Monthly Archives: February 2011

C-SPAN: International Security Threats

Last night I watched most of the U.S. House Committee Select Intelligence C-SPAN session, International Security Threats on TV. Various high-ranking members of the Obama Administration were interviewed. Sometimes they answered the questions, sometimes they did not. Often the interviewed … Continue reading

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Newbound News: Updated Corporate Web Site

My very talented Newbound software partner, Marc Raiser, spent some quality time out of his busy project schedule to provide a wonderful facelift to our corporate web site. That web site was built with our own software code as part … Continue reading

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Using Hive with Amazon Elastic MapReduce

I worked extensively with the Hive language on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) these last two days. The effort was not trivial. I come away with a lot more insight into Unix, Terminal, and the EMR technologies. To put in the … Continue reading

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Python vs. Project Management

I’ve used my programming skills so much this week I need to remind myself I’m really a project manager. Hmmm. Tonight I decided to install Apple’s Xcode software tonight. Not too many months ago I uninstalled that software thinking I … Continue reading

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Amazon MapReduce Examples Issue

In my previous post on Amazon MapReduce software I mentioned I was using the CLI (Command Line Interface) to manage MapReduce Instances with Job Flows. Now in the last few days, I’ve been working with Python and Ruby examples and … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: Threats to American Security

Last night I watched the C-SPAN session, Threats to American Security, on TV. It’s program description is shown next: Brian Kennedy talked about U.S. national security and the recently ratified Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia. The presentation by … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: Terrorism Review and Outlook

Last night I watched the C-SPAN session, Terrorism Review and Outlook on TV. It’s program description is shown next: Ambassadors from Spain and Morocco, and former intelligence professionals and scholars talked about terrorism events that occurred in 2010 as well … Continue reading

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