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Monday, June 01, 2015

Spring 2015 reading list

Here's a giant list of articles I read and liked (hat tip to people I follow on Twitter/Blogs. I'm just re-sharing this):

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lassen Volcanic National Park

We spent the Memorial day weekend hiking at Lassen National Park.

The drive was pleasant and surprisingly no traffic on the way and back. The weather was great and we did 2 hikes - Cinder Cone and a hike to Devil's Kitchen and Boiling lake in Drakesbad.
Unfortunately one of the main attractions at the park (Bumpass Hell - heh real name) was not open for the year yet.









Sunday, April 12, 2015

A simple guide to using Unix/GNU Linux command line tools for fiddling with log files (*runs on Windows too)

I've been meaning to write this post for years now. Every time I thought about compiling a basic list, I've told my self "Nah.. there must be tons of examples on the net". Yes there are tons of them but I couldn't find anything:

  • That helped absolute noobs with a consolidated list
  • That demonstrated actual fiddling with Java log files
  • Something that works on Windows(!) No, I don't mean the awful Cygwin tool but something like Busybox or the wonderful Gow
So, here it is:
Enjoy!

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Starting 2015 with yet another link dump

A belated happy new year! Here's some reading material I've been accumulating for a few months.

Distributed systems:

Performance related:
On tuning:
Misc tech articles:
Formatting comments on Gerrit:
That's it for now!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall 2014 tech reading

My posts are getting less frequent and when I do post something, I realize that they are mostly just links. Yes, work is keeping me busy.
 
Big data:
Really? Another Hadoop SQL layer? Another Storm?
For those of you who knew about the original "column oriented stores" and "in-memory stream processing" - KDB - http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=1531242

Java:
Java 8 - the good and ugly bits:
Networks and systems:
The usual Scala and Go hate:
Until next time!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer tech reading (things that I thought were worth sharing)

  Some system and Java concurrency stuff:
 Profilers, Java safe points and related topics:
Lambas, closures, Java 8 Streams and some Scala "love":
Some miscellaneous but interesting stuff:
Things I didn't know about that was available in Bash - traps, logger, paste etc:
Until next time!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Portland - Columbia River Gorge - Mt Hood - Mt St Helens - Mt Rainier trip

Our July 4th trip to Portland and nearby places.

 
Multnomah falls:

























Sunset over Columbia river:


















 Mt Hood:


















Mt St. Helens:


















Mt Rainier:
























Until next time!