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10 Mac and Windows Excel Functions You Need to Know

Excel. Love it or hate it. Embrace it or dread it. It's a program I enjoy teaching and many don't fully understand the power at your fingertips. No matter the financial program you use, nearly all can export or ODBC link their data to Excel. What should you know to...

Din Tai Fung Portland Opening

After over a month of waiting for our reservation, we ate at the new Portland Restaurant Din Tai Fung that opened in Washington Square. You are greeted by a brigade of dumpling chefs carefully rolling, stuffing, and crimping each dumpling with precision and care. As...

Net Neutrality Rally

What a turnout! Braving the cold crisp winter day, supporters of Net Neutrality came out to support our efforts to put our measure on the November ballot! Thank you to Representative Jennifer Williamson, Representative Pam Marsh, Senator Sara...

Oregonians for Net Neutrality

On January 18, I filed an initiative petition with the Oregon Secretary of State. The petition would require internet service providers practice net neutrality in Oregon, meaning they cannot discriminate against types or sources of data when providing access to...

TVF&R Ride Along

On April 16th I joining TVF&R at Station 59 for a 24 hour shift ride along. https://www.facebook.com/Thomas4Oregon/photos/a.220984098009579.49999.171098039664852/964381440336504/?type=3&theater https://twitter.com/mrthomasfrank/status/721347122109370368...

West Linn’s fiber network of the future

Published in the West Linn Tidings on January 28, 2016: One of this year’s City Council goals is to research the feasibility of a municipal fiber network. Other Oregon cities have moved forward and created their own municipal fiber utility. These municipal fiber...

Thanksgiving Boxes 2015

Thank you to all the volunteers, donors and Safeway for making this Thanksgiving food box drive one of the most successful ever!  We couldn't have done it without all of your generosity and support.  Here are some pictures of both the collection and distribution of...

Willamette Falls December 2015

The Willamette Falls - the second largest falls in North America by volume - became close to becoming the first after the heavy rains of December.  I thought it would be interesting to show the falls during the height of the storms from West Linn Paper.  The top image...

West Linn Police Ride-Along

On Saturday, October 10, I rode-along with Officer James Ables as he patrolled West Linn.  The night started off with a domestic violence case at the Police Station and then moved to two DUII arrests and one traffic stop.  I live tweeted the event using hashtag...