What do you do when you've bought a lot of junk? You buy even more stuff: you buy shelves to organize your junk. (No, we're not about to have a yard sale. We like our junk. )

This blog post is the shelf for my blog posts and is my chance to properly introduce each series. Blog posts can appear in multiple series.

# PI Theory series

Most people gloss over the theory to be able to get to the practical applications sooner. Not me. I believe that if you have a good understanding of the theory, you have an easier time with the practical applications and have a better appreciation for what you're dealing with (in this case, the PI system). In this series, we dive head-first into the "boring" material that was never shown to you. Also, if you want OSIsoft to cover more theory, please vote here.

PI Theory |
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Converting from "table thinking" to "PI thinking" |

PI AF is not a hierarchy |

Bitmasks & netmasks explained |

# PI Participation series

PI Square uses points to gamify participation. This series explores the distribution of points and some (sometimes underhanded) ways to increase your participation in the PI community, whether to get more points, increase your reputation, or genuinely add value to the community. Some of these posts may or may not be cringeworthy…

# About PI Square series

These are blog posts about PI Square that are not covered by the previous series.

About PI Square |
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Multiple OSIsoft SSO accounts—an identity crisis |

PI Square's groups—finally organized! |

How PI Square breaks its own Terms Of Use |

# PI Suggestion Compilation series

Each blog post in this series compiles suggestions from OSIsoft's feedback website in a way that the feedback website does not. If there is a certain quality that you are passionate about, such as security or redundancy, then you can vote to your heart's content by having all such suggestions in one place.

PI Suggestion Compilation |
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Critical |

Security |

Speed |

Space |

Redundancy |

Cross-Platform |

Deprecation |

Clarity |

Data Type |

Ideal website/web application (see the last 2 tables) |

Quick |

Uncategorized |

PI suggestions with suggested actions |

# PI Suggestion Support series

The blog posts in this series show support for a suggestion on OSIsoft's feedback website. This does not necessarily mean that I think that these suggestions are critical. It just means that there was detailed support that I felt that I could add.

# PI Program Overview series

The blog posts in this series look at groups of PI programs.

PI Program Overview |
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PI install kit inheritance |

List & future of PI client programs |

# PI & Excel series

These blog posts show ways to use PI and Excel together.

PI & Excel |
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Beyond PI DataLink: analyzing large data sets in Excel using PI SQL products |

A spreadsheet to convert access control lists (ACLs) to tables |

Complete list of tuning parameters |

# Not-In-Any-Series series

These blog posts are not in any series… yet.

Not-In-Any-Series |
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