Datamining 4.1: Education

Whew, that was one hell of a ride, but it seems to be over now.  Time for some Datamining.  This time Education.

There seem to be  several people who, like me, are self-educated.  I wanted to put in a category for that, but couldn’t figure out how to do it.  Even a PhD has some education derived from personal reading and analysis, so I’ll just go for Formal Education here.

People have also shown interest in the earning power of DDists.  This is harder because earning power can, and frequently does, change drastically.  I wanted to place two polls here, but don’t see a way to do it.  Next time.

Tip of the hat to everyone who had suggestions for categories (especially RiaD  🙂 )

Thanks for participating.  

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    • Boise Lib on December 4, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    2 year college degree here, but I’m about 20 credits away from a Bachelors Degree.  Going to school part time can take forever.

    • RiaD on December 4, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    I chose high school diploma. If they had life experience tests I’d prolly  do well in several areas.

    Besides being a wife & mother, I’m (what I like to think of as) a throw-back… I’ve lived a simpler lifestyle most of my married days. And learned the skills to do so. I can sew pretty much anything you want- if you can describe it & give me a coupla measurements; grow & can food; do repair work on tractors & trucks; have helped build our house- from foundation to framing to elec & plumbing; have done maintenance at apartment complexes. My husband and I had a home maintenance & landscaping business for years. I also did maid service for several people and a large church. And I was a substitute teacher and school bus driver for awhile.

    I once had the opportunity to go for ‘higher learning’, but I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. Still don’t know!

  1. But I have a hard time giving up my veil of enigmatude, so y’all will have to guess!  

  2. Well, it actually took a little longer than that…..but I also got a minor.  So I guess it all evens out in the end.  If I can figure out how to make it work I’m hoping to keep going  on to graduate school.  In all honesty though the majority of my knowledge comes from reading.  College was more for the technical skills than anything else.  

    If they didn’t bleed you dry to get an education it would all be so much easier……  

    • Robyn on December 4, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    …from the University of Oregon in 1981.  

  3. I was going after a Double Art major and they ran out of classes for me so I was doing post-grad work my last two years.  Never formally graduated however.

  4. I checked the first one listed.  Just to keep the record straight…

  5. I was just able to add my page to Technorati by doing some simple steps.  You can add your user page too which means your posts will be indexed by their spider and included in their search results.  This should increase readership quite a bit.

    First I went to Technorati and registered.    Registration is automatic with no confirmation necessary.  Then I found the link “Register Your Blog”.

    Enter your user page, not your news feed, in the URL box.  A short description and a few keywords that includes topics you cover in your essays.

    The next page will provide you with some coding, copy and paste that coding into the First part of one of your most recent posts.  The spider needs to find that link on your user page when it comes to visit so putting the coding in the first part of a recent post makes sure that the spider will find it.

    Once the coding is in place ask the spiders to re-index the site.

    It’s that easy, spend some time on Technorati and learn about their tagging system.  It’s a little complicated but well worth it on very important posts.


    • pico on December 5, 2007 at 2:10 am

    of finishing my PhD, so I picked PhD.  It’ll keep my honest by making me feel guilty until I actually finish the damned thing.

  6. Yup, I’m a nerd.

    You left law degree out of your poll! I’m guessing there are lots of lawyers here.

  7. So you’re an Einstein. Einstein freely admitted cheating to obtain academic degrees and announced: “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”

    I am delighted to see miracle workers here who seem to have survived their brain-numbing ordeals with formal education quite well and even seem quite intelligent for all of that.

    What’s the point, friend?

    Best,  Terry

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