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Koenigsegg camless engine! Super cool!…

/via @octothorpe

Amazing statue of Kafka!…

Great news: US overtime pay rules are being adjusted for inflation, finally!…


“The WHATWG recommends just using the term URL instead of URI.”


Dammit, I really need to learn how to type. Maybe before I hit 40… 22 months to go.

Conked out. @ Forest Hills, New York

JQ is really nice for working with ElasticSearch:

$ curl -s localhost:9200/indx/type/_search | jq -r ‘.hits.hits | map(._id) | join(“n”)’

Why the hell does Outlook for Mac have its own custom windowing system? What were they thinking?

BTW, I’ve been maintaining a reading list on stream data transport and processing:…

(Warning: Kafka-centric. TODO!)

I just backed The Small Silver Speedster: A Father/Daughter/Car Story on @kickstarter

A promising development in the search for treatment for Alzheimer’s disease:…

Idly wondering whether there’s a decent single-player RTS for iPad.

I love this innovative + creative move from @stripe:…

tbh I’ve sort-of got a crush on stripe, if that makes sense 🤔

I’m headed to San Francisco for @apachekafka summit! If anyone wants to hang out I’ve got some time on Wednesday and Sunday, ping me!

Cogent “alternative” perspective on stream data processing

I just re-read this fantastic article: The world beyond batch: Streaming 101 by Tyler Akidau (August 2015) and realized that it provides a super-helpful “alternative” perspective on stream data processing, whereby “alternative” I mean my own perspective to date has been firmly aligned with the folks who created Kafka and Samza while they were at LinkedIn, in particular Martin Kleppmann and Jay Kreps.

Akidau, OTOH, has worked for years on data processing systems at Google, including MillWheel, and Cloud Dataflow, and Apache Beam. I could be wrong but I think his ideas provide a helpful and compatible counterpoint to those of the Kafka-oriented crowd.

I’ve added this to my stream data reading list. I haven’t yet read part 102 but I suspect it might be similarly illuminating.

This explains **so much** of my experience in the world! Holy shit!…

/via @samruby (thank you!)

Apache Beam is really interesting! Seems sort-of like a high-level DSL for stream data processing plus multiple engines for interpreting it.

This is cool!…

#lambda #serverless #docker

Deciding between The Witness and Life is Strange for my next console game — maybe they’re different enough that I can switch between them. 🤔

A small investment to reduce the stress of our car battery dying. Turns out kids love to play with light switches!


.@TDBank_US this is such self-serving bullshit that I’m tempted to close all my accounts after 10+ years:


“The thing is, being connected doesn’t magically enable effective communication.”…


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Just finished The Last of Us. Blown away. Such a powerful story. And everything — it works on so many levels.

Tesla Roadster. Great color! @ Pleasantville, New York

Oh yeah, I have a new job; software architect at Park Assist: — it’s going really well!