Monthly Archives: October 2014

Happy tidings

I just thought that diary would make me happy. So even though I have nothing particular happy to write today, the title is still appropriate. After some casual discussion with friends about death, suicide, and religion, I started researching a … Continue reading

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Overcoming frustration of distributed computing

Apache hadoop and pig are the kinds of tools comparable to nixcraft with wings, even though pigs don’t fly. In some sense, the ability to wield thousands of machines for some highly or not so highly parallelizable algorithms is pretty … Continue reading

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Need for more sociability, leadership, and a few other desirable qualities

I realized today that I lack the two qualities described in the title. The underlying cause of this could be my long term obsession with hands-on problem solving, and the belief that the more personal effort I put into a … Continue reading

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