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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:

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 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!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Memorial day trip to Sequoia and Yosemite

We did a 3 day, last minute trip to what is very likely the most popular "long weekend destination" in California. Consequently, we spent most of our time in bumper to bumper traffic both outside and inside (!) the national parks. When we were not stuck in traffic, we were going round in circles looking for a place to park.

In spite of all that, it was 3 days well spent, out in the open (at least the times when we were not in the car)

The next time we do this, we decided that the only way to enjoy Sequoia is to camp by the river, just sit back and relax. This means planning and booking campsites. This time we didn't plan in advance and we also missed visiting Moro Rock and Crystal Cave (which I'd done in a previous trip).

If you don't go camping and are just visiting, remember to carry lunch with you. The delis/restaurants are at one end of the main road. If you don't carry something with you, it'll be late afternoon by the time you reach the visitor area that has the deli, which is near the river campsite.

Also, if you like Thai food, don't miss dining at this little restaurant called Thai Basil in Visalia. The food is excellent and beats any South Bay Thai place hands down.

General Sherman:

Now, Yosemite requires one long, multi-day trip or multiple short trips. We did neither and chose the worst time to visit, which is any long weekend. It looked like the whole of Silicon Valley was in Yosemite Valley.

Again, remember to carry lunch with you. It gives you the freedom to pull out of traffic at Bridal Veil falls or Cathedral Beach and enjoy lunch instead of waiting in traffic. The only place to buy lunch in the park is in the Yosemite Lodge area or Curry Village. And both places have mostly pizza and not much else.

If you go during Summer/late Spring, remember to carry mosquito repellant (ouch!). Very useful if you want to hang out near streams and Mirror Lake (Why would you not?).

We also spotted a mama bear with cub just outside Yosemite. The photo is not very clear though.

Until next time!

The month of May's misc tech reading (note to self: title too officious)

Java stuff I found interesting last month: 

Misc distributed systems and other clever stuff:
A quick nod to better documentation:
Until next time!