Wordpress to Hugo

Upgrades might be the bane of modern life. Everything needs upgrades, reboots and changes. Sometimes it’s under your control and sometimes it’s not. My linux box is reporting 948 days of uptime and still running version 3.7 of the kernel (4.4 is curently out). So it might be time for an upgrade, that’s about 2 years and 7 months since the last upgrade. In the process I got to upgrade PHP and that’s always fun to make sure all of the web servers, FPM modules and other things still continue to work.

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Spark and Avro – in a Docker

These are really cliff notes for the next person, but quite useful. Was working with Spark in a local Docker using the very useful jupyter/docker-stacks, these are really nice to get a fully working Spark installation on your Mac without messing with lots of packages on your local machine. I’m now a big convert of working from Docker since I don’t have to keep on installing and installing things. Basic Jupyter functionality —

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From Angular to React

If you ever looked at my github – public or private you can see that I have settled on a personal template for Angular applications. While I’m sure that there are things that are against some blog post of conventions, it works and gets lots of jobs done. After digging into the performance of our SPA at Tubular I found that we were spending 1.5 seconds rendering the results of an XHR (Ajax) requests to fetch some data.

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Writing S3 Sync in GoLang

One of the great challenges in software engineering is that you don’t know what the problem is until you’ve worked through it one. Sometimes this is the idea that you need to top down design a program which is a great start, but what’s interesting is when it comes to the language itself and what it makes easy and hard. My latest project was a making a Go version of the python s3cmd, there is now the golang s3-cli which supports most all of the basic file oriented commands that s3cmd has.

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HTTP status for API Responses

In designing an API it’s a challenge to understand when to use HTTP error responses and HTTP OK (200) responses. As with many organizations it’s something that can be subject to lots of passionate debate. Let’s look at a bunch of different scenarios. Let’s take an OAuth 2.0 API that looks something like this, with an assumed HTTP Authentication header. /api/v1/data.search?query=EXPRESSION&count=INTEGER Imaging responses look something like: { ok: BOOLEAN, error: STRING, .

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FizzBuzz of the day

Like many pieces of code, there is always a story behind it. Your FizzBuzz solutions of the day – using operator precedence to get a result for num in xrange(1,101): print ‘Fizz’ if not num % 3 else “ + ‘Buzz’ if not num % 5 else ” or num Or on one line. print ‘\n’.join(‘Fizz’ if not i % 3 else “ + ‘Buzz’ if not i % 5 else ” or str(i) for i in range(1,101))  

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Skiing Tahoe

A friend asked me the other day about skiing in the Tahoe area. This was for him and his wife getting back into skiing after being out of it for a few years. Note: I will update this page, but for now I thought this table was really useful. Destination Resorts These are all resorts that are higher priced and have lots of acreage to choose from. They will have more village options for apres ski and lodging options at the base of the mountain.

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Delivering Delight Requires Execution

I do like delight, I really do. I was wondering last night about why saved searches have sucked for so long. Got thinking about some slides I’m putting together about quality. Part of it is that “move fast and break things” is counter productive to where we need to be, we need to move fast, but letting people internalize “break things” is part of why I think we’ve not put the attention into resolving it (aka excellence).

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ES6 and Angular + a little GoLang

This post really documents the checkpoint in my experiments with GoLang and Frontend development. As some people might know that I’ve been playing around with application structure, languages and approaches for a while. My GoLang AngularJS and ES6 Todo App over at GitHub – it’s the reference for the rest of this post. File Layout Some quick to points, general directory structure: go-angular-es6/ - main.go # Primary entry point - app/ # The GoLang application - client/ # ES6 code libraries and html - app.

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Continuous Integration Process

Was at a wonderful conference hosted by one of Tubular’s investors (FirstMark) where VPE’s, CTOs and key technical leads got together from a bunch of their investments to listen to speakers and have some good round table discussions. I spent my time participating in a round table on development processes, which evolved quickly from “life is good” to “here is a rough spot we’re having’. It’s really refreshing to have honest communication about your problems rather than having to wear the customer facing hat of the world is perfect and of course we will meet your every need.

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