Why do I maintain this site and blog? I believe everyone has something meaningful to say and share. Because gradients of difference our how we learn from each other. What you don’t know someone else might. So, I share my thoughts on my experiences, experiments, travel, and often ideas from the philosophy of minimalism. The one thing I wish I had learned more than anything else when I was younger. Why do I love minimalism?
Professional Summary I am a technology consultant with 10+ years experience as a technical Information Systems Analyst. I have worked primarily in the Telecommunications vertical and also on web and mobile application technologies. Most recently I have worked in the web content syndication space where I have developed my abilities in the Professional Services role. […]
Beer Rush is a HTML5 Game. The goal of the game is to serve beers to the customers as they slowly advance towards the barman. If any customers reach the end of the bar or a returning beer is not caught by the barman, the player loses a life. Open in new window/tab here.
“Running to Stand Still” is the title of the 5th track on U2’s 1980 Joshua Tree album. A song that I think aptly describes 2020 up to its midpoint, when I started to write this post. For the first time in a while, I felt the compounded weight of multiple crises stacked concurrently on one another. Each struggle equally demanding my full attention. I have on more than one occasion felt lost in the malaise of overwhelming tension and worry. Ryan Holiday’s “The Daily Stoic” and meditation have been the release valves that have helped me maintain focus and peace. I have been lucky and fortunate to have not have been as impacted as others.
Fast forward to 2020, engrossed in a pandemic. Throw in the cruel Georgia heat, hills & humidity. Along with an overarching need to get maximum efficiency out of our training time. Add all those together and you can see how ended up canceling our gym membership and purchasing a NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer Treadmill. It took months of research, product comparison, and deliberating for us to land on this one. This was no small purchase, so I am sharing this review in hopes that it helps you make your own decision.
I recently completed a Data Science course via General Assembly (GA). In that course, I learned all of the requisite skills to get started down a path in Data Science, be it for individual curiosity, career pursuits, or both. We were taught the techniques and the tools for everything from data gathering, to cleansing, model selection, feature tuning, and much more. I am grateful for that course and the baseline knowledge that GA gave me in Data Science. I wanted to pursue this course because too many models and algorithms are being created as black boxes with no transparency and lack the needed inclusion of minority voices in their design and feedback. I touch on the need for wide array of voices participating in Data Science in a panel I participated in at the Women Who Code CONNECT Conference.