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Happy Crafting Day my friends!   I totally blanked and while I uploaded that scrapbook layout to Youtube last week, I never posted it here!  So make sure you check out that Close To My Heart Chalk It Up Scrapbook layout I did including all 3 kiddos at the bottom of the page! ( I [...
Its a sparkly crafty kind of day today!  I love the new Chalk It Up Work Shop on the Go kit!!  Chalk it Up is a top 5 of the new collections in the 2014 Annual Idea Book with Close to My Heart (Check it out HERE) I first said I was making a layout […]
Hey Friends! Today’s Tues Tut is fun with the kids! I can’t believe they go back to school a week from Monday already here!!!  Maybe that means I’ll finally get all these videos edited and up online! YAY!  But I am going to miss them!  We’ve done a lot of fun pr...
**POST UPDATE – New Consultants Added to Team***   Get closer with Close To My Heart!  I would really like you to meet some amazing GEMS!  I can’t express to you how proud I am of so many of these incredible people who share so much talent and time to benefit the scrap...
Happy Tuesday My Friends! Would love to hear more about what you are up to today?  If you want to tell me, I would love to take a look in the comments today to hear!  But, I’m sure if you’re reading this, YOU are here because you want to learn a little something about craft...
Hey All!  So it is Wednesday and there is bunches I want to share and happening again… I’m LATE as usual for just about everything and a space cadet with time frames, time zones and just time in general….it’s my nemesis! You??? Well I made an unexpected trip to ...
It’s BACK and Better than EVER!!!!   The Cropped mystery box challenge is back and better than ever which is why we are calling it Cropped 2.0!  This time offering 3 different Mystery Box choices to fit any crafter! This 2 day LIVE virtual event that will be held right Here at ww...
Back in the early Nineties, I was working on a Ph.D applying a tool called a Geographic Information System (GIS) to the challenge of modelling archaeological deposits under cities. For those of us worrying about these things, Mark Monmonier‘s then-newly published first edition of...
I am taking on this challenge that Deborah Mussack posted on Facebook today….she asked: Can you think of 100 positive things about your life? So here it goes! I am going to list just 100 of the most positive things in my life….They are going to be in random order and not by...
I am ecstatic at how these necklaces for the kids Teachers turned out!!!! I used the ImpressArt metal stamping tools and all new Soft Strike Alkeme bases to create amazing custom name jewelry!  I stamped each metal ring with each of the kids names from the class and placed the teachers...
Private clouds are real. It’s well past time to grow up and accept this. Not every IT workload is most logically run in a cloud, now or in the future. But, for those workloads where cloud is advantageous, it seems likely that public cloud will eventually supplant both private clo...
Have you ever needed a to make a huge batch of cards, maybe for invitations, thank you cards, craft shows, birthdays or some kind of gifts?  Well I needed to make over 160+ Thank you cards and I am so excited with how so many of these thank you cards turned out!  I made 4 styles [̷...
I first came across Infochimps as they set about building one of the early Data Market offerings. I recorded a couple of podcasts with CTO and co-founder Flip Kromer over the years, in 2009 and 2012, tracking some of the ways in which the company and the market were evolving. Since the...
The travel industry has much to gain — and much to offer us, its customers — through smarter use of the data it already collects. This shouldn’t, as I’ve argued before, be a substitute for employing, training and empowering good people. But as an adjunct to what they can do...
The Data Platform Group at Microsoft does a lot, from SQL Server and their Hadoopey HDInsight offering through to Business Intelligence and analytics capabilities which sit in or on top of the humble Excel spreadsheet. I’ve touched upon pieces of this whole before, in a 2009 podc...
In face to face interactions we are programmed to recognise the importance of feedback. As we move many previously physical interactions online, are we in danger of forgetting just how important it is? When you walk into a shop and buy something, a plethora of tangible and intangible s...
With all the noise around newer technologies such as Hadoop, it would be easy to assume that the data analytics space is new — and totally dominated by the NewSQL/ NoSQL tools pouring out of the world’s startups. It would be easy. But it would also be wrong. Data analytics, busin...
It’s sometimes easy to assume that the large clusters of commodity servers commonly associated with open source big data and NoSQL approaches like Hadoop have made supercomputers and eye-wateringly expensive high performance computing (HPC) installations a thing of the past. But ...
As data volumes increase and marketing channels proliferate, corporate sales teams  struggle to efficiently identify the real prospects worth an investment of their time. At Infer, a team experienced in applying predictive analytics to the web-scale problems faced by companies like Goo...
