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  1. Anyone here fairly proficient in PowerBI? In particular, I'm looking at how to modify a visualization, but everything I am finding seems to indicate it is fairly complex requiring Java, etc. In particular, I have a gauge chart that I pulled off of the Microsoft site that let's you put in three thresholds - i.e. a red, yellow, green status with the gauge. What I'm trying to do is add in a 4th level, and as I am not a programmer by trade am running into a lot of difficulty trying to modify/customize the visualizations in PowerBI. Anyone here that has created their own visualizations?
  2. Simple solution if you can't decide is the Brookie - it's layer of brownie with a layer of CCC.
  3. I've been thinking about getting one of the Beef Tenderloins that Costco sells - already peeled so I don't have to butcher it too much. What are some ideas on how to prepare that other than cutting it into steaks (can do filet mignon anytime)? I've thought about doing sous vide to medium rare than searing it and slicing thin, but curious as to options just on the grill. I've only got a gas Weber, but can set it up with the smoke box if that's one way to go.
  4. That's why "Center Across Selection" is your friend. Essentially the same display without the formatting issues from merging.
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    We've cut the cable

    And we are done-- Canceled all Uverse service, just have to return the equipment which I'll do tonight or tomorrow. Went with Spectrum 400MB plan - $65/month - speed test shows that it's coming into the house at over 450MB Got an Obi200 that I've setup with Google voice as the wife wanted to keep the home line - this involved porting the number from A&T to a T-Mobile account, and then to Google Voice. Right around $30 and a little time for that process. Already had Netflix and Amazon Prime - have added Hulu live - so far so good, but with the number of people in our house at the moment, I may have to upgrade to the unlimited streams plan, at least for the short term. Now I just wonder why I did not do this sooner. Saving over $100/month which will pay off the extra equipment I bout in short order (2 Apple TVs and the Obi200)
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    We've cut the cable

    So, Spectrum coming on Friday to do the setup for Internet - getting the 400MB Internet. Safe to go with their modem (have been told with the 400MB theirs is ok)? If not, what modem and router do those of you that have done this suggest?
  7. acarey50

    We've cut the cable

    Saw that but currently using Hulu Live which has DVR capabilities, gives me most of the local stations and also most cable stations I'm interested in. Update on me - have made the switch to an Obi200 for the phone - ported number from Uverse to T-Mobile to Google Voice. As am in the process of switching internet providers, have not completed setup of the Obi200. Only reason I had to port numbers etc. or even set up home service is because it makes my wife more comfortable as there can be spotty cell service at our house, and as we've had the number forever she wanted to keep it. Minor additional cost to port the number, but happy wife, happy life. Going to Spectrum for Internet - tech comes next Friday so hopefully everything goes smoothly Tested Hulu Live and it was simple enough and enjoyed it that I kept it so far past the free trial. Once we are fully set up (ie Uverse totally out, new internet up, etc.) I will search through the extra options that they have (I think I can get by with the 3 streams, but as we temporarily have additional family staying with us, I may pony up for the unlimited streams short term) I'll go a bit rogue, but as my parents still have Uverse and the full package, I'll leverage their login to get HBO, Showtime, etc. as long as they have it. Already have Netflix and Amazon Prime. Do not have enough hours in the day to keep up with all the shows I would like. Complicating factor - a little over 5 years ago we had a fire in our house - had to be totally gutted, etc. Took advantage of that to wire the entire house with Cat5/Cat6, etc., speakers, et. al. Friend of ours owns a high end A/V company and hooked us up with a good deal on a whole home system that is way more than we needed, and quite frankly is too expensive for us to realistically maintain. But as everything is wired through it, need to keep at least a barebones system in place to leverage the surround sound in the living room and master bedroom and be able to play music throughout the house when we want to. So have their tech coming out same time as Spectrum to convert everything over to the new internet/wifi. I can't say I totally regret not just wiring each room independently, but if I had rather than centralizing through the system that really needs a professional to make updates/changes to programatically, the whole change over would be a lot easier.
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    Need some advice about a nosey neighbor

