Apache Geode By Example - Partitioned & Replicated Regions

July 9, 2018

For the third episode of Apache Geode By Example, I cover Apache Geode’s two primary region types: partitioned and replicated. Think of regions like tables in a relational database. Like a table, a region is an abstraction that allows you to model your data. Partitioned regions - a partitioned region spans the entire distributed system (each server node) and divides the data into buckets. Partitioned regions are best for large datasets, partitioned event listeners, and write heavy operations. ... Read more

Soaring + Handling Risk

July 2, 2018

How dangerous is flying? Doing a quick Google search, you will find many statistics comparing flying to driving. Here are two YouTube videos that analyze this question, One by Trent Palmer and the other by Nicholas Cyganski. The general consensus is that driving is safer than general aviation, but commercial aviation is safer than driving. The two videos and all the other comparisons I’ve read concentrate on powered flight, not gliders. ... Read more

Apache Geode By Example - Getting Started

June 29, 2018

Last week, I started a series of videos called Apache Geode By Example. The first episdoe highlights Apache Geode’s Continuous Query feature. This week, we are taking a step back and running through how to get Apache Geode and its Examples running locally. Check out the video below and keep an eye out for next week’s episode.

Introduction to Soaring

June 23, 2018

This post is an update to Pilot Edge Experiment. Its been over six months since I started that experiment and I’m happy to say that I did start my PPL training, but it’s on hold indefinitely (more on that below). I was able to get many of my questions answered by reaching out to YouTubers who promote General Aviation, the Reddit flying community, and the instructors and pilots KLHM. Of greater interest, I can say that completing the Pilot Edge CAT program made me much more prepared for my flight lessons, in particular, radio communications. ... Read more

Apache Geode By Example - Continuous Queries

June 23, 2018

I recently just started a series I’m calling Apache Geode by Example. Each week, I’m going to run through one of the examples found in the Apache Geode Examples repo. This week, I recorded the first episode of the series, which covers Continuous Queries. This isn’t the most logical first episode, but its a really powerful feature that I like talking about. Check out the video below and keep an eye out for future episodes. ... Read more

DataEngConf 2018

June 22, 2018

I had the pleasure of speaking at DataEngConf this year in San Francisco. If you haven’t heard of DataEngConf, I highly recommend attending. The conference organizers really ensure that the conference is for developers first and foremost and that the content focuses on deeply technical topics. All the videos from DataEngConf 2018 can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/g33ktalktv/playlists My talk gives an overview of In-Memory Data Grid architectures and dives a bit into Apache Geode specific concepts. ... Read more

Mining Experiment

January 11, 2018

Back in July 2017, when I bought my latest desktop, I figured I had enough GPU power to possibly make some money mining cryptocurrencies. With a little MSI GTX 1060, could I actually make money while my machine is just sitting “idle”. Choosing a Pool Personally, I think Ethereum has the largest potential upside of any cryptocurrency at the moment, so I started there. I knew I needed to participate in a mining pool in the hopes of getting some return. ... Read more

Pilot Edge Experiment

December 28, 2017

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a pilot. The commercial pilot route would have never worked but general aviation has always appealed to me. I’ve done a few discovery flights in a C172 and a R22, and I’ve been up a few times with friends. In total, about 5 hours of flight time. I’m now in a place where can pursue a private pilot license, but there are a few things holding me back. ... Read more

An Approach for Finding Consensus in Complexity

May 19, 2015

Have you ever been in a lengthy meeting that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere? Building consensus among a large group is difficult. As Pivots, we train to get the best out of groups in a short period of time. Luckily, we learn our facilitation skills from fellow Pivots clevergirl and jfraser. Given that each group and problem is different, using these foundational skills to develop unique exercises to fit the situation is essential. ... Read more

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