Big Data is undeniably hot right now, and to many Hadoop is inextricably linked to the broader Big Data conversation. And yet, Hadoop has a reputation for being complex, and unpolished, and difficult, and ‘technical,’ and a host of other less-than-glowing attributes which m...
That global accountancy giant KPMG should be interested in data is not, perhaps, surprising. That KPMG would use its own money to “invest in, partner with and acquire organisations that specialise in data and analytics tools and assets” was less immediately obvious to me. B...
Portland-based Orchestrate (orchestrate.io) rolls out its commercial NoSQL offering today, claiming to significantly decrease the time, cost and complexity of putting cloud-based data to work. I took the chance to speak with co-founder and CEO (and former Basho co-founder) Antony Falco...
People in this business get quite worked up about the conflicts of interest faced by ‘influencers’; analysts, prominent bloggers, and the rest. That concern is understandable and reasonable. We do need to know when the advice, guidance and opinion we’re being given is...
I used to podcast pretty regularly, on this site and elsewhere. Then other things got in the way and, before I knew it, almost two years had passed since my last podcast here. Well, it’s time to put that right. I’m podcasting again, and I’ve got a nice pipeline of gue...
Cloud computing is great, right? As a way to get something up and running quickly, affordably, and with a minimum of fuss, it can rarely be beaten. But some of the most compelling attributes of the public cloud are best suited to ephemeral or (relatively!) short-term use cases. You can...
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In today’s world, nursing school is not just for people in their 20’s. Some people choose to enter a nursing program even after retirement. There is no wrong age to enter the field, and students who are older than their peers should not feel intimidated. Older students actually h...
Survey results, like infographics, make up a depressingly large part of the delay email deluge. And, like almost every infographic ever made, most of these surveys are a complete waste of time. They’re blatantly self-serving, and based upon laughably small sample sizes. Every now...
There are thousands of pre-medical students that apply for medical school each year, and only a slim percentage gain admission. It’s distressing that students who have dreamed of becoming a physician all of their lives simply cannot because their application to medical school was poor....
Byline: Alex is a student, writer and a blogger. He can help you to write an admission essay. Follow him on twitter @AlexPetryck. Admission essays are very much important to the school you are applying. Their significance might not seem very huge but they count when you want to be acce...
Unusually for me, I’ve found myself at reasonably local events over the past few days. Leeds last Wednesday to hear people discuss big data, York last Friday to talk about open data, and Hull today to check out the city’s impressive new work space. It’s easy to look beyond the local...
I wasn’t going to talk about the current fuss around PRISM, but the speed with which conjecture, rumour and some (good) newspaper investigative work has turned into ‘fact’ and ‘truth’ online makes this worth addressing. The conjecture may be correct. The N...
I recently set up a new Tumblr site, in addition to my main blog here at cloudofdata.com. It’s been running for a few days now, and I’m deliberately posting just one entry each day to explore a topical news item, issue, or trend. We are all inundated by a constant stream of...
The #CloudFirst trend is spreading, with Government Minister Francis Maude finally committing the UK to the approach earlier this month. But I remain concerned that there’s too much stick and not nearly enough carrot… and that cloud adoption more generally is ill-served by ...
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) is holding its Forecast event in San Francisco in June, and I’ve been invited to moderate the panel discussing Virtual Machine Interoperability. As moderator, I’ll be far more interested in facilitating insights from panel and audience t...
Last month, RightScale’s State of the Cloud report got me thinking about the rise of multi-cloud solutions. Next month, I’ll be moderating a Mapping Session at GigaOM’s Structure event to work out how, where, when, why and if this trend is going to prove significant. ...
There have always, it seems, been people for whom attribution and citation really matter. Some of them passionately engage in arguments that last months or years, debating the merits of comma placement in written citations for the work of others. Bizarre, right? But, as we all become i...
Albert Einstein, you may have heard, was a clever man. He scribbled equations on blackboards, thought big thoughts, and all of that. But, allegedly, he also said Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. These words have resonated with me recently, as I’ve...
I was in New York in March, taking part in GigaOM’s Structure:Data event. As usual on these trips, I spent the day before the event walking around the city, soaking up some air, getting rained on, using coffee to stay awake, and meeting with a number of local companies. Of the co...
Last night, cloud database company Xeround announced that they’re shutting down the version of their service hosted in public clouds such as Amazon, Rackspace, GreenQloud, and others. Users of the free service have until 8 May to move elsewhere, whilst paying customers have until...