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March 23, 2020

Coronavirus – full data set you can use as you want

Intro Coronavirus pandemic has led us to unprecedented global crisis affecting societies, economies, financial markets. In the middle of this mess, there is one thing we can do as data experts: help other people understand what happens, where we are and what comes next. Therefore I decided to collect and point at some valuable resources you can easily use for that purpose.   1 Full data set with key epidemic measures, by country, day by day. Source: WHO\OurWorldInData. Read more. […]
January 10, 2020

SMOG #4 Winter holidays. Where to run away from Smog?

Intro We have recently discussed where to move out from. Today I will show you where to spend your winter holidays Some well-known health-resorts should be avoided due to poor air quality Skiing in southern Poland will not help you to recover from upper respiratory tract infection Consider changing direction to the seaside. Last years, the cleanest air was in Kołobrzeg Contrary to appearances, I don’t have dogmatic approach to smog. I am rather sceptical about media news saying smog causes tens of […]
December 18, 2019

SMOG #3 Where do you come from Mr Smog?

Intro Have you ever thought where Mr Smog come from? Regardless of what politicians say, what people say on streets, regardless of what you can read in left- or right-wing newspapers…. SMOG has become one of the most popular topics in polish media since first reports revealed the air we breathe every day is so much polluted Currently Poland is one of the most measured countries including public and private network of sensors Data shows traffic has low impact on […]
December 12, 2019

SMOG #2 Fed up with smog? You need to move there

Intro In the last article I underlined that although the air we breathe everyday is not clean, it’s getting slightly better Though, if you’re fed up with air pollution, there are some places you should consider Smog and green lungs of Poland As we are done with a historical data overview, let’s have a look at data from 2017-2018. Among 20 places with the highest PM10 scores, there are 3 out of 11 largest polish cities – Kraków, Katowice, Łódź.  I […]
December 5, 2019

No longer Free(dom)?

Intro Qlik has already announced moving from Freemium model to time limited trial. That means, using both – Qlik Sense Desktop and Qlik Cloud Basic – will no longer be free of charge Right after the message was published we’ve seen negative feedback in the Qlik environment What are the implications for Qlik users and Clients? How does it fit into Qlik strategy? I won’t hide it. I have been also disappointed. Yet, isn’t it a typical emotional reaction when […]
November 13, 2019

SMOG #1 Last 15 years of smog in Poland. Better. Not much, but better.

Intro It’s no surprise. The fall has come, warm fall. Despite that, the air is so dense you almost have to speed up. It smells really bad, it scratches your throat. Some immediate questions come to your mind: “Am I going to spend my whole life in such conditions? What about my children?”. But, wait a second… How was it before? Was it different years ago or we have just got used to it? OK, let’s take it one by […]
September 20, 2019

Qlik services financed by EU!

If your SME business (see the screen below) is registered in EU, it’s your lucky day! Thanks to the DigitaliseSME project you can get 4 weeks of our services for free. Really, your only cost is lodging and meals of our consultant. The service fee and travel is covered by EU. What is more you don’t have to get through a long, complicated and painful process, typical for EU programs. Paperwork is short and easy, the final agreement should be […]