I've been messing around with Microsoft Chart, for something Bob and I are doing at this week's How to Kick People, and I've noticed designing charts is sort of like learning a different language. And, like speaking another language for a while, my brain has grown comfortable thinking in chart-symbols.
I have labeled this post "part 1" which is usually a very good sign that there will be no part 2. But for now, please enjoy the first batch of residual fruits from my Microsoft Chart Berlitz course. I'm calling this chart, "ME TIME."