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;alskdjf is a term that is typed into a search engine out of boredom. If you got here out of boredom leave a comment below!

It consists of letters on the keyboard which would be struck if a users hands were properly on the home row and choose to strike keys with their
right pinky (;)
left pinky (a)
right ring finger (l)
left ring finger (s)
right middle finger (k)
left middle finger (d)
right index finger (j)
left index finger (f)

It is basically a rhythmic right, left sequence starting with the outer fingers moving to the inner fingers until ;alskdjf is what ends up in the search box.

I’m bored, so I wrote this post about ;alskdjf. Funny how that works, huh?

Now help me out and go buy some random stuff on Amazon.

30 Baseball Trivia Questions and Answers from Baseball-Trivia.com


If you like these baseball trivia questions and answers, check out baseball-trivia.com and baseballtrivia.net for even more challenging trivia!

Q:  What former Yankee donned the #2 before Derek Jeter?
A: Mike Gallego.

Q: Who hit into the most double plays in their career?
A: Hank Aaron, with 328.

Q: What did Chris Sabo shower the field with when his bat broke in a July 31,1996 game?
A: Cork.
Q: Whose record did Reggie Jackson tie when he spanked three home runs in a World Series game?
A: Babe Ruth’s.
Q: What major league baseball team is sometimes dubbed “The Fish”?
A: The Florida Marlins.
Q:  What American League baseball team plays home games in a stadium nicknamed ” the Big A”?
A:   The California Angels.
Q: What National Leaguer went longest between MVP seasons, winning in 1954 and 1965?
A: Willie Mays.
Q: The Yankees retired which player”s #51 on May 24th, 2015?
A: Bernie Williams.
Q:  How many intentional walks did Roger Maris, batting ahead of  Micky Mantle, get in his 61 home run season in 1961?
A:  Zero.
Q:  What Cy Young Award winner continued to hurl for a prison team called the Detroit Dennys?
A: Denny McLain.
Q: Whose ceremonial pitch to open the 1940 baseball season smashed into the camera lens of a Washington Post photographer?
A: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s.
Q: Who homered in his third straight game on the day he beat Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games?
A: Cal Ripken Jr.
Q: What two Yankees did 17-year-old female Jackie Mitchell strike out successively in 1931?
A: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Q: What slow-footed catcher admitted he used to knock his hat off while running to first base to make it appear he was “really moving”?
A: Bob Uecker.
Q: What pitcher was taken out of his major league debut in the seventh inning for a pinch hitter named Duffy Lewis, in 1914?
A: Babe Ruth.
Q:  Who has the best won-lost percentage of any pitcher with 15 or more wins against the New York Yankees?
A: Babe Ruth.
Q: Who was pitching when pitcher Joe Niekro smacked his only homer, in 1976?
A:  Phil Niekro.
Q: What 60 year old gave up one hit in three innings of work against the Red Sox in 1965?
A: Satchel Paige.
Q: What pitcher set a record in 1977 for most walks in a post World War II season, with 201?
A: Nolan Ryan.
Q: What catcher, asked during spring training what his hat size was, answered: “I don’t know. I’m not in shape yet”?
A: Yogi Berra.
Q: Who was the National League home run king in half the seasons of the 1980’s?
A: Mike Schmidt.
Q: What Phillies slugger, upon seeing Lake Michigan for the firs time, asked: “What ocean is that”?
A: John Kruk
Q: What Yankees manager explained: “In a short series good itching will always beat good hitting — and vice versa”?
A: Casey Stengel.
Q:  Who’s major league baseball’s career leader in total bases?
A:  Hank Aaron.
Q: Who signed with the Yankees in 1980 for over twice the amount George Steinbrenner paid for the franchise?
A: Dave Winfield.
Q: What high-living Yankee slugger’s roommate noted: “I don’t room with him. I room with his suitcase”?
A: Babe Ruth’s.
Q: What slugger received 900,000 letters in the first six months of 1974?
A: Hank Aaron.
Q: What major league baseball team had an Internet home page in English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin in 1996?
A: The Los Angeles Dodgers.
Q:  What baseball team has lost the World Series a record 12 times?
A: The Dodgers.

