Adam’s Analytics Adventure: Week 3
New laptop finally arrived!
It’s so shiny!
ahem. Bit shorter than usual this week, as the time I’d usually use for blogging has been spent installing/configuring the laptop which just arrived. On top of that, it’s been a busy week, but not one in which the majority of my activities lend themselves to interesting anecdotes – I spent Monday just looking at spreadsheets. Fun for me, but not very interesting for you to read about. Anyway, onward!
There’s not a tremendous amount for me to talk about on the analytics front, beyond “I’m continuing to get to grips with the quirks of the interface”. I’m still more comfortable with spreadsheets (and as I said before, spent all of Monday happily messing around with one), and tend to feel at my most useful when Mark or Dara throw me something to pick apart in spreadsheet form, though I was able to construct a series of dashboards and segments for a client (I won’t tell you who the client was, but if I drop the hint that it was a prominent quantity surveyor, I think you’ll guess) and was happy with the result. Think I’m slowly starting to get the hang of it.
As I mentioned a while ago, Measurelab (and our lovely pals and officemates at Brightlocal) are moving offices in a few months time. Measurelab Manor (pictured above, in the glorious sunshine1) is lovely, and affords me the luxury of, e.g. sitting in the garden to write this (selfie below…)
but at the same time, the space we have within it is getting too small (there’s only space for me in the office on 2-3 days of the week most of the time) so we’re heading off to Measurelab Towers, in the heart of Lewes! It’s a loft space, affording us panoramic views of the town. Here is one of those views:
New Drinking Habits!
Coffeewatch, week 2: I was in the office 3 days this week, and on 2 of these days I had coffee – on Tuesday it was ‘Arpeggio’, on Thursday it was ‘Livanto’ (a more balanced and caramel flavour than the stronger Arpeggio, or so the Nespresso website tells me). This was the Arpeggio:
More next week. Over and out.
1: It’s been a week of extreme weather here on the (mostly) sunny south-east coast. We’ve chiefly been enjoying blazing sunshine, but last night there was a very loud and impressive thunderstorm.↩