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Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« on: March 06, 2015, 10:09 PM »
I have to wait until August to make my 10 year post.... I can wait.  :P

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Hey Mouser, et. al.

It's been a long time.  I didn't go away mad, sad or on purpose even.  Just life and interests kinda swayed my online activities. :)

I'm doing Hadoop/Storm kinda stuffs @ Cisco for the last year.  Working hard on getting managed service product out the door.  I'll go look around for a bit now.

10 Years!  Woot!  Congratulations Mouser and DC Community.   :Thmbsup:

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Living Room / I've been blogged about.
« on: June 21, 2013, 09:40 PM »
Well it's not really about me, but I was involved.  ;)

I think this is a first for me so I'm kind of excited.  :P

I'm not sure I like be Cinderella tho...  :redface:

Here's the link Cinderella has left Hadoop

and a sample: "When moving into architecture ten years ago my biggest fear was my IT capabilities would atrophy and I would be less employable.  I know that I’m actually very good at strategy and I am far more value strategically driving millions of dollars in savings and large strategic shifts in IT, but boy this week was a humbling experience."

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Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end?
« on: June 17, 2013, 09:03 PM »
Open ended questions?   >:(

Probably been said before.  :tellme:

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 :o  That's my Faceplant (book) icon!  I'm anonymoose there.  :P

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The proper procedure is to print a correction.  It's like 1984 all over again.  There is ZERO excuse for changing content vs. disclosing an update.   :two:

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Someone asked for them.  There was a minor snit about using tinyurl in posts.

It's the right thing to do, they just hadn't be written yet.  :D

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Living Room / Re: Kudos/Respect for Mouser
« on: May 19, 2013, 07:35 PM »
As much as I appreciate the sentiment, I don't think I have much to do with this being a nice place to hang out -- things just happened and we are stuck with each other.. I feel lucky that so many interesting characters have decided to call this place their home.

Totally called this one.  ;D

I haven't felt like i've lived up to DC lately -- that I haven't progressed in improving the site to a new content management system and that there are still some very rough edges on the site -- i will try to do better as we move forward.

If this is you letting us down, keep it up!   :Thmbsup:

Peace.  8)

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Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: CHS and REXX
« on: May 17, 2013, 10:38 PM »
@OP:  OMG, I haven't thought about REXX since early 2000's.  ;D  It was cool because it ran on OS/2, Windows, *nix and System 390. 

It was "cooler" than perl because it was less obfuscated.

That's cool as hell you got it working with CHS.   :P

 :o  You're not running eCom Station are u?   :tellme:  That would be way too funny.  :D

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Living Room / Kudos/Respect for Mouser
« on: May 17, 2013, 10:33 PM »
So I've been hanging around DC for a while on and off.  I've had a lot of things happen in real life while I've been around DC so my interests and posts have varied.

'Da Mouser has been on a mission for a very long time and he's attracted some very fine associates to help.  Since I don't know the inner workings, I'll let him distribute credit, which of course he will. ;)

My main point here is that DC has been a very cool, sane and reasonable place to interact with other "Development" minded folks.  I put that in quotes because I think we all bring our own version of what it means, which is all good. :)  The really kewl part is that DC accepts and supports the various viewpoints of development, use and abuse of technology, etc.   In short, this is one of the ONLY places I know that has not gone the way of the Trolls, SPAM Kings or worst of all, Abandonment.  What is myspace.com again?

When you think about it, this site has been and continues to be an extremely successful test case for Mouser's idea.

So take a moment to consider how DC has been a good thing in your life.  You might want to say thanks...I'll start:  Thanks Mouser!  You done good.  :Thmbsup:

Yes I know many of us have in various public and private forums already done this...I just realized it again and thought I'd start trouble.  :P

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I like the concept.  Sort of a reverse Angie's List.

Of course I see a huge potential for about.  Want to get Walmart in trouble?  Start SPAMMING ads for them.   :P

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Living Room / Re: When to trust co-workers with your income?
« on: April 03, 2013, 08:45 PM »
 ;D ;D  Love the support I get from DC.

Yeah, I trusted a couple of folks.  It turned out pretty well.  I'm set up for a 15% bump in base pay  with my transition to Hadoop Administration.  Best pay raise I've seen since the late 90's when everyone in IT was making 10% increases/year.

At least I feel I've earned this one.  I've been @ the company for 4 years, saved them 100's of millions of dollars* and have lived thru 1.5% or less increases annually.  I know economic times are tough, but I never understood failure to reward those who are helping the company survive.

So, in the end it's good news.  :P


*documented by others, not me. :)

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Living Room / Re: When to trust co-workers with your income?
« on: April 02, 2013, 06:54 PM »
Man, I hate when I forget about my own threads... that's embarrassing.  :-[

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I hope he spends some of that money on a haircut.  :P
 (see attachment in previous post)
Agreed!   :P

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Actually, I have a T9 keyboard on one of my Tablets.   It doesn't seem very similar to this.. unless I'm thinking of a different T9.  :-[

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I'm pretty skeptical of "better" keyboards.  This looks pretty interesting:

Minuum Keyboard

 :Thmbsup:

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Living Room / Re: NULL
« on: March 15, 2013, 07:47 AM »
NULL==""

 :o

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Living Room / Re: Google Reader gone
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:45 PM »
This is not the first time Google has fubar'd stuff.

