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It's Eurovision time again, and no doubt I'll do some analysis of the results when it's all over. I came across some data from predictwise - actually hundreds of predicitions about many things including the odds for Eurovision 2015. 

Here's how to get data from predictwise into a Sheet.

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It's Eurovision time again, and no doubt I'll do some analysis of the results when it's all over. I came across some data from predictwise - actually hundreds of predicitions about many things including the odds for Eurovision 2015. 

Here's how to get data from predictwise into a Sheet.

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I'm sure you all know that oracle tries to install the ask.com toolbar when you upgrade Java. This is a well known browser hijacker that's a nightmare to get rid of. In my opinion this is a gross betrayal of trust by a previously respectable company.

I came across this post, where someone suggested filing Java bug report for this. If enough people do it it may have some effect, and at the least will give you the satisfaction of saying what you don't expect to happen when installing software.

Here's the bug report url. Let's all report it as a bug, because surely a business like oracle doesn't want to taint its reputation for the few cents it must get for doing this, so it must be a bug, right...

http://bugreport.java.com
David Lazarus is an award-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on consumer affairs. He contacted Oracle spokeswoman to inquire about the practice of bundling Ask Toolbar with Java. She said she'd put him in touch with the appropriate person. A minute later, she emailed back to say that Oracle would have no comment. It appears that Oracle is hoping that the attention will go away if they stay silent on this matter. Davi...
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Handy #JavaScript library which allows you to generate #sequenceDiagrams with ease just by writing almost in plain English. Check it out... http://bramp.github.io/js-sequence-diagrams/
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There are over 8,500 members of this very active community now - and many of you make great contributions, obviously spending a lot of time helping each other with solutions. I have noticed though,  that sometimes these contributions  go unanswered or unthanked.  So come on - if somebody helped you out - let them know, +1 their comments,  give some feedback .....
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Agree +Bruce Mcpherson​​ and while I'm at it I would like to thank you very much for
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There is much to learn and benefit from here even for some of us old hands.
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The Microsoft equivalent of Add-ons has a pretty neat binding feature that calls you back if any data in a particular sheet  has changed. Apps Script doesn't have that, but then you can do pretty much anything with Apps Script anyway, so here's an app pattern that simulates a sheet binding capability for your add-on

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If you use or are thinking about using google apps, take a look at joining this premier community for plenty of lively discussion on all things apps script.
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This Add-on will generate a sankey diagram preview as you type, and also generates the SVG code for a full sized version that you can copy into your own web page. 

It's not on the Add-on store yet, but there's a link here for anyone who wants to help test this preview version.

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Today's snippet is a simple spinner to give you Add-on something to do during those trips back to server side.

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Yes I have used a gif too. I find GAS to be slow but I guess it is because I compare it to things running locally like Excel and VBA.
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The Microsoft equivalent of Add-ons has a pretty neat binding feature that calls you back if any data in a particular sheet  has changed. Apps Script doesn't have that, but then you can do pretty much anything with Apps Script anyway, so here's an app pattern that simulates a sheet binding capability for your add-on

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You can find my desktop liberation blog at excelramblings.mcpher.com, and my site at www.mcpher.com. The content is mainly about getting off the desktop to the cloud I'm on google plus +brucemcpherson and on twitter @brucemcpherson. I'm happy to connect
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  • Pepada
    Consultant, 2015 - present
  • motorola solutions
    head of architecture, 2007 - 2015
  • Agere
    Head of operations, 2003 - 2005
  • Morse
    Cio, 2005 - 2007
  • Lucent
    Head of infrastructure, 2000 - 2003
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