Thoughts on Diversity in the Tech Industry... From a Black Computer Scientist

Let's be clear about one thing from the start: I'm a Black female with a Ph.D. in computer science. No shade, Sheryl Sandberg, but I've been "leaning in" since birth.This topic (and blog post) has been a long time coming. I wasn't sure, at first, how to best put my thoughts to words. Then I wasn't even sure if I should say anything at all, since it may ruffle some feathers. In the end, I didn't care. Some things need to be said. Most people think it, but few say it. I'll take one for the team....more
BrandiJeter THANK YOU!!!! You already know what that means coming from the one who motivated and ...more

Do You Know I'm Glad Now That You Fired Me?

As seen on the Huffington Post: “Today will be your last day.”These words randomly emerged from the recesses of my memory the other night....more
Dr Curly Rita Arens My sentiments exactly.more

Dear President Obama: What About Parents Who Stay Home?

[Editor's Note: This post has been updated as of 2:15 pm CT 1/22/2014. The author would like to clarify that she is not asking for a childcare tax credit for parents that stay at home. She believes increasing the dependent deduction by $3,000 instead would benefit more families in America.] So I watched the State of the Union address last night with my husband. It is a miracle I made it over half of the way through as most years I bail after 10 minutes....more
OH!!  A video all about this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me9yrREXOj4more

How to travel and see the world for very little money

We all have a deep-seated desire in each of us to travel, even if your idea of travel means going to the beach and sipping […] ...more

The world isn’t flat. And your butt shouldn’t be either.

I have a desk job, and I’ve noticed over the last few years, my ass has been obtaining that sad phenomena known as “secretary spread”. It ain’t pretty. One of my 2015 goals was to be more selfish, and tied to that, I decided to not spend 8+ hours a day with my butt in the seat....more

Pumpkin Muffins

This is kind of a picture re-do, although when I went to my original post--one of the first posted to this blog, I realized I had done something I often did in that first year of blogging--I'd tinkered with my go-to recipe to give you both a decadent version of what I usually make and a spare "healthy" version of what I make. I still hope that that is useful to some, but--truly--wouldn't it be nice to have the actual recipe I actually make every time I actually bake pumpkin muffins. Yeah, probably ....more

R.I.P Mr. Snow Day!

Remember when snow days were actually snow days, when you had an extra day off and could lounge on the couch watching re-runs of Sex and the City? Well, in case you’ve missed the funeral of the good ol’ Mr. Snow Day, here’s the non-official obituary: “Mr ....more

Coffee Break: The Side Eye At Work

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Work It: Patterned Sweatshirt

Patterned Sweatshirt – $34.95 – Photo credit: hm.com We’re having a snow day on this side of the blogosphere, and speaking of snow, cold, and battling the elements, I picked this patterned sweatshirt from H&M. Loving the winter white canvas of this jersey sweatshirt, adorned with a funky, yet classic, pattern. Loving the price too, at $34.95! ...more

Good Managers Vs. Bad Managers (Infographic)

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! ...more

Thoughts on Diversity in the Tech Industry... From a Black Computer Scientist

Let's be clear about one thing from the start: I'm a Black female with a Ph.D. in computer science. No shade, Sheryl Sandberg, but I've been "leaning in" since birth.This topic (and blog post) has been a long time coming. I wasn't sure, at first, how to best put my thoughts to words. Then I wasn't even sure if I should say anything at all, since it may ruffle some feathers. In the end, I didn't care. Some things need to be said. Most people think it, but few say it. I'll take one for the team....more
BrandiJeter THANK YOU!!!! You already know what that means coming from the one who motivated and ...more

The Apocalypse

So New York was supposed to have a huge snow storm, and people were lining up in droves buying everything on the shelves at the grocery/liquor/hardware stores. It makes me think about the resources we spend stocking up...more