NicoleSwan.com

I like to ride my bike.

Normalized Data ISN’T for Sissies

Today, Jason Kottke, a highly popular blogger, posted an entry titled Normalized data is for sissies. He’s usually very on pointe, but this entry was way off base.
From his article:

Something that’s always confused me is the near-religion of data normalization among programmers and database admins. Every developer I’ve ever worked with has told [...]

NicoleSwan.com reporting for duty

National Education Association (NEA) President Reg Weaver spoke at my place of employ tonight. I sent a NicoleSwan.com staff reporter out on the beat to cover it and report back.
Give the reporter a day to gather her thoughts and expect her summary tomorrow.

Missing the Target Audience

I was checking out a story on Yahoo News today, when I noticed an interesting sidebar advertisement. It was an animated ad against Tom Daschle, Senate Minority Leader, from South Dakota. The senatorial race between Tom Daschle and Republican opponent, John Thune is quite the heated contest in South Dakota.

I was intrigued by [...]

Because I Can

As much as I love to bake, I’ve never made bagels. I decided to try my hand at it this weekend. Of course, I decided to start this project at midnight last night (or today I suppose). I finished at 1:30pm this afternoon.

In case you’re curious, there’s a twelve hour refrigeration period [...]

For lack of better words

Reading material currently residing next to my bed:

The Second Time Around by Mary Higgins Clark
jemima j by Jane Green
The Lottery Winner by Mary Higgins Clark
The October 2004 issue of Communications of the ACM
All the Trouble in the World by PJ O’Rourke
Science Under Seige: The Politicians’ War on Nature and Truth by Todd Wilkinson
High Tide in [...]

“I don’t think the Patriot Act abridges your rights at all.” - From Bush to us with love

I found the debate tonight much more interesting than the last one. The audience members asked some tough questions most of which were not the usual crap that’s mulled and mashed through the media all the time.
The debate also brought into sharp focus why I’m not voting for Bush. I’ll admit that [...]

Dreams

To live in a bike friendlier world. To create the greatest collection of fabulous shoes ever assembled. To see a viable third party in US politics. To get local Rio team riders to acknowledge existence on road.

Get the feed

Search

  • Worth Reading