Monthly Archives: January 2011

Updated Look and Feel of Time Out Of Mind

Tonight I changed the look and feel of my Time Out Of Mind website. It uses a few more benefits of html5 and cs3 in its construction. I reworked it starting this morning. The images in the top section rotate … Continue reading

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Using the Amazon Elastic MapReduce Ruby Client

Tonight I added the ability to manage my Amazon Elastic MapReduce Clusters via the Amazon Elastic MapReduce Ruby Client that runs on my Mac via the Terminal application under Unix. The first step in adding the Client application is to verify … Continue reading

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Using Amazon’s MapReduce Clusters

I’ve been a database analyst and designer since 1984. Over the years I created many tens of relational database solutions. Working with large sets of data has always interested me. When I first read about Hadoop for working with Big … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: Troubled Asset Relief Program Report

Yesterday I watched the U.S. House of Representatives in the Committee Oversight and Government Reform, concerning the Troubled Asset Relief Program Report. That’s the Federal bailout of Wall Street, Big Banks, and Large Corporations saved by taxpayer money. The bipartisan … Continue reading

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Exploring Three AWS Services

Today I spent some time using my free Amazon Cloud account. I explored the information on these services: Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) (beta): Amazon CloudWatch Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS): I used this Java example to examine … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: Presidents Obama and Hu Joint Press Conference

On Wednesday night, January 19, 2011, I watched this Joint New Conference between President Obama and President Hu of China. My comments are below: I would like to hear the English translation of the Chinese translator relating questions and comments … Continue reading

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Exploring AWS SimpleDB

Tonight I spent some time exploring Amazon’s SimpleDB Web Service. It’s a easy database to use relying in key-value pairs for storing the content. It is not a relational database. I worked through the, Get Started with Amazon SimpleDB page using the … Continue reading

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Exploring Two AWS Services

Today I spent some time using my free Amazon Cloud account. I explored the information on these services: Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) I created a bucket on S3 using the AWS Management Console … Continue reading

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Webinar: WebPagetest

Today I attended the O’Reilly webinar, Hands-on Performance Testing and Analysis with WebPagetest. It was very informative. WebPagetest appears to be a very powerful tool. O’Reilly maintains a list of previously recorded presentations, many of which I listened to live. … Continue reading

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Chef of the Future

In a recent webinar by Bradford Stephens, CEO of DrawntoScale, he mentioned a number of resources to assist in working with big data databases. One of those that caught my interest is Chef. Chef is an open source systems integration … Continue reading

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