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Friday
Aug122016

More Perspectives on Sharing Large Open Research Data Sets: Physics

Such a program governance will only be effective if it is closely aligned with the program itself not just its “open data” goals.

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Sunday
Aug072016

Trials and Tribulations of Converting a Blog from Squarespace 5 to Mobile-Friendly Squarespace 7

I’ve been very pleased with the look and feel of the new template. Experimenting with different fonts, sizes, colors, and appearance of various elements is remarkably easy, as it was with Squarespace 5. But I’m finding that “cleanup” process to be long and tedious

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Saturday
Aug062016

Dennis McDonald's Weekly Top Ten

For a given 7-day period this list shows the most popular Managing Technology posts.

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Wednesday
Aug032016

Some Perspectives on Sharing Large Open Research Data Sets

We’re probably going to see an increasing number of of reports like Genetic Drivers of Immune Response to Cancer Discovered Through ‘Big Data’ Analysis where access to and analysis of a large body of previously collected data leads to significant findings.

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Tuesday
Jul122016

Chrome OS: Friend, Threat, or Menace?

As much as I enjoy using Chrome OS, I would think long and hard before recommending it to someone else especially someone who has to work “in the real world” where organizations still operate with local storage and networking infrastructure.

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Monday
Jul112016

Thinking About “Data Program Governance”

Creating a data program governance strategy is not unlike creating other types of enterprise business strategies.

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Wednesday
Jul062016

Improved Data Access Requires More than Analytics and Technology

Whatever the environment, new data management and analysis technology may be important, but success and sustainability will also be driven by how we manage it and by how successful we are in putting data users and their priorities into the driver’s seat.

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Friday
Jul012016

Things Growing in our Yard on July 1, 2016 

Things Growing in our Yard on July 1, 2016
Wednesday
Jun292016

Things Growing in our Yard on June 29, 2016

Things Growing in our Yard on June 29, 2016
Monday
Jun272016

No More Surveys!

Know also that I intend to ignore polling numbers as the election season ramps up. For all the reasons suggested above I believe that polling numbers released to the public without serious methodological detail will be worthless and not to be trusted.

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