Don’t get “Theranosed”

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Kaiser Fung just posted a blog titled “Tip of the day: don’t be Theranosed” where he defines “theranosed” as: Theranos (v): to spin stories that appeal to data while not presenting any data To be Theranosed is to fall for scammers who tell stories appealing to data but do not present any actual data. This […]

Foto Friday – Sunrise through the Clouds

Sunrise through the clouds

This is another capture of a cloudy sunrise over Myrtle Beach. This was captured with a Canon 5DSR and a Canon 16-35 f/4 sitting on a Gitzo 1228 MK2 Tripod. Buy a copy of Sunrise Through the Clouds

Foto Friday – Burrowing Owls playing Peak-A-Boo

Burrowing Owls Playing "Peak-a-boo"

A capture of a Burrowing Owl Couple checking things out from their hole.  Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 Mark II.   Purchase a copy of Burrowing Owls playing Peak-A-Boo for your wall

Can you really win if you aren’t the best?

Can you really win if you aren’t the best?

People often say that if you work hard and apply yourself, you’ll succeed. But lets be realistic….that isn’t always true, especially because everybody has a different definition of ‘succeed.’   Sure, you can work hard and apply yourself and become better than you were, but it doesn’t mean you’ll become the ‘best’ at something.  That’s […]

Foto Friday – Bluebird at Rest

Bluebird at rest

A quick capture of a mail bluebird at rest.  He had spent most of the day trying to keep his new fledged babies safe and fed. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 400 DO L with 1.4x III extender.  

Good data science isn’t about finding answers to questions

Good data science isn't about finding answers to question

I just finished reading an article over on Fast Company titled “How Designers Are Helping HIV Researchers Find A Vaccine.”  The story related in this article is a perfect example of what ‘good’ data science looks like.  The data scientists and designers worked together to build a platform that made it easy for anyone to dive […]

Foto Friday – Mountains and the Lake, Glacier National Park

This is a landscape photo of Mount Grinnell from Swiftcurrent lake. There was quite a bit of haze around which made for some interesting lighting and colors.

This is a landscape photo of Mount Grinnell from a boat on Swiftcurrent Lake. There was quite a bit of haze around which made for some interesting lighting and colors. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Sigma 12-24 II.   Buy a copy of Mountains and the Lake  

Revisting my Savi 745W headset

Savi headset

In February 2012, I posted a review of a new headset that I had just purchased. The review, titled Plantronics Savi W745 headset – a review, provided a quick overview of the 745 headset and I gave it the following recommendation: This headset is easy to setup and is crystal clear.  Highly highly recommended. If you have […]

Five things the CEO wants to know about Big Data

Five things a CEO needs to know about big data

I spend a lot of time talking to companies about big data and data science. Many conversations are with people at the CxO level (CEO’s, COO’s, CFO’s, etc etc) and usually revolve around basic discussions of big data and data analytics.   One of the things that has surprised me a little from these discussions […]

Foto Friday – A Walk in the Meadow

A meadow off of Camas Road in Glacier National Park.

A meadow off of Camas Road in Glacier National Park. Buy a copy of A Walk in the Meadow