100 Ways to get Free Stuff on Your Birthday


Happy Birthday! (or birth month)
What better way to celebrate your birthday than with free stuff?

This is a list of places that give out free stuff on your birthday or in your birth month. Most of these require you to sign up at least 7 days before your birthday or birth month.
Do you know any other places? Leave them in the comments!
1. A&W All American Food: Get a free root beer float on your birthday by joining the Mug Club.
2. Ace Hardware: Receive a free $5 off coupon when you join Ace Rewards.
3. AMF Bowling: Get some free bowling by signing up with the Pinsiders Club.
4. Applebees: Sign up for its email club, and get a free dessert on your birthday.
5. Arby’s: Get a free milkshake on your birthday when you register with Arby’s.
6. Atlanta Bread: Get a free cookie on your birthday when you join the Loyalty Program.
7. Au Bon Pain: Join the Eclub, and get a free birthday lunch.
8. Auntie Anne’s: Sign up for Pretzel Perks, and get a free pretzel on your birthday.
9. Aveda: Receive a birthday gift valued at $23 when you join Aveda’s Pure Privilege for $10.
10. bareMinerals: Join the Friends and Benefits Program, and they’ll send you a gift on your birthday.
11. Barnes and Noble (Kids): Sign up for the B&N Kids’ Club, and your child gets a free cupcake on his/her birthday.
12. Baskin Robbins: Join its Birthday Club, and get free ice cream on your birthday.
13. bd’s Mongolian Grill: Get a free entree on your birthday when you join Club Mongo.
14. Benihana’s: Register for the Chef’s Table, and you’ll get a $30 birthday certificate.
15. Bennigan’s: Receive a BOGO entree as well as a free dessert when you sign up for its Eclub.
16. Big Boy: Join its Email Club, and get a free dessert on your birthday.
17. Bonefish Grill: Become a  Bone Fish Grill Insider, and get special offers on your birthday.
18. Boston Market: Join the VIP Club, and get a special birthday surprise.
19. Buca di Beppo: You’ll receive a free pasta on your next visit as well as a $20 birthday gift for joining the Eclub.
20. Buffalo Wild Wings: Get a free birthday dessert when you join the Buffalo Circle.
21. Captain D’s: Get a special offer on your birthday when you join  D’s Club.
22. Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Join Carrabba’s Amici Club, and get a free appetizer as well as a coupon for a BOGO free entree.
23. Chick-fil-A: Become an Email Insider, and get a special birthday offer. Chick-fil-A did inform us that the freebies are at the discretion of the franchise owner, so check with your local store for details.
24. Chili’s: Get free chips and guacamole when you join My Chili’s Rewards Club.
25. Chuck E. Cheese’s: Join the The Chuck E-Club, and get free tokens to help celebrate your child’s birthday.
26. Cinnabon: Subscribe to Club Cinnabon, and get a special gift on your birthday.
27. Cold Stone Creamery: Get a BOGO coupon for your birthday by signing up for the My Cold Stone Club.
28. Country Buffet: Sign up for the Crave Connection, and receive free meals on your big day. Note: This restaurant is closed, but you can get deals for Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet and Country Buffet — all in the same franchise.
29. Cracker Barrel: Go to Cracker Barrel on your birthday, and get a free dessert.
30. Culver’s: Enjoy a free birthday treat when you sign up for the Culver’s eClub.
31. CVS: Join the ExtraCare Beauty Club, and get $3 ExtraCare bucks on your birthday.
32. Dairy Queen: Receive a buy-one-get-one Blizzard coupon on your birthday by signing up for the Blizzard Fan Club.
33. Dave & Buster’s: Sign up for Dave & Buster’s Rewards, and get $10 in free game play.
34. Denny’s: Stop by Denny’s, and get a free Grand Slam on your birthday (with ID)!
35. Disney Movie: Get 100 free points for your birthday when you sign up for Disney Movie Rewards.
36. Don Pablo’s: Get a $10 gift card on your birthday when you become a Habaneros Member.
37. Dunkin’ Donuts: Get a free beverage on your birthday by signing up for the DD Perks Rewards Program.
38. Einstein Bros. Bagels: Get a free egg sandwich with a purchase on your birthday when you join the Shmear Society.
39. Firehouse Subs: Sign up for Firehouse Rewards for a free medium sub.
40. First Watch: Get a free entree when you sign up for the Sun EClub.
41. Friendly’s: When you become a BFF Club member, you’ll receive a free sundae on your birthday.
42. Fuddruckers: Get a special birthday offer when you join the Fudds Club.
43. Great American Cookies: Join the Cookie Club, and get a birthday surprise.
44. Hallmark: Get a free card and a coupon for 20% off one item when you become a Crown Rewards member.
45. Hard Rock: Sign up for Hard Rock Rewards for an annual birthday offer.
46. Helzberg Diamonds: Request a catalog to receive a birthday surprise.
47. Hooters: Join the Hooters Eclub for a free birthday gift.
48. IHOP: Sign up for the Pancake Revolution, and receive a free meal on your birthday.
