Author Archives: J M

Paris Climate Pull-out and U.S. Senators

As soon as POTUS removed the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, the anti-Republicans posted a list of Republican Senators who sent POTUS a letter encouraging him to pull out of the Agreement. Most also happened to have received significant campaign contributions from Big Petro. All together, the 22 Republican signatories received $10,694,284 in donations. Here’s the list.

Continue reading

Op-Ed: How Strong is the Anti-Development Sentiment in Village at the Park?

NOTE: This is a short piece I wrote for and posted to a neighborhood Facebook group on 3 June. I live in Village at the Park (VATP), and there’s a bit of a kerfuffle about plans to develop a vacant three-acre lot into am upscale, senior assisted living facility. I’m not against it. But people who are against it have twisted the truth a bit, and I wanted my other neighbors to know that these whiners are a relatively small group, despite the noise they are making. I also wanted to engage my neighbors in conversation on the topic. Ninety-seven comments so far, including a handful from me.

This is a medium-length post for my neighbors in VATP who are watching the Not-In-My-Backyard (NIMBY) opposition to the Oakmont project and wondering how much support they have. I’ve done a little sleuthing and can tell you what I’ve learned. Spoiler: the NIMBYs represent a tiny minority of our neighbors.

Continue reading

Concatenate with Line Breaks in Apple Numbers

If you want to concatenate two elements in a Numbers spreadsheet and include a line break between them, use CHAR(8232) to represent the line break. For example, putting a line break between the contents of cell A1 and B1 would look like

=A1 & CHAR(8232) & B1

If you were in Microsoft Excel on a Mac, the analogous command would be CHAR(13); on a PC it would be CHAR(10).