Updating Software

One thing about testing tools – you have to do regular software updates and test the updated software. This is one of those days.

Testing MarsEdit post.

Does Your Organization Need an Analytic Sandbox?

The analytic sandbox should be minimally governed. The idea is to create an environment that lives without all the overhead of the data warehouse environment. It should not be used to support the organization’s mission critical capabilities. It shouldn’t be used to directly control or support any core operational capabilities. Likewise, it is not intended to be utilized for ongoing reporting or analytics required by the business on an ongoing basis, especially any reporting that supports external reporting to meet financial or government regulations.

Source: Design Tip #174 Does Your Organization Need an Analytic Sandbox? – Kimball Group

Built one of these in 1992. It was retired in 2014.

Try safe mode if your Mac doesn’t finish starting up – Apple Support

Starting in safe mode without a keyboard If your Mac doesn’t have a keyboard available to start in safe mode but you have remote access to it, you can configure the Mac to startup in safe mode using the command line. Access the command line by either opening Terminal remotely, or by logging into the computer using SSH. Use the following Terminal command:

sudo nvram boot-args=”-x”

If you want to start in verbose mode as well, use this instead:

sudo nvram boot-args=”-x -v”

After using safe mode, use this Terminal command to return to a normal startup:

sudo nvram boot-args=""

Source: Try safe mode if your Mac doesn’t finish starting up – Apple Support

Have You Built Your Audit Dimension Yet?

One of the most effective tools for managing data quality and data governance, as well as giving business users confidence in the data warehouse results, is the audit dimension. We often attach an audit dimension to every fact table so that business users can choose to illuminate the provenance and confidence in their queries and reports. Simply put, the audit dimension elevates metadata to the status of ordinary data and makes this metadata available at the top level of any BI tool user interface.

via Design Tip #164 Have You Built Your Audit Dimension Yet? – Kimball Group.