Before you, I had
to VLookup... Alteryx,
how I love thee so!!
There once was a data analyst
Who was tired of things getting missed.
So she built a quick workflow
with tips from the great Joe -
Check that task right off the list!
One, Two, RegEx review!
Three, Four, Parse it some more!
Five, Six, Thanks Alteryx!
Seven, Eight, This output is great!
Nine, Ten, Let's run it again!
This thread is solid gold!!
Once upon a time
I wrote a blog post in rhyme
These top ten are mine:
It's amazing just how prescient Robert Frost was, when he wrote this poem in 1916.
Truly is phenomenal how he could see the future so clearly.
here it is!
The Flow not taken, by Robert Frost:
Two flows diverged in a yellow tool,
And sorry that I could not travel both,
and be one row - long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where disappeared in a macro
Then took the other just as fair,
but having perhaps the better claim
because there was less rows taking this path
though for having passed there
had made them really about the same
And both that morning equally lay
in outputs that no rows had saved a file
Oh - I kept the other branch for another day
yet knowing how BI leads onto BI
I doubted I ever would come back
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
two flows diverged in a yellow tool and I,
I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference.
@NicoleJohnson and I worked together on a reframing of the last verse of our other favourite Robert Frost poem.
Wanted to capture the longing to just absorb the beauty; and the tension with the integrity of a promise given (and the sense of resignation that a duty/commitment sometimes trumps desire)
For me this poem is all about sacrifice deliberately made without external cooercion because my promise is one of the only assets that I cannot tarnish.
Standing in front of Alteryx on a snowy day (last verse)
Platform's lovely - rich and deep,
but I've got promises to keep,
reports to build before I sleep,
results to ship before I sleep.