Category Archives: code

Mailing for Thinkup – Hacking a Solution without using Sendmail

I’ve been meaning to try Thinkup for a long time now, and finally got around to trying it out. I also decided this was also a good time to try a RaspberryPi and so the system I ended up running … Continue reading

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A Digital Revolution

As an exercise in citizen participation in Government I developed a Digital Government Tracker. At a pivotal time in history, a famous man once said: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new … Continue reading

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Processing… Processing

Like most people I’ve been bitten by the “social networks take up all my blogging time” bug. But in reality, I think that’s OK. I once read someone who said SMS is becoming the polite way of conversing, as opposed … Continue reading

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Skinned Programming Paradigms

Here’s a free thought for you. How much of people choice in programming languages is really syntax dependent? For example, I dislike Java (I hate it for other reasons) simply because of the verbosity of ‘System.out.println’ and don’t really understand … 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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