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Big Data, Small World

Earlier today, some friends of mine and I read and shared a rather frightening article about the use of big data to target very specific sorts of people with political advertising via social media [1].  As someone who works as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Red Teaming

Red Teaming:  How Contrarian Thinking Is Revolutionizing The Military–And How It Can Transform Your Business, by Bryce G. Hoffman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Jellybooks.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book fits nobly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Underground Culinary Tour

The Underground Culinary Tour:  How The New Metrics Of Today’s Top Restaurants Are Changing How America Eats, by Damian Mogavero [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Jellybooks.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This particular book … Continue reading

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Book Review: SQL Server Source Control Basics

SQL Server Source Control Basics, by Robert Sheldon, Rob Richardson & Tony Davis When I went recently to the monthly Oregon SQL meeting [1] I happened to win this book in the raffle, and I found it to be an … Continue reading

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Solomon In Ecclesiastes: A Case Study On Scientific Reporting

This past Sabbath, our congregation’s retired pastor gave a deep and thoughtful message on the book of Ecclesiastes [1], and one of the elements I found particularly intriguing was his discussion of the way that Solomon reported the results of … Continue reading

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Some Minutes Of The September 2016 Oregon SQL Meeting

Having previously attended Oregon SQL on one occasion [1] and being at least somewhat interested in SQL as a whole [2], I was particularly intrigued by last night’s meeting because it included a discussion of Power BI, something my company … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rock Breaks Scissors

Rock Breaks Scissors:  A Practical Guide To Outguessing & Outwitting Almost Everybody, by William Poundstone As someone who enjoys reading practical guides on statistics and other related mathematical subjects [1], I found this book to be refreshing and enjoyable the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Draw To Win

Draw To Win:  A Crash Course On How To Lead, Sell, And Innovate With Your Visual Mind, by Dan Roam [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Target Marketing in exchange for an honest review.] Those who have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Buyer’s Guide To Business Intelligence Software: 2016 Edition

The Buyer’s Guide To Business Intelligence Software:  2016 Edition, Curated from End-User Reviews on:  TrustRadius A significant portion of my reading consists of material related to my work in data science.  Some of this reading is what I do for … Continue reading

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Some Minutes Of The SQL Brown Bag Lunch #3

[Note:  This blog is part of a series on sequel learning. [1]] After a hiatus of several months, this afternoon at work we had our third brown bag lunch, this one whose lunch from the Corner Café was provided by … Continue reading

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