Feedback control for server autoscaling
Yeah, we have a single repo that has a collection of markdown files and a tiny Sinatra app to render them if GH is down.
Philipp Janert's new book brings control theory to software systems:
"No random forests were harmed (or used) in the creation of our solution." --
Sensitivity of Flash Ad Metrics to Non-Flash Browser Impressions
There is melancholy sax being played today on the crackhead cam (outside my office)
I hope The Chairman is at UN Plaza tomorrow!
Enterprise Big Data is start with Hadoop over iSCSI and is end with broke dream.
What brings you to Minnesota?
And this is the "after" picture...
Arthur C. Clarke talks about the internet and telecommuting in 1974.
"When people propose profiling, they are really asking for a security system that can apply judgment." --
hit its goal! What an amazing showing by the community. :) ?
TCRUG will be hosting "Reproducible Research with and " with JJ Allaire and Yihui Xie at May 30
As part of tonight's hackathon, I've finally updated the website!
Fumar causa impotencia sexual
Just got my ticket to MinneBar 7
Clearly Josh and I need to spend more time talking about technical things and less time talking about beer.
This Wednesday will talk about 's Noir web framework.
Turns out both MN senators ( and Klobuchar) co-sponsored . Ouch.
How to combine multiple Git repos into one:
600-Pound Butter Cow Sculpture Wins Iowa Caucus
Since everyone's been busy over the holidays, we've cancelled the January Clojure.mn meeting. See you all February 1st!
Bruce Schneier should have a cat named Authenticat.
How many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb? It's a really obscure number; you probably don't know it VIDEO
Tonight's meeting is at 7pm. This month we'll be on second floor at .
Looks like there's a second driver for :
"An error occurred loading this content." Where's my stacktrace, AppleTV?
A programmer with a problem says "I know, I'll use OpenID". Now they have SEGFAULT!
Lots of great live coding at today: demoing Cascalog and demoing Overtone.
Today's lesson: I need to spend some time with
In one day I've seen talks by the authors of Programming Clojure, Practical Clojure, Joy of Clojure and The Little Schemer
Notes from my talk at this month's meeting:
I'll be talking about sequences at in less than three hours.
Another advantage of having "the right information collocated [...] in the same place on screen" is you don't need IDEs
The next clojure.mn meeting is set for September 7th at our new meeting space at .
"Bureaucracies are akin to spaghetti code." --
The astronomical cost of medical paperwork. Infographic. http://bit.ly/nkAZvL
When you search for Simpsons clips on YouTube, why are so many of the results in Spanish?
"Mathematics is about how you think about what’s true [...]. Computing is how you think about how to do things."
PostgreSQL tips and tricks http://ye.gg/postgresql
The question isn't which single statistic to use, but whether one statistic is (ever) enough.
Turns out used auto repair manuals are dirt cheap on Amazon if you drive an old car.
Apparently I'm in a dwindling minority as a cursive writer. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/us/28cursive.html
I think Catherine's eyebrows could beat up William's eyebrows.
"If our feelings match reality we make better security trade-offs." --Bruce http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQJC2MMB8nA
Donald Trump is Zaphod Beeblebrox.
Just signed up for MinneBar 6 (2011)
The Bronson Show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd6VzVBPgeM
Clojure Atlas (Preview): An experiment in visualizing a programming language & standard library http://bit.ly/ed7J5Z http://clojureatlas.com
LinkedIn's resume builder is as useful as it is obvious: http://resume.linkedinlabs.com (No, I'm not looking for a job.)
Excellent customer support from during a bit of a SNAFU last week. Much recommended.
Latest EconTalk: BitCoin. What is it? (electronic currency) Will it succeed. (Maybe.) Listen in http://bit.ly/fTsS25
The Joy of Clojure arrived in today's mail. Tough choices loom in the reading queue.
First App Store purchase:
"I actually get more hate mail from the owners of Dyson vacuum cleaners" -- Freeman Dyson on being a climate skeptic, http://bit.ly/f8julM
If a company doesn't make its revenue numbers, does the board eat CRO?
A nice writeup on our demo at last night: http://bit.ly/hREee0, video here: http://bit.ly/eKR3cR
More details, company info and contacts for presenter #4 - : http://bit.ly/fE07BU
Wrapped up another excellent reading group meeting tonight at HQ, with present to boot!
The NOSQL Tapes: interviews, explanations & case studies http://bit.ly/h7BMNZ via
Interesting discussion on the Technological Singularity; presses on his materialistic view
Why is so obsessed with Mumford & Sons? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/features/specials/top89/
My answer on Quora to: Can Scientific Python displace Matlab? http://qr.ae/G12z
Using Facebook friend data to seed retail recommendation engines: http://on.wsj.com/esEScw
I'll be presenting at MinneDemo Winter 2011 next month via
Remote healthcare article mentions & others http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/12/21/live-but-remote-doctor-care-your-future/
Some classic , in honor of his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEgV73I__ow
Tom will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 2011 Induction Ceremony: http://ow.ly/3pSRb
"[Lang. choice] only seems a matter of taste when you are comparing languages that are more similar than they are different" --
Oh yeah, the username is 'zipnosis'. Thanks!
Can I get that coupon you mentioned last week? I'd like to dig into http://no.de this weekend.
Slides from the talk on I gave at last week's meeting: http://bpeirce.com/code-data-learn-online-healthcare.html
I wish I'd found this sooner: https://github.com/ddollar/heroku-accounts Well done,
Excellent: "sips — scriptable image processing system" http://straylink.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/os-x-command-line-image-manipulation/
Thanks! I'm looking forward to trying out http://no.de. It looks like it could be as badass as sharks.
I tried to give 's no.de some API love in return for a coupon, but all I got back was "Code must be at most 20 characters long".
Another excellent at tonight, with making a strong case for greater usage of the CSS framework.
Tonight's HTML5 Canvas with and reminds me of grad school. Now to build an in-browser robot simulator..
We tell ourselves stories in order to live. - Joan Didion
A special report in The Economist ponders what one might call Big Sensor Data. http://www.economist.com/node/17388356
CrossValidated (http://stats.stackexchange.com) is officially out of beta.
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods
Just picked up my copy of 's new book, "Land of Lisp" (http://landoflisp.com, http://goo.gl/P9lD for coupon)
Number-needed-to-treat (NNT) statistic removes the ambiguity of percentages in medicine: http://www.thennt.com/the-nnt-explained
"You must find and alleviate the customer's pain point"
"What was your first business?"
"Selling morphine out of the back of a van."
Grinderman is surprisingly good coding music. Any other suggestions? I've been liking DaM-FunK for less-distracting grooves.
Listening to Grinderman 2 while working makes for raw code, like drinking blackstrap molasses straight from the bottle.
Setting up with Rails 2.3 on was remarkably painless (thanks to this plugin fork http://github.com/thedigitalants/hassle)
I just got KISSmetrics lifetime account for Free! Follow and RT for yours! http://bit.ly/cTUyHY
Forbes blog post by on and other disruptive health startups http://bit.ly/91GqDo
"The hardest part of writing Clojure apps is often deciding if the function you want already exists." -- in
I play a supporting role (with ) as "Exasperated Developer #1" at 1:53 http://www.thelinemedia.com/videos/startupwknd092910.aspx
A surprisingly complete list of open source data tools at O'Reilly:
A Taxonomy of Data Science
Man buys Segway company, then dies driving a Segway off a cliff. St. Anthony Main tour company stands by the vehicles. http://bit.ly/cDhMSZ
I just saw two bald eagles circling a couple of blocks from my apartment. Mississippi River FTW?