Get The Right Sandbox File

It looks like there was a new HDP 2.5 sandbox VM image for VMware added to the Hortonworks download page after the original release.  You can easily check the MD5 hash to make sure it matches up. Because I originally downloaded the HDP 2.5 VM on the morning of September 22nd, I have an old…

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Getting Started With Custom Visuals

I'm going to be presenting a new talk for the Raleigh-Durham Power BI Users Group.  The talk is entitled Getting Started with Custom Visuals and will cover a half-dozen custom visuals as well as where you can go to get more of them. If you're interested in seeing this in webinar form, I'm going to give a…

Browns down to 53

Cleveland cut their roster to 53 players in preparation for the season opener. Since I've watched all four preseason games, here are some thoughts about the final roster, including some of the more surprising (or not surprising) cuts. Quarterback: RGIII has looked pretty decent this preseason, and I think he'll be a good starter for Cleveland.…