfTheDay: 27/Dec/21

*****………………………….***** Some of my pictures appear in the Gallery. More images, to decorate your home, use for calendars, greetings cards, jigsaws, or … #PictureOfTheDay: 27/Dec/21 Michelangelo recumbent, courtesy of Stuart. 🙂 #PictureOfTheDay: 27/Dec/21

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From the Stars

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA [Public domain] After the bang, burningsound and light from indefinite driftexpanding red and blueshifts now blanketed, we sitI shiverat your touch, burning heat and cold, turningsound and light the stardust trapped withinour cells, a microcosm— Yes! I see it now. A quadrille for my dVerse prompt […]

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EXCEL LONDON LOOKS AHEAD TO HYBRID EVENTS

BCD M&E Business Development Director, Helen Carmichael speaks to ExCeL London, a UK venue playing a crucial role during the pandemic, first as an NHS Nightingale Hospital and now as a vaccination centre, on what the evolution of hybrid events looks like. Recently, I caught up with Andrew Swanston, Head of Sales for Conference and Events and Account Manager, Sophie… […]

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Exploratory Data Analysis in Excel (Enterprise DNA Analytics Summit)

I’ll be presenting a ~35-minute presentation on Exploratory Data Analysis in Excel as part of the upcoming Enterprise DNA Analytics Summit. This will be a virtual Lollapalooza of analytics presentations running Feb 21-25, 2002. My session will be on Monday 2/21 at 2pm Eastern. Register now for this free event You can get the slides, […]

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Analytics Introduction

While baseball, basketball and football have led the way in the analytics revolution in sports, professional pickleball is still new to the scene that there hasn’t even been a basic statistical review on how the games elite are performing on the court.  The Dink Tank is going to conduct periodic analytic reviews to help you […]

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Atari celebrates 50th birthday with NFT loot boxes

As if NFTs weren’t bad enough, game publisher Atari has chosen to make them worse on every level. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the company is launching new ‘NFT loot boxes‘ which come ‘wrapped’ in mystery packaging. Buyers are encouraged to fork out for multiple NFT loot boxes (also called ‘GFTs’) with the hopes they’ll […]

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