12 is the new 10

Have you ever wondered what it is ’10’? You have 10 fingers, right? Well, the answer actually depends on the numeral system that you use. In duodecimal (or dozenal), for example, you in fact have ↊ fingers, in binary 1010, in octal 12 and in Quinary 20. The decimal system is so prevalent and everywhere that it is sometimes hard to escape its perspective. But what if it wasn’t the case?

Cumulative total by product in DAX

This is a case that I have come across with one of my customers very recentely. I wanted to calculate sum of sales generated by first N products pareto style i.e. if first product’s sales is 200 and second’s 100, my calculation would show 200 for the first product and 300 for second. This allowed me to see that e.g. 90% of our total sales are generated by 7 products.

What you reveal to a website

It has been a while since my last post, but I come back with more privacy stuff! As some of you might know, many websites use something called Javascript to display to you their contents. Javascript is a programming language and in today’s scenario it will be run on a Client-side, which means that what you see below is JS code being run on your device. This opens up many possibilities and gives me access to a lot of information. This website has inspired me to work throught the code myself. Take a look at my results!

More than half of your Internet traffic is ads and trackers [My Internet log analysis]

I sincerely hope this article will be an eye opener for you. Recently I have installed a Pi-Hole at home. To keep it short, this lets me see the home internet traffic live and, if needed, block unwanted requests. The list of ads and trackers has been taken from open source repos like this. Equipped with this combo, I have decided to turn off all of the privacy add-ons that I use and browse the polish internet just like a layman for 20 minutes. Websites I have visited include popular news portals, facebook etc.