Category Archives: Wordplay and Commentary

Game Design and Choices of Creation

Concerning my self-imposed goals to write and produce games: Human decision-making is largely fueled by seeking out novel/familiar stimuli, as well as avoiding previous pain points and repeating pleasurable experiences. We will need to keep this paradigm in mind: People … Continue reading

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Jaro-Winkler in ORACLE and textual fuzzy matching

There is a little-known (and hence heavily under-utilized) function in Oracle 11g and up. This is the Jaro-Winkler algorithm (and the companion algorithm named Edit Distance). The Jaro-Winkler algorithm tells you what level of permutation would be necessary in order … Continue reading

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Future Works

I’m really looking forward to getting my new desktop computer. My wife and I got a newer system for Xmas (in the Futurama tradition for holiday names), and I plan on crunching more of the World Bank data into KML. … Continue reading

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Hot Jobs in Tech: Technology As An Individual Economy

First off, I wanted to share this infographic created by KForce, one of the staffing agencies that handles large corporate accounts. Take a moment and look it over. You’ll probably notice that architect positions and mobile developers are in high … Continue reading

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OEDB and Trends in the IT Field

I was recently contacted by Xavier Gray and his colleagues, whom requested that I write a bit about their online website (I wouldn’t truly call it a database, it’s more akin to a career/education guide). The website in question is … Continue reading

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The Boggan’s Market: Adventure Paths, Vol. I

The Boggan’s Market: Adventure Paths, Vol. I http://amzn.com/B0096RXU0U Come find your way to adventure in this fun book – choose your own path through the mysterious market at the edge of the forest. Explore another world with this interactive book … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Lazy, and Learn for Life

I am enrolled in Drexel‘s MSIS, and have only a few classes to go. Currently, I’m finishing up my pre-req courses to finish the Masters of Science in Information Systems (MSIS). Before this, I completed my MSLIS (MS Library and … Continue reading

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Working in Healthcare IT

Part of the appeal of working in IT is that there should be a constant stiving to learn and excel. Programming and technology depends on being cutting-edge, staying ahead of the curve. As someone who works at Symantec once told … Continue reading

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Transitioning Careers into the Technical Realm

When I was in high school, I intended to be a .com boomster, and ride the digital era into that $1m jackpot. After I graduated from the illustrious Churchill High School, I went to community college and studied for a … Continue reading

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Digital Libraries, Content, and Structure

Digital libraries are a major element in the formation of the Internet. For those of you whom don’t remember, originally the Internet just had these index pages full of links, with little rhyme or reason to them – this was … Continue reading

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