Sidebar in igoogle, obnoxious new look in gmail, obnoxious skin of Reader,  they irritate me muchly.

OwnCloud has finally gotten to a useful state, I'm going to install that this weekend.  :)

Then google can suck it.  :P

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Living Room / Re: How safe is your PIN?
« on: March 05, 2013, 09:54 PM »
Good thing I have no $$   :P

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OK, so Core Hadoop is HDFS with Map/Reduce.
HDFS is the Hadoop Distributed File System.  Much like Gluster and Ceph, it uses local disk and replication across nodes to provide a resilient cluster FS. 
Map/Reduce is a method of writing parallel applications that find (map) data and return filtered (based on your logic) results (reduce) back to the user.  Hadoop provides the API with Map/Reduce functions.

Since HDFS distributes code to "smart" nodes, it can process data locally and is really fast for Table Scan type functions. 

We're building our cluster to help do analytics on our Sales and Order Data,  Medical Trial results, and other stuff.

I'd grab a copy of Hadoop Operations or Hadoop in Action.

Here's a good visual.  Traditional Database is like you searching thru a deck of shuffled cards searching for the Ace of Spades.  Hadoop is like getting a group of 52 10 year-olds  and giving each a card.  You ask who has the Ace and you get the answer instantly.  They smaller and less intelligent than you, but they can still find the card faster.  So instead of building monster sized servers for databases, you buy lots of smaller, cheaper systems.  Even with the duplication of data, our cost per GB of storage has dropped by 90%.

Hadoop is kewl.  :Thmbsup:

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I've been working with a group of very smart and cool guys at my large medical industry provider company to build an Enterprise Class Hadoop  Cluster.

The Good:  It's new, exciting, improving and growing.  Besides all of that it freaking works like a silver bullet.  If huge data scans are your bane, Hadoop is your balm.

We've secretly journal-ed some of our thoughts here: DataForProfit

I'm just curious if any other DC's have been playing w/ Hadoop.  I really think it could be a game changer for large enterprises.

$0.02  ..  :two:

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Living Room / Re: Show us a picture of your.. CAR!!!
« on: February 21, 2013, 11:55 PM »
I have been extremely blessed.. I've owed a few (cheap) BMW's.  I finally got over the brand (No cup holders... really!)

All I really want out of life is a reliable, well handling car, that doesn't cost $150 to change the oil.

I ended up with an Acura TL-SHawd.  TL, SH w/ All Wheel Drive.  I love driving it and I am really not worthy. :)

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Alright Mouser, yes I am.  If only for the (possibly foolish) belief that CMS should be easy.

I have a couple of Internet sites and maintain several Internal sites for various and sundry web content sharing.  Every time I start thinking about how to integrate I get sick.  From an enterprise perspective, every CMS I have seen is woefully inadequate.  Oh sure, I can add 37  plug-ins (that may or may not be compatible) to instantiate adequate control and authentication, but the first time I apply a zero day patch, 1/2 of my plug-ins break.

There OUGHT to be a better way!  Web is supposed to be easy.  It's mainframes that are hard... right?

How do you propose we investigate, evaluate and potentially improve upon our target CMS's?  (You know I value your thoughts/insights)

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I guess the kind of thing i was interested in is more internal structural decisions like:
  • How is the plugin/extension system designed?
  • How is the installation system designed?
  • How are users, and more importantly GROUPS of users represented in the database?
  • How is the permission system handled?
  • How is upgrading handled?
  • How are hooks and events handled?
  • How is translation handled?
  • How is logging handled?
  • How is security handled and what kinds of options exist for monitoring and dealing with problems?
  • What kind of support for versioning exists?
  • What kind of choices were made about what to build into core vs. what to write as extensions?

WOW!  Each of those could almost be a Thread Topic of their own.

I've been pretty impressed with  some of the designs I've seen in the past.  I like the model where you include skeleton hook files at various stages of the page build.  That seems to let you handle upgrades, plug-ins, versions and translations.  It also tends to scatter your logic across dozens of files, so you really have to know where your going to make changes.  Something like this:

Code: Text [Select]
  1. ....
  2. include(main_menu.php.inc);
  3. include(post_main_menu_hooks.php.inc);
  4. ....

where post_main_menu_hooks.php.inc would contain something like:

Code: Text [Select]
  1. [std include validation and setup]
  2. // Add your post main menu hook includes here:
  3. include(sample_menu_hook.php.inc); // contains nothing -- just a sample

You can do the same for language, etc. 

Group, permissions and users have been badly handled from most of the examples I've seen.  A module that can integrate with anything would be the best. ;)

I have some ideas on users and groups but I don't like them because they're extremely tedious.  It would basically require non-public information to be listed by element (Table or Field) with Group Membership requirements to View or Edit.  (You could add RO and RW fields)

I always get intimidated by the scope of the project when I think about it too much. :)

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Living Room / Re: 3000 Days Online: 30th May 2013
« on: February 18, 2013, 10:37 PM »
We need a countdown clock.  :Thmbsup:

And a post in the 100'th post thread  :P

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