Data Chewing

What’s this? A new blog?
Have you ever had one of those conversations where you’re really nerding out about some awesome interesting subject but the person you’re talking to has started to just nod along and look for the exits? If you’re a data analyst I’m going to bet the answer is yes. Unfortunately we can’t expect everyone to be super excited about how Richenbach’s Principle relates to operational performance or the merits of in-memory data and schema-on-read systems. I don’t know why some people find this stuff dull, but apparently they do. So here’s a new blog, somewhere I can write this stuff down, get it off my chest. Then maybe at dinner parties I can simply hand out business cards with this blog address instead.

What’s with the title?
I’m a big fan of Calvin and Hobbes and when looking about for a title I came across this strip. It’s part of a short series (click for the link) that really encapsulates the excitement and enthusiasm someone can have about a topic others just don’t see the appeal of. I figured that would do.