49. Jack in the BoxRegister to receive a special offer on your birthday.
50. Jersey Mike’s Subs: Get a free sub and drink when you sign up for the email club.
51. Joe’s Crab Shack: Register with Joe’s Catch, and receive a birthday treat.
52. Kmart: When you sign your child up for the Birthday Club, he/she will receive exclusive offers plus be entered to win $500.
53. Krispy Kreme: Join the eClub, and receive a free donut on your birthday.
54. Longhorn Steakhouse: Create a My Longhorn account, and get a free birthday treat.
55. Macaroni Grill: Sign up for the email club, and get a free dessert on your birthday.
56. Maggie Moo’s: Sign up for the Slab Happy Email, and get a free birthday surprise.
57. Marie Callender’s: Join the Eclub, and get exclusive birthday offers.
58. Medieval Times: Receive free admission when you sign up for email updates.
59. The Melting Pot: Join Club Fondue, and get a voucher for free chocolate fondue for two on your birthday.
60. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Get a coupon for a free birthday burrito when you join its eWorld.
61. Noodles & Company: Get a coupon on your birthday by joining the Noodles Family.
62. Not Your Average Joe’s Kitchen & Bar: Get a free birthday surprise when you sign up for the email club.
63. Olive Garden: Get a complimentary appetizer or dessert on your birthday by signing up for the eClub.
64. On the Border: Get a special birthday offer when you sign up for Club Cantina.
65. Panda Express: Register to receive emails and an exclusive offer on your birthday.
66. Panera: Join MyPanera, and get a free pastry on your birthday.
67. Perkins: Get a free slice of pie on your birthday when you sign up for MyPerkins.
68. P.F. Chang’s: Create an account, and get a free appetizer or dessert during your birthday month.
69. Pinkberry: Sign up for a Pinkcard or download the app, and receive a free yogurt on your birthday.
70. Qdoba: Receive a special birthday gift when you register for Qdoba Rewards.
71. Redbox: Sign up for the Redbox Play Pass, and receive a free birthday rental.
72. Red Lobster: Receive a birthday surprise when you join the Fresh Catch Club.
73. Red Robin: Register for the Red Robin Royalty Program, and get a free birthday burger.
74. Rita’s Italian Ice: Sign up for its Birthday Club, and get a free birthday treat.
75. Ruby Tuesday: Sign up with Ruby Tuesday, and score a free burger on your birthday.
76. Sbarro: Get free pizza on your birthday by joining the eClub.
77. Sephora: Register with Sephora, and receive a free gift on your birthday.
78. Smashbox: Register for the rewards program, and receive a free gift during your birthday month.
79. Sonic: Create a My Sonic account, and receive a special treat on your birthday.
80. Sonny’s BBQ: Get a free Big Deal Meal on your big day by joining the ‘Q Crew.
81. Souper Salad: Register for Souper Perks, and get a free meal during your birthday week.
82. The Spaghetti Warehouse: Join the Warehouse Club, and get a free meal on your birthday.
83. Starbucks: Get a free birthday drink by signing up for Starbucks Rewards.
84. Steak ‘n Shake: Join the eClub to get a free menu item on your birthday.
85. Subway: Sign up for the Subway Rewards Program and the sandwich-making company will add 20 points to your account on your birthday. FYI, 20 points will get you a free 21-ounce fountain drink (20 points), a free bag of chips (15 points) or two free cookies (10 points each).
86. Swagbacks: Get 50 free Swagbacks on your birthday.
87. TCBY: Join myTCBY, and receive special offers on your birthday.
88. Texas Roadhouse: Sign up for the email club, and get a birthday gift.
89. TGI Friday’s: Join the Friday’s Rewards program, and get a free dessert on your birthday.
90. Tony Roma’s: Sign up for the email and text club, and get a free entree on your birthday.
91. Toys R Us: Join Rewards R Us, and your child will receive a free card every year until his/her 10th birthday. Members are also entered to win monthly prizes.
92. Tropical Smoothie Cafe: Join Club Tropical, and get a special birthday offer.
93. ULTA Beauty: Receive a free gift by signing up for the Ultimate Rewards program.
94. Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Join the Uno Insider’s Club, and get a free entree on your birthday.
95. Victoria’s Secret: Sign up for an Angel Card, and get a birthday gift worth $10.
96. Waffle House: Become a member of the Waffle House Regulars Club to receive a free waffle on your birthday.
97. Wienerschnitzel: Join the Wiener Lovers’ Club, and get a free coupon each year on your birthday.
98. Wingstop: Get a free order of seasoned fries on your birthday when you sign up for The Club.
99. Yogurt Mountain: Join the YOMO Club, and get free yogurt on your birthday.
100. Zaxby’s: Get a free Nibbler on your birthday by signing up for the Zax Mail.
I hope your birthday is awesome!
Do you know any other places? Leave them in the comments!

