Blackjack

How playing Blackjack prepared me for Hearthstone

I played the game of blackjack somewhat competitively for many years. Recently I have started to play Hearthstone. How did playing blackjack prepare me to play Hearthstone somewhat successfully? This post will attempt to answer this question. Imperfect Information Playing blackjack effectively is an exercise in imperfect information. You never know what the dealer's hole …

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Business Objects

BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: Combine Small Pie Chart Slices into “Other”

With BusinessObjects Web Intelligence it is relatively straight forward to create a pie chart. Often the data you are working with will create a pie chart that displays hundreds of unique slices, many of which are so small that you can't see them. How do you go about combining these smaller pie slices into an "Other" category? Consider a …

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MySQL

How to Install MySQL on Mac OS X

The process to install MySQL on Mac OS X is a pretty straight forward process. MySQL is one of the most popular open source databases. It is used in a wide variety of applications. Download MySQL Installer First you will need to download the DMG archive from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ Install MySQL from the downloaded DMG archive as …

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