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Think about thisI am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.-Margaret Thatcher
- RT @gin_and_tacos: Today in 1990 a man killed 13 people with an AK-47 knockoff in Aramoana, NZ. Then NZ banned most semiautomatic rif… link, 2017/11/15 at 4:53am
- medialize/URI.js - why'd you go and get all fancy? - link have relied on URI.js from medialize for years. I downlo..., 2017/11/09 at 1:07am
- RT @BryanDawsonUSA: .@RealDonaldTrump at nine months. Lowest approval rating in 70 years. He would hate it if you retweet this. @POTUS link, 2017/11/07 at 9:46pm
- The Fragmentation of Society link, 2017/11/01 at 8:16pm
- Read how @MonsantoCo sacrificed public health for $$: link Still think we need less regulation of corporations? (2/2), 2017/10/25 at 10:22pm
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My Open source projects
These are all projects I have initiated.
- IIRF - an ISAPI Filter that does rewriting and proxying, like mod_rewrite and mod_proxy for Apache. C/C++.
- CleanModQueue - a tool to automatically clean your reddit moderator queue. .NET, C#, WinForms, REST, JSON, System.Net.Http.
- gplus - a wordpress plugin that displays your most recent Google+ activity. PHP, REST, JSON. You can see this running in the sidebar on this page, above.
- flickr_eyecandy - a wordpress plugin that displays a random flickr "Eye Candy" image, selecting one photo from Flickr with the tag or tags you provide. PHP, REST, XML. You can see this running just above, on this page.
- XPath Visualizer - a Windows tool that helps you visualize XPath query results. .NET, C#, WinForms, XML
- ReloadIt - a Windows tool that reloads an IE tab, based on a change in a filesystem file. Works like Mac's Live Reload, but for IE. .NET, C#, WPF.
- csharp-mode - an emacs major-mode for editing C# code.
Tag Archives: BigData
Sauce Labs has rendered a valuable service to the community by documenting the factors that went into a decision to change infrastructure – to replace CouchDB with MySQL. Originally the company had committed to CouchDB, which is a novel NoSQL store originating from a team out of MIT. … Continue reading
It’s common knowledge that Facebook runs Hadoop. The largest Hadoop cluster on the planet. Here are some stats, courtesy of HighScalability, which scraped them from twitter during the Velocity conference: 6 billion mobile messages every 30 minutes 3.8 trillion cache operations in 30 minutes 160m newsfeeds, 5bln realtime … Continue reading
I am bullish on Hadoop and other NoSQL technologies. Long-term I believe they will be instrumental in providing quantum leaps in efficiency for existing businesses. But even more, I believe that mainstream BigData will open up brand new opportunities that were simply unavailable before. Right now we focus … Continue reading
Curt Monash, writing on The DBMS2 blog, addressed the enterprise readiness of Hadoop recently. tl/dr: Hadoop is proven indeed, whether in technology, vendor support, or user success. But some particularly conservative enterprises may for a while disagree. But is Mr Monash really of one mind on the topic? especially … Continue reading
Cloud Platforms and Big Data – Have we reached a tipping point? To think about this, I want to take a look back in history. Metcalfe’s Law was named for Robert Metcalfe, one of the true internet pioneers, by George Gilder, in an article that appeared in a … Continue reading
Interesting. Michael Stonebraker, who has previously expressed skepticism regarding the industry excitement around Hadoop, has done it again. Even at lower scale, it is extremely eco-unfriendly to waste power using an inefficient system like Hadoop. Inefficient, he says! Pretty strong words. Stonebraker credits Hadoop for democratizing large-scale parallel … Continue reading
I’m a technologist. I believe technology, well utilized, can advance business goals. A business can derive a signficant advantage from making the right technology moves, exploiting information in just the right way. But I am a bit skeptical of the excitement in the industry around Big Data, MapReduce, … Continue reading