Author Archives: jay

About jay

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

BookList – Entry 4: Starship Troopers

I know it’s been quite some time since I did my last review.  It’s not that I haven’t been reading, quite the opposite in fact. My wife and I have been enjoying access to a great library system. I told … Continue reading

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Greetings Officefighter

In the beginning you were a Starfighter, recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada… well, actually the beginning was something much simpler, something more like Space Invaders. Space Invaders was a classic, … Continue reading

Posted in hacks, hardware, innovation, iobridge | 107 Comments

CouchDB Performance or Use a File

If this is the first post you’ve read from my blog you should probably go check some others and assert for yourself that I’m a big fan of couchDB. Even if it wasn’t easy to be impressed by Damon Katz’s, … Continue reading

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Could a couchdb guru explain this, please?

I’m in the process of trying to build (and benchmarking) a couchdb project and I decided to use some word count & frequency samples as data. Since “word count” and “grep” are the quintessential map/reduce examples I thought this would … Continue reading

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How to build Couchdb on Dreamhost

As you know from many of my entries I’m a big fan of couchdb, and if you’re interested you should really be following janl, jchris and lethain as they push this technology forward. As you might also guess from my … Continue reading

Posted in code, couchdb | 14 Comments