    Have your husband poop in her yard, that'll teach her.
  9. acarey50

    We've cut the cable

    In the process of doing this now - wife wants to keep the home number, so have ordered an Obi200 to use with GogoleVoice - just need to go through the hassle of porting the Uverse phone number to a mobile one (ordered a TMobile Sim card for this) and then port to Google Voice. If she didn't want to keep the number (we've had it almost 20 years, so I understand why she wants it) would just set up a new number with google. Switching to Spectrum for internet service - should be much more stable and a lot faster. I already have two FireSticks and a FireTV, so going that route over Rokus. Once all that is in place, I'll play with the free preview options of Sling, YoutTube TV, etc. Certain channels my wife really wants, so I'm comparing options there to see what gets the most of what she wants. We already had Netflix and Amazon prime. When all is said and done, should be saving close to $100 or more per month, which will quickly pay for any upfront costs if I need to add additional FireTVs or Sticks anywhere.
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    We've cut the cable

    I think I've got my wife pretty onboard with this now, but don't necessarily wan to ditch all live programming - I'm reading up on the options like SlingTV, YoutubeTV and DirecTVNow - just curious what everyone's thoughts are. Sling with the Cloud DVR functionality seems like a decent option (I do realize it is not supported for all channels) so that you can watch a recorded show on any device, anyone with experience on this? ETA: I am trying to go through the last 6-7 months of this thread, just figured I'd also ask to make sure I'm getting the most current info.
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    Sous Vide/Immersion Circulators

    Any particular seasoning or marinade that you did wit hthe boneless chicken breasts? Did you package each breast separately or did you do a bunch in a single bag? Just curious as I have yet to do chicken breasts in the sous vide, but have wanted to try.
  12. Assuming your data is laid out as you have listed it here, with the Property Name in Column A and the rents in column B, the easiest way would be a pivot table. Just select your data (Columns A and B - even easier if you format the data to be a table, so you only have to reference the table name and your data source automatically expands as you add more data), then in the pivot table layout drag column A to be the Rows, and column B to be summed in the data section. Voila, instant sums of the rent. And as you add more data to the table, simply right-click your pivot table and select refresh for updated totals. If you also have a column with the dates of the rent, you can also add that into your pivot table if you want to filter a certain date range, ie a particular year or month.
  13. acarey50

    Washing Machine Recommendations?

    Well, my wife did marry me, so at least she can get past the ugly part. Not sure if that is the case with a washer though
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    Washing Machine Recommendations?

    Found out my BIL/SIL have approximately a $440 credit for Samsung ($100 less for any other brand) due to a previous issue with a washer that they had. They are staying with us for the foreseeable future and have said we can use that towards whatever washer we end up getting. I'm intrigued by the Speed Queen as it seems to get mostly positive reviews (Consumer Reports has it as one of the most reliable top loader brands and highest rating for Owner Satisfaction), but CNET says they are overpriced and don't clean as well as they should at the price. Hope to have time this weekend to really focus on my research and make a decision - I don't think the extra $100 to get a Samsung will sway me unless the boss (aka my wife) really wants a Samsung - but I don't think the repair guy we have grown to trust works on them. I'm going to have her talk to him for some recommendations as well.
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    Washing Machine Recommendations?

    @Joe Bryant What did you end up getting? As of today I am in the market for a new washer - we do a lot of laundry - have 3 active boys doing lots of sports, so the washer is being run constantly, and for the foreseeable future, likely at least until the end of the year, have my BIL and his family (another 3 active boys) staying with us, so will need something that can handle being run near constantly, handle well used football/soccer/basketball uniforms/gear etc. I'd never heard of Speed Queen until seeing this thread, so will check them out as I start my research and make a decision on what to get, possibly as soon as this weekend. @Hawkeye21 - any suggestions based upon our likely high level of usage?