Author Archives: jay

About jay

I'm trying to build something interactive where I can learn from others and hopefully share useful knowledge too. thecapacity@gmail.com

python & couchdb sample

Lacking any good examples of how to use python’s couchdb module, I’ve managed to make pretty impressive progress (for me) on a 4th of July holiday. I’ll try to recreated it here for others although I know it’ll be incomplete. … Continue reading

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Quick mean python bug…

So I’ve been learning some python and love it! It’s highly functional and most of the libraries are “good enough”. This morning I recently discovered a bug I introduced when testing… not a bug in the class, but a bug … Continue reading

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Can your datacenter handle this?

Google recently hosted their I/O conference and, during that, a Google Fellow named Jeff Dean illuminated some of their operational measurements; A single search query touches 700 to 1,000 machines in less then 0.25 seconds. They currently have 36 data … Continue reading

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Working at a large technology company I’m familiar with the “graying” of IT. While often public perspective on “technology” is skewed by the Kevin Rose‘s of the world in enterprise situations it’s often much different. It’s not uncommon to start … Continue reading

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How speed pitching ends up as slow pitch softball

Every so often, an article on “the elevator pitch” comes along where you’re supposed to present your product in 30 seconds or less… five sentences or less… two eye blinks or less…. I don’t want to add specific examples, because … Continue reading

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