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What Courage Is

Was on one of my regular runs today when the words “courage is not acting in the absence of fear, but in spite of it” suddenly came to mind and never left. Can’t quite remember where exactly I read it or heard it, but those words have always comforted me […]

Business vs. IT

I was reminded today in a book I’m reading on visual analytics that the purpose of any analytical project is ultimately to make better decisions. Coming from a mixed business and IT background, I have had my fair share of IT vs. Business conundrums. With my IT hat on, I’m always […]

For the lack of a plan

I spent close to five hours working on an assignment that I thought would take me an hour at the most. It was an ad hoc project, and as often the case with many ad hoc projects you can’t really tell how long they’d take till they were done. My […]

Beautiful cartoon on running

There’s a wonderful cartoon on running over at The Oatmeal. Beautiful as always, especially to this avid runner without a chance in hell of winning any running awards (“so why do it?” they ask — not quite understanding that I run for running’s sake. I just don’t get it, either).