Hi All, I have some spare time at the moment so I’ve decided to post an offer of Pro-Bono work. I would like to make my services available to charity groups or special projects that could benefit from my skills (no students wanting their assignments written please). In addition to Paraplanning I have the usual skills in Excel, Word, Microsoft Access and Xero (limited knowledge). Any engagement would have to be work-from-home.
This post is a brief review of the book ‘The Little SAS book’ by Delwiche and Slaughter.
I came across this book in my first SAS position. It had been left behind by a former employee, or the company, and was sitting on the shelf of my cubical.
I had no experience with SAS, and all I had to refer to was the existing code in the system and this book.
As the title suggests it’s quite a small book in IT terms, the fifth edition is 325 pages.
One benefit of this is the cost, which retails for about $50 on Amazon.com.
In summary it was an excellent introduction to programming in the SAS language.
The book is basically a programming guide, it’s doesn’t include content on the many complex SAS modules that are available.
For anyone that needs to program in Base SAS I would highly recommend this book.
Starting September 2016, I have launched a business Melbourne Paraplanning Services.
The business will supply Paraplanning services to Australian Financial Planning practices.
This weekend I have written several new poems
Today a new item in my economics research – a discussion on low interest rates and the effect on inflation/deflation.
This weekend… some new poems.
This weekend I have updated the Basic Society document with a suggested simple legal system.
Also, some ideas regarding Computer Science are listed under Original Research.
Hi All, this weekend I have added a few poems from my old collection.
I have added a new article to Original Research titled ‘Basic Society’ which is about the possible declining population.
Hi All, this weekend I have added some more features to this site.
There are now some of my poems listed for download.
Also, I have added some new topics under ‘economics research’.
I have finished up my roles at Cygnet Advisory and Aspect Wealth Advisers, to take up a new position with IOOF as a Paraplanner (full time, permanent), starting Tuesday 15th March 2016.
I have had an SQL practice environment available for readers of my book SQL Essentials for some time, however it has been a bit difficult to access.
Starting March 2016 there is now a link on the site main menu for a ‘Practice SQL’ environment.
In February 2016 I launched my new book, “A guide to writing Excel formulas and VBA macros”. This book is as the title suggests. It is available in print or as a free download from this site, see the “Books” page.
A while ago my sister-in-law was visiting from the Philippines. She went to a market with her boyfriend and bought home two chicks as gifts for my son.
I was a bit upset at first because they didn’t ask our permission they just did it.
However, baby chicks are seriously cute. They are also extremely cheap, costing $4 each compared to a pedigree puppy or kitten costing $1,000 to $2,500.
The chickens are grown now and they have a small fenced-off area of the back yard, where they are perfectly happy.
They are good company. Recommended.
I have started marketing my book, Introduction to the Stockmarket, to a number of schools. As of 6/02/16 three schools have bought copies so far.
Completed my Financial Planning Masters degree in December 2015. This makes it two Masters degrees I have (also Applied Finance 2006), it has been a lot of work but hopefully worth it in the long run