Data Science

Cars, Patients and Potatoes – the impact of Big Data

As a “Data Enthusiast” I have been excited about the growth of data availability and utilization for years. In my opinion, the democratization of data accessibility is just in its early stages. Visualizations that bring data to life are making it so actions can be taken with a quantified approach. This revolution with the utilization of data for all business has just begun, which will improve the quality of life.

Fiction

A Handmaid in Dystopia

I have a flair for dystopian novels, movies or comics. I suppose they bring my worst nightmares to life in detail, which in a strange way is exciting. Based on the genre’s popularity I suspect the same for a large portion of the population that it appeals to. Offred, the protagonist of this book tells her story as a Handmaid, where she lives an almost enslaved life of servitude in a not so far dystopian future.

Comics

It’s Neil Gaiman and the DC Universe!

It’s Neil Gaiman and the DC Universe! What else could I ask for? Of course this book is fantastic! In anticipation of seeing Neil Gaiman live at the end of the month, I blazed through this comic collection all at once with excitement.

Data Science

Data: Is it really Cataclysmic?

Some people find the sheer amount of data now available terrifying or boring to look at. What others find mundane or scary about it, I find exciting. Aggregating a large set of data and making sense of it in a clean and colorful graph brings me joy! This book, Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking), brings in the human side by aggregating the results of human interest, as it relates primarily to the world of dating.

Fiction

The many Shenanigans of Locke

I picked this novel up in December, in anticipation of my book club for last week. Reading such a long book is usually not my first choice, but I figured I would give it a shot with having two months and several plane rides to have to pass the time. I have a mixed analysis of the book.

Graphic Novel

Waiting…for more

It is now the last day of my holiday break. I will be returning to work tomorrow, but before I do I am attempting to get in as much reading as possible. As a follow up to the first volume of Castle Waiting that I read two years ago for my Comic Book club, I read the second volume.

Comics

Don’t be a Scrooge this Christmas

It is now the holidays, and I finally have a chance to catch my breath. Prior to the next 24 hours of holiday festivities gearing up, I spent part of my morning reading leisurely. I had read A Christmas Carol in my youth, but had not encountered the rather fun graphic novel version until just a few days ago. This morning, I was able to zip through this colorful version of the story in a short and enjoyable 30 minutes.