Author Archives: jay

About jay

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

Converging Google Services

The always fabulous Louis Grey makes good points about using GMail in a corporate environment and got me thinking in a different direction. I begain to consider: Why can’t I share emails the same way I can share RSS entries? … Continue reading

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Who’s Really Testing Chrome?

Just a quick gripe to share with anyone using Chrome. For all of Chrome’s new high performance design, there’s a very simple way to bring your tabbed experience to it’s knees,┬áPrint something… In my case it was a 100+ page … Continue reading

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Mashing up the Dashboard

This post is for anyone interested in any of the Government Transparency inituatives. If you’ve been following this topic then you’re probably aware that Vivek Kundra sees a dashboard as a way of accelerating the transparency and transformation of the … Continue reading

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Cloudera’s Hadoop Education

A while back, after Cloudera released their lectures and VMware image for Hadoop, I watched the training sessions and worked through some of the initial exercises. I must say I was a little disappointed by the videos but I believe … Continue reading

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CouchDB Performance – Too much TCP

It’s been a while since I ran my CouchDB performance test, but many of the comments I received suggested that updating my codebase should yield some significant performance improvements. Unfortunately, at the time I didn’t have spare cycles to invest … Continue reading

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