Lift the Disco Ban

We’re getting on December, which means Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voting time. Not that I should care – but this year I kinda do, and that’s because I notice that Chic has been nominated again. Actually, this makes the 5th time. They were also up in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008 – which…

Programming – Year One

On the way to the office this week I’ve been listening to the Stack Overflow podcast – a podcast by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky to discuss and promote their programming knowledge exchange site stackoverflow.com. So far, I guess my snap review would be to say yeah, OK, its reputation for pointlessness is not entirely…

Flashy Math and Civil Rights

Today I ran across an excellent example of how percentages can be used to mislead on Obama’s Civil Rights Agenda page. If you scroll down to the very bottom, there is a bullet point called “Empower Women to Prevent HIV/AIDS:” In the United States, the percentage of women diagnosed with AIDS has quadrupled over the…