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

List of Work From Home Jobs

Working from home has its perks. You can work on your own schedule and you can do it in your pajamas. Here are some companies that hire people to work at home ....more

3 Ways We are Tricked into Cyber Attacks

So just how are hackers able to penetrate all these huge businesses? Look no further than employee behavior—not an inside job, but innocent employees being tricked by the hacker....more

Being More Mindful During Your Social Media Time

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite places to connect online, and how I'm trying to do that in a more mindful way. I enjoy social media, sometimes too much. I spend valuable time on my phone when I could be playing with my kids (not a great example to set), reading a book, writing, or scrapbooking. And then, at the end of the day, I wonder where the time went. Of course, when I really think about it, I know where it went... ...more

When I grow up, I want to be a...

My son is practicing for his graduation. There are some songs and a skit that his class is doing, and part of the skit features the children saying what they want to be when they grow up. This is particularly funny to me, as my son changes his mind constantly: Monday: When I grow up, I want to be a scientist....more

How to Engineer a Death by Laughter Easily

For those of you trying to get this ghost color for your Legacy families, I’ve got a handy dandy Legacy Challenge legal way to engineer it. Take a look at the video below. ...more

Sharing Your Data from SAS Studio

Great! You are using SAS Studio. It’s free ....more

Skype English Lessons

This is my first post but I'm not really a seasoned blogger so I'll just do a quick intro. :)I am passionate about education and more importantly the need to transform education for learners worldwide. I travel a lot and have experienced so many different cultures, noticing stark differences in education systems and the opportunities available to young learners and professionals alike.  I expect that most of my entries will be about this topic and ideas and developments I find valuable for today's learners and teachers too! :)...more

What is Spam?

Everyone’s heard of spam as it pertains to emails. Spam isn’t necessarily a malicious message designed to trick you into revealing your credit card number or PayPal login information....more
419 phishing- By email at Most unsolicited ways of spamming.more

Two Semesters Teaching CS2 With C++ and Java

As you may recall, I have been experimenting with a CS2 design that teaches both C++ and Java in a single semester....more