The importance of measuring your business pain

If you write a blog, you deal with spam comments. That's just part of the deal. Spammers are forever inventing new and creative methods for "tricking" you into accepting their spam comments. These comments have nothing to do with your blog topic but do contain trackback links to their own […]

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Traffic report: the most visited posts of 2011

Lots of the visitors to this blog arrive here by way of Google search (welcome!). Thanks to search engines and a few well placed keywords, the same older posts (let's call them "timeless topics") seem to attract the most traffic from year to year. I hope that the searchers find […]

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A sure-fire SAS Global Forum idea: yours for free

You can still get a paper proposal in for SAS Global Forum 2012. All you need is an idea. And probably some data. And also, some techniques for analyzing that data. Oh, and some conclusions would be helpful as well. I know: you are a busy person! You might not […]

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SAS-L: 25 years old and still spry

The popular mailing list for the SAS user community hits a milestone this weekend by turning 25. 25 is often referred to as the "silver anniversary", but for a quarter century SAS users have found gold among the messages in this list, which feature everything from questions and answers about […]

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Google Reader bundles for SAS-related blogs

I use Google Reader to keep up with SAS-related conversations on the blogosphere.   I thought it would be nice to share the lists of blogs that I follow as "shared bundles".  If you also use Google Reader, it will be very easy for you to add these bundles to […]

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A surprise announcement from the DO Loop

This morning Rick Wicklin announced his (hostile?, nah...) takeover of the technical blog space at SAS. I'll admit that it took me by surprise when I awoke in Siberia this morning. It's so cold here; I can't feel my fingers as I type. This is probably a punishment for the […]

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This list goes to 11

It's almost 2011, so let's reflect on the top 11 posts (by number of visits in 2010) on this blog. Not all of these posts were written in 2010; in fact, some of these date back to 2007. But apparently they are oldies and goodies. 1. SAS 9.2 and SAS […]

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Aggregating assault: SAS blogs are everywhere!

Last week I was invited to join the growing list of SAS blogs in the new sas-x.com aggregator. I was happy to add my blog there -- anything that I can do to help this content get to a wider audience. If you have a SAS-related blog, I encourage you […]

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Smart Cats with blogs on stats

Let's face it: ever since cats learned how to access the Internet, they've managed to besmirch their prestigious status as the "smarter-if-a-bit-aloof" pet. They've starred in many demeaning YouTube videos, bringing shame to their species for the sake of some cheap laughs. But I'm here to tell you: there are […]

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Who let the Devs out?

Look out, SAS and software nerds: there are more techy blogs headed your way via blogs.sas.com. Beginning this week, I've been joined by two of my fellow SAS R&D staffers: Rick Wicklin presents The DO Loop, which focuses on SAS/IML and other subjects of interest to statistical programmers, and SAS […]

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