How To Get A Job As A Data Analyst


Do you want to become a Data Analyst?

Preface

 

Overview of the steps and a brief explanation of each.

 

Content Topics

STEP 1 FINDING WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO

Methods to figuring out what that is.

Popular sites to research jobs that make people happiest that also pay well.

?Link to ebooks that have commissions. Free ebooks.

 

STEP 2 MAKING SURE YOU’RE QUALIFIED

Education – links for educational resources to get said job.

What are online courses?

?Affiliate education signups?

 

STEP 3 YOUR RESUME

Different methods for resumes.

Many different version of your resume. Targeted toward a job description.

Put yourself in the shoes of the hirer, what do you want to see? Certifications? Qualifications, experience. If you’re resume is over a page, don’t put things on there that aren’t directly relatable to the job.

?Services that will review your resume. Fiverr have an affiliate program? ODesk?

 

Your online presence

Google yourself, use public view (not personalized)

Log out of all your social accounts, browse in private mode to see what the public can see.

?Affiliate SERVICES OUT THERE TO MONITOR YOUR ONLINE presence?

 

Step 4 APPLY

 

Your network. Tell all your friends. Hiding what you are doing from your boss? Tell only close friends

LinkedIn.

Find your dream company – find people that work there and contact them for advice and/or reference.

?Affiliate – LinkedIn PRO subscription? Benefits?

 

Where to look

 

Cover Letter

 

For certain roles: consider using a recruiter.

Pros: find jobs that aren’t listed

Doesn’t cost anything (finder’s fee charged to hiring company).

They ask the hard questions for you

They keep pushing, moving things along

They negotiate for you, they get paid more the more you get paid, to its also in their best interest to get you the highest paying job.

 

Cons: Not all companies with job postings will work with recruiters. Your dream company may not talk to any recruiters because they don’t want to pay the headhunter fee.

They’re annoying, they call and call and call. Some, good recruiting firms are smart and get it, but others push jobs on you you’ don’t want. Stick to your guns. Don’t

?Recruiter agencies with Affiliate links. Robert Half.

 

Where do I look??

Depends on the industry. IT – Dice.com. High paying, Ladders.com (affiliate?)

CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed, Craigslist

 

 

Applying. Keeping track of everything.

Cover letters. What to have in cover letter that is not in the resume. Custom cover letters.

 

Step 5: Interviews:

Types of interviews and their purpose.

1st interview on phone – HR. HR is likely screening to make sure you’re a good culture fit and there aren’t any immediate disqualifiers such as difference in pay expectations, misfit

2nd interview with hiring manager, possible boss, bosses boss.

