Friday, April 11, 2008

Minnesota Politics viewed through spreadsheet gadgets

MNPublius is a blog which is "tracking the status of Minnesota Politics", which, in a recent post, they've decided to visualize using charts and data summaries from a Google spreadsheet. They present the poll results for the 2008 senate race and presidential race as well as approval ratings of 3 local politicians. They've embedded these charts and data summaries right in their blog post, which makes it a nice visual page.
Note - this probably marks the beginning of some posts which point to examples of people using spreadsheet gadgets rather than pointing to the actual underlying spreadsheet itself). To see more examples, visit the Google Docs help center.

Site:MNPublius Blog
Page/Post:PMN Polling Report

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Triathlon Training Log (Reader Submission)

A reader named Ray kindly submitted this a few weeks back - and I was just slow to add it...
He said: "I grew tired of having to be near one computer to update my workouts so I decided to use 'the Google'! Awesome tool - thanks for making training easier!"
This spreadsheet is practically a full software product if you're looking to track your triathlon training... multiple sheets, well formatted, nice charts, etc.

Spreadsheet:Triathlon Training Log