Wise Owl blogs written in 2021 (page 1 of 5)

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Reading Outlook emails and downloading attachments using Python

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 October 2021

This blog shows how you can use Python to loop over all of the emails in a folder in Outlook, saving the attachments for each to your hard disk.

Tags:   Python | Progamming

Python ModuleNotFoundError in VS Code using Code Runner

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 October 2021

How to solve the problem that Visual Studio Code can't find a module that you've imported.

Need a short diversion? Here our 5 random sites to amuse, plus one bonus one

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 September 2021

Some of the sites on this page will make you laugh, and some make you shake your head, but they should all entertain you for a moment or two!

Looking back on the occasion of our 50th newsletter

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 September 2021

As we reach our 50th newsletter, here's a look back over the different versions of our websites, starting with the first oh-so-basic FrontPage version in 1998 and finishing with our prospective new site (early days yet, though, so your opinions on it would be welcome! Oh, and we celebrate our 30th anniversary on 1st May next year: any ideas for how to commemorate this welcome!

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

The Financial Modelling World Cup

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 September 2021

Want a chance to prove your financial modelling skills? Participate in the Financial Modelling World Cup, or maybe just watch some Excel Esports …

Tags:   Excel | General

October 2021 Newsletter Competition - Colour by Numbers

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 September 2021

This month we're asking you to colour the squares in a picture black or white by following the numerical instructions.

Winner of (and stats for) the September 2021 newsletter quiz

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 September 2021

Congratulations to Susan Howard of Underscore Training for winning this month's competition (hers was the answer drawn by our calibrated, randomised Excel sorting hat). You can see some statistics on the quiz - and details of the calibration involved - at this blog.

September 2021 Power BI Update

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 September 2021

The September 2021 update to Power BI introduces even more features for customising buttons, a Power Automate connector and line chart series labels, along with a few other small changes.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

Five differences between Python and other languages

Posted by Andy Brown on 31 August 2021

How does Python compare with other programming languages like C#, VB or SQL? This blog looks at the differences we've come across in preparing our Python courses and videos.

Tags:   Python | General

What to do with your IKEA bags?

Posted by Andy Brown on 31 August 2021

The IKEA blue Frakta shopping bag is iconic, and everywhere. Here are 5 suggestions (not always totally serious) for how you can recycle your IKEA bags!

Review of a book on the Stuxnet worm

Posted by Andy Brown on 31 August 2021

The Stuxnet worm was one of the most sophisticated bits of software ever written. Find out exactly how the US and Israel used it to target Iranian uranium centrifuges, and see the implications this has for us all.

Power Apps causes 38 million records to be exposed online

Posted by Andy Brown on 31 August 2021

An investigation from security company UpGuard has revealed that many major US companies have exposed user data online through badly configured Power Apps applications.

Tags:   Power Apps | General

Changes to Power BI Desktop for August 2021

Posted by Andy Brown on 31 August 2021

This month sees individually customisable shapes and further refinements to the X axis constant line, among other improvements to Power BI Desktop.

Tags:   Power BI | Updates

We have new venues for our classroom courses in both London and Manchester

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 August 2021

Following the upheaval of COVID, we've got new venues for our classroom training courses in London and Manchester (although as this blog explains, we'll continue to offer online training too for the foreseesable future).

August 2021 Word Search Competition: Winner and Answer

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 August 2021

Congratulations to AJ Morales for winning last month's word search competition, and winning a fifty-pound Amazon voucher: you can see the answers in this blog.

August 2021 Newsletter Competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 July 2021

For this month's competition we invite you to find the 47 famous singers in the word search grid - unused letters will spell out 3 songs by one of the singers.

Answer to (and winner of) our July 2021 competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 July 2021

Last month's puzzle asked you to locate 4 mountains, and then give the coordinates of a 5th (Mount Everest), although as many people pointed out the puzzle contained a small factual error (apparently Mont Blanc ISN'T t the tallest mountain in Europe!).

A swear-word alternative to What 3 Words

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 July 2021

You may know about What 3 Words, which allows you to pinpoint your location in the world using just 3 words. Now there's Four King Words, which does the same for the UK and Ireland using just 4 swear words.

9 interesting facts about emojis to lighten your day

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 July 2021

Do you know why World Emoji Day is held on July 17th each year? Or how to see the world's emojis being tweeted in real time? Or that Microsft are trying to resurrect Clippy the paper-clip as an emoji? These are just 3 of the 9 fascinating facts explained in this blog!

You can now pay Wise Owl invoices online

Posted by Andy Brown on 27 July 2021

We've added a link to every invoice that we send out - clicking on this link will take you to an online payment form, so that you can pay invoices without having to call us.

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