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September 18, 2019

Politicians and their air adventures – Donald Tusk flight analysis

Intro Last month, the Marshal of the Sejm (lower house of the Polish parliament) resigned after media revealed, he has been used government planes for private purpose, including his family members. Soon after the scandal came to light, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland published a list of flights made by the four last  prime ministers, including Donald Tusk (The President of the European Council). I couldn’t miss an opportunity for such an interesting analysis. Key takeaways Donald […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]