They’ll be asking specific quesitons relating to

 

Common questions and why they’re asked. How to answer them.

Common industry specific questions, why they’re asked, how to answer them.

How to bring your portfolio. Bring a laptop? What do I bring?
What do I wear?

Get their contact info.

 

Follow Up:
Thank you card

Handwritten email card Tip, have card ready to write on in the car after the interview. Pre stamped. Drop in mailbox near where you interviewed.

 

Phone interview, email follow up.

In person interview with important people, hand written follow up to everyone.

Call follow up (Don’t recommend). Hiring person is very busy. Can’t keep everyone straight, definitely won’t remember you via voice on the phone. Puts them in an awkward position on the phone, could actually turn them off. I actually had this happen with one candidate I was on the fence with. He emailed me several times and left me phone messages. I eventually asked the receptionist to send his calls to voicemail while the hiring process was still going.

Data Analyst Resources – Tools of the Trade


Free Tools and Resources for Data Analysts

3d Clipboard

http://www.3dclipboard.net/

Saves your past clipboard copies. This makes it easy to find and store text and images you will need to reference and paste later. Also allows for keyboard shortcut triggered pastes like email addresses you often have to type, formulas, datasets, header columns, etc.

AutoHotkey

https://autohotkey.com/download/

Macros for all of windows. Allows you to build keyboard shortcuts to do any command. Commands can also be triggered by other things like time, opening a file, mouse clicks, or typing a series of keys. Fairly easy programming language to learn. Extremely flexible and powerful tool.

Excel Shortcuts

F9 – refresh

Ctrl+D – copies above cell down

Hold shift down to highlight ranges

Ctrl+end – move to last cell in row with a value

Ctrl+home – move to first cell in row with a value

Ctrl+pg up/down – move to first/last cell in a column with a value

 

 

Greenshot

http://getgreenshot.org/downloads/

Easy to use screenshot and screenshot editing tool. Makes it easy to snip pieces of your screen and has great tools to highlight, arrow point,

 

SQL Management Studio

Tips and Tricks… for writing sql queries

MS Outlook, email, calendar, etc.

GoDaddy hosting (affiliate)
Excel

Macros

Custom Ribbon

Shortcut keys

Tips and tricks..

Pulling data from SQL, OLAP, BI Cube, excel, etc.

Victory Pie Recipe from Annie Get Your Spoon


The Victory Pie Recipe

Victory Pie Crust, adapted from The Gluten-Free Gourmet by Bette Hagman
Ingredients

1 cup white rice flour

3/4 cup tapioca flour

3/4 cup cornstarch

1-1/2 tsp xanthan gum

3/4 tsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar

3/4 cup butter

1 egg, beaten

1 Tbsp white vinegar

2-3 Tbsp ice water

Method

Whisk together the dry ingredients. Grate the butter into the dry ingredients and incorporate it with a spatula or whisk. Mix the beaten egg, vinegar, and 2 Tbsp ice water together in a bowl or mug. Mix these wet ingredients into the flour-butter mixture little by little–a third at a time or so. If the pastry is not yet holding together as a dough, add more ice water incrementally (I think I ended up using about 3-1/2 Tbsp total).

Form the dough into two balls and place in a bowl, covered, in the fridge. Let the dough cool for about 30 minutes (15 min in my case, because I can’t follow the rules). Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper and use as indicated by your pie recipe of choice. You could also stick the dough disks in the fridge or freezer for later, but make sure to let them temper on the counter for a while (30 min if coming out of the fridge, longer if coming out of the freezer) before handling them as they will be a bit fragile when cold. You should get 2 9″ crusts. Note that they won’t brown the same way that our old wheat crusts would.

*Note: Put sticks of butter in the freezer. Many recipes tell you to “cut in the shortening,” asking you to use a ridiculous pastry cutter or fork and knife to chunk up the butter into pea-sized bits, a task that has made many a 50’s housewife turn to amphetamines. Well, since you’re really smart, all you have to do is take the butter out of the freezer and grate it on the biggest holes of a box grater. And cry tears of sweet sweet joy.

For more recipes from Annie Get Your Spoon and the background of how this version of Victory Pie originated visit https://anniegetyourspoon.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/victory-pie/