Archive for March, 2008

Life happens one-a-day at a time? Seriously?

There’s just something about limiting yourself to one a day that creates something special. You don’t want to waste the opportunity on something average, so you carefully select the one thing you are gong to showcase or possibly create. And when viewed over time, it’s way more than that. It’s a timeline to [...]

Hadoop Summit: Facebook creates business intelligence tool called Hive

Hive was developed iteratively by a 2 or 3 person team (I think Jeff Hammerbacher was also involved) making it easy for business analysts to ask ad hoc questions of terabytes worth of logfile data by abstracting MapReduce into a SQL like dialect. Think of it as a data warehouse sitting on top [...]

Rising gas prices got you down? Let’s run ALL our cars on soy oil and starve!

If all the 275 million arable acres in the U.S. were planted with nothing but soy for the production of soy oil to be used as fuel. It would offset our dependence on oil by just 14 percent — and the country would be starving to death. Kicking the gas habit: baby [...]

Bend, Oregon: Mt Bachelor, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company and some snow.

Jodi and I went to Bend for a 4 day spring trip. If you need the long drawn out story, check out the three part series otherwise keep on reading.

Day 1 in Bend, OR: Redmond Airport, Shopping in the Old Mill District and Tumalo Falls Day 2 in Bend, OR: Skiing Mt Bachelor, [...]

Apple wants a Pony!

Everybody wants a pony… Apple is no exception:

Pony Meeting: The process of a senior manager outlining what they wanted from any new application. Or, as Lopp put it: “I want a pony!” He added: “Who doesn’t? A pony is gorgeous!” The problem, he said, is that these people are describing [...]