About DataTater

Born  and raised in Maine, educated in Ohio, paid to sweat in Florida, paid to learn in California, paid to think in Maryland and Japan. Then I got my first real job.

With my first company, I went from having a stapler thrown at me because it was snowing out,(obviously my fault)  through a stint on the phones  advising and consoling weary and unwary travelers (and apologizing for anything and everything that ever happened to them), to the  effete Ivory Tower world  of Data Modeling (seriously? You’re going to PAY me to do this?).

Now I think I’m in my last job, still not quite sure I should be making money at what I’m doing, but willing to keep taking it.

I’ve seen a lot of foolishness out there, I’ve been responsible for some of it, and this blog is my way of sharing it with those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to be with me when it happened.

Thanks for reading, I hope I can  be amusing more often than I’m alarming, and interesting more often than disgusting.  If I can do that, I will consider my life a success.


17 thoughts on “About DataTater

  1. coffeegrounded

    Educate me; I’m old school! Seriously, your writing was the hook, but the fact that you are willing to share your education of Data Modeling reeled me in. My days of computer tech go back eons, but once smitten, there’s no turning back. I recall when hardware performed functions that are now carried out by code. Yes, I’m from the Stone Age!

    Thanks for peeking in on my blog, but please do me a favor; Ignore the dust bunnies and cobwebs. I fired the housekeeper. 😉


  2. aranislandgirl

    Part of me wonders if there is a very cheeky and clever ten year old on the other end of this blog, but then I think who really cares! Besides, there couldn’t possible be any ten year olds as cynical as you are. I love your witty writing and sense of humor. Xx

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    1. datatater Post author

      DUDE! Roughly 1/2 a century ago I WAS a very cheeky and clever 10 year old. It does my heart good to know that in some ways I still am! You made my day with that comment! THANK YOU!

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  3. Grasping for words

    Hi DataTater. Love the name. I like your blog and your writing style. I think I’ve seen a post of yours in passing as I too am a Blogging 201 student. I’ve been slowly delving into the world of IT from the world of admin (Yawn). What is data modeling (in 200 words or less 🙂 )? I’ve seen and heard the words thrown around but have no clue what it is.
    Thanks! Good luck at Blogging 201 school.


    1. datatater Post author

      Hmmm… 200 words or less… that sounds like one of my BLOG POSTS!!! Thanks for the inspiration – I’ll write it up and dedicate it to you 🙂 Keep watching the skies!



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