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Separating the Sheep from the Goats with Political Data Mining 16 Aug 2013 | 06:25 pm

In the 2012 U.S. presidential election we witnessed an unprecedented usage of data mining to increase the effectiveness of political campaigning. The incumbent President Obama soundly defeated the cha...

Using Switch-Case Statements and Fall Through Effectively 12 Oct 2012 | 05:54 pm

Switch-Case statements with fall through in Java are often cited as being the source of accidental bugs. Skip a ‘break’ statement and you end up processing the next [..]

Moving the Big Rocks 2 Aug 2012 | 11:58 am

The world lost Stephen Covey recently. Although the cult-like admiration of some of his followers always weirded me out a little, I think he had some great lessons [..]

Reluctantly Facebooking 2 Aug 2012 | 11:47 am

It’s hard to believe I haven’t posted since February. Given the topic of my last blog post and the length of time that has passed since, I feel [..]

Adieu to Facebook 15 Feb 2012 | 06:24 pm

I deactivated my Facebook account tonight. I’ve been threatening it a while now. I finally reached my tipping point. While filling out the deactivation form, I was asked to select a reason. I selecte...

Spring Annotations That Look More Like the Disease Than the Cure #Java 2 Feb 2012 | 07:39 pm

First off, I will preface this post with the caveat that I have a lot of respect for the Spring framework and the talented engineers who brought it to the community.  Given a blind choice between a Sp...

Ron Paul Making His Move? 11 Jan 2012 | 06:28 pm

The election results in New Hampshire tonight seem pretty unexpected to me.  CNN is projecting Ron Paul to take second while trailing Romney by 15 points.  I hate to read too much into it, but it seem...

The Real Problem with Occupy Wherever #OWS 21 Nov 2011 | 01:32 pm

I have blogged before about what I see as zombie groups united more by rage than any particular ideals.  I think some aspects of what I said then could be applied to the Occupy groups, but I also reco...

The Problem With Free Web-based Services 25 Oct 2011 | 01:49 am

I have been observing for quite a while the proliferation of free web-based services.  The growth of these free services has caused me a great deal of concern.  What’s wrong with me?  Shouldn’t everyo...

Pod Cars 15 Oct 2011 | 01:02 am

When I posted last night, I had no idea the term “pod cars” was already in use commercially.  My usage of the term was completely coincidental.  I read about pod cars later on a few news sites and at ...

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