Technology and Me, We Don't Get Along

I'm currently sitting on the sofa inside a hotel room of a small, cozy, not very state-of-the-art hotel in Pittsburgh. I've been here for eleven days, teaching in a graduate school program, and have two more days to go. I've just received a note slipped under my door stating that tomorrow the locks on all the hotel room doors will be switched over from old-fashioned keys to some newfangled contraption that will require a magnetic key card/thingie. Immediately, I call the hotel desk and ask if my room can be made exempt from this makeover until I check out....more

Five Things Every Black Woman in Tech Needs in a Support System

It’s already an uphill battle being “the one” or one of the very few, especially when you’re in the tech field. You spend almost every day trying to prove your abilities and education aren’t just a stroke of luck or the result of some Affirmative Action hire. Any input or response you provide is usually sifted over like a search for pearls in the sand, even if it’s the most obvious solution possible. If you happen to disagree with someone and hold your position, then you become the “Angry Black Woman.”...more
yet one more reason why i <3 our POTUS!more

Why the Media Madness Over Hillary's Emails is Just Another Smokescreen

Notwithstanding feverish media squeals about Hillary Clinton’s “private” email usage as Secretary of State, the fact is she adhered to the laws in place during her four years in that position.  The law insisting solely upon .gov email usage for government employees was not passed until nearly two years after Clinton left office, as Clinton made clear in Tuesday’s press conference.  Click-hungry pundits and agenda driven Republicans’ fear of Clinton’s “se...more
NichelleRae  You bet I do, Nichelle!  AP, NYT, WaPo and Politico have ALL had to walk back their ...more

Twitter Tip: The List vs. The Follow

About a year ago I started a new pop culture/entertainment blog called Old Ain’t Dead. I started a new Twitter account for it as well @OldAintDead. In the service of my new topic, I wanted to follow the tweets of many people and sources who write about entertainment and the stars making the pop culture news ....more

Let Me Tell You a Story About Budgets

Do you like stories? Stick around! Do you like budgets? ...more

Can an App really act as a Bodyguard?

In the event of an attack, new smartphone applications can be used to send an alarm to a pre-chosen person. And the potential victims location can then be tracked.But is this faster and more secure than a woman whipping out pepper spray and blasting a drunken buffoon who has her cornered in a parking garage at night?No....more

I'm Glad I Found Love in a Low-Tech World

I've been with my husband for over 12 years.  12 years.  While it may not seem like a long time, a lot has changed!...more

Bonus SAS Tips Before SAS Global Forum

I’m giving a talk on Preparing Students for the Real World of Data at SAS Global Forum next month. You’d think 50 minutes would be long enough for me to talk, but that just goes to show you don’t know me as well as you think you do. One point made in the template for papers is that you should not try to tell every single thing you know about the DATA step, for example, because it will bore your audience to death ....more

5 Easy Ways to Boost Traffic Right Now

Traffic is potentially the most important element of a blog. While all bloggers write because they enjoy it in some way, most are also writing to drive traffic, to get readers, and to build a community. But when you spend hours designing your blog, days thinking of interesting topics, weeks writing excellent posts, and months waiting for readers who just aren’t coming, what else can you do? ...more

FREE Small Business: Hot Small Business Ideas! eBook

Are you looking to start a new business but have no idea where to begin? Amazon has this handy and highly-rated Small Business: Hot Small Business Ideas! eBook for FREE! ...more

Hackers for Hire both Good and Bad

Ever see those public bulletin boards with all the business cards on them? Don’t be surprised if you spot one that says “Hacker•for•Hire.” These are hackers who will, for a nice juicy fee, hack into your wife’s Facebook account to see if she’s cheating on you....more

Make Money With Your Website

Are you a publisher who is interested in making money with their website or blog? The idea probably sounds interesting, but many publishers aren’t really sure where and how to start marketing their blog or website and begin making money with their writing. If that is the case, we offer you the perfect platform for you to turn something that has until recently been a hobby of yours into a steady monthly income that could enable you to actually live off of what you most enjoy doing – creating and publishing ....more

January 2015 Income Report – Report 1

We have been thinking about posting an income report for the TOTS Network (which has 2 blogs and for awhile now. We have always put it off for various reasons: time, did not want to seem like we were bragging etc. After some coercion from readers, we will post our income each month ....more