Monthly Archives: November 2010

Amazon AWS Services Start

I signed up for my free one-year set of services including a small instance of an EC2 server in Amazon’s Cloud. Essentially they are offering brand new users to their service, those technologies to encourage longer-term customers. Think of this … Continue reading

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Technology Reference Links 11/12/10

CSS Poster Load a css file and this resource will create a visual map of the selectors Omnigraffle Sitemap Generator from Sitemap.xml Use the Applescript application to create a map of the selected sitemap.xml file Let’s make the web faster … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Dinner

Applebee’s Restaurants offered some selected free meals today for all U.S. Military Veterans with proper documentation. I went to my local spot for my dinner. I had a wonderful special dinner and met an older Korean War Veteran at the … Continue reading

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What Is Data Science? [Article Excerpts]

Source PDF (O’Reilly Radar Report © 2010) The future belongs to the companies and people that turn data into products Page 6: “Hadoop has been instrumental in enabling “agile” data analysis. In software development, “agile practices” are associated with faster … Continue reading

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C-SPAN Tea Party Groups and Midterm Elections

Video Source from November 9, 2010 Opening Statements: Heritage Foundation Vice President, Michael Franc spoke about the impact of the Tea Party. In the exit polls of last week’s election, both major political parties had a -10% negative approval rating … Continue reading

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C-SPAN 2010 Midterm Election Result Analysis (Conservative Perspective)

Video Source This is another media event where political analysis and some strategies for the major parties are discussed in depth. For those interested in understanding to a deeper extent how the politics revolve around policy, C-SPAN is helpful in … Continue reading

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C-SPAN 2010 Midterm Election Result Analysis (Liberal Perspective)

Video Source Dan Rather is talking about the huge amount of so called, “secret money” injected in this campaign. He says we ain’t seen nothing yet as far as the 2012 election is concern. I agree. Harold Ickes is following … Continue reading

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The Storms of Las Cruces, New Mexico

In July of 1986 my wife, young daughter, and I took one of our frequent summer driving vacation trips from the Chicago, IL to the southwest portion of the United States. We camped along most of the way, but occasionally stayed … Continue reading

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