Author: Robert J Berger

Upcoming Mini-tutorial at BigDataCamp: How to Build a Hadoop Cluster from Scratch in 20 Minutes by CTO of Infochimps

No Picture

Flip  Kromer (@mrflip), CTO of Infochimps will give a an overview and tutorial on using the latest version of Ironfan (which until today was called cluster_chef)  at the BigDataCamp unconference put on by  Dave Nielsen just before O’Reilly’s Strata Conference Feb 27 from 5:30pm…

Read More »

Totally Ignorant Article By Michael Lind on “Who’s Afraid of the AT&T Merger”

No Picture

Michael Lind who I thought would know better keeps writing these articles that show he’s totally clueless about modern technology and how it interacts with business and society.   His latest blunder is an article in Salon: Who’s…

Read More »

Access Web Servers on EC2 Private Addresses with Firefox FoxyProxy & Google Chrome SwitchySharp

No Picture

There are sometimes web ui services on EC2 instances that are only accessible via the AWS private IP addresses. The one I run into most are the WebUI of HBase and Hadoop. There are probably many others. Running a…

Read More »

Avoiding a series of tests with Ruby Hashes of Hashes that might have nil before the leaf hash

No Picture

I’m mostly using Ruby to write Opscode Chef Cookbooks. There are a lot of hashes of hashes that contain attributes or Data Bags. Things that look like: If I wanted to test if this value is set I…

Read More »

Install Pgrep and PKill for Mac OS X with Brew

No Picture

My fingers still tend to do ps ax | grep some_program_name_I_want_to_kill and then do a kill 2012 to kill that process. Then I remember that I could use pgrep and/or pkill to do the same kind of thing….

Read More »

Your Mac Won’t Reboot when Installing Mac OS X Lion – Reset Your PRAM

No Picture

Overseeing the Mac OS X Lion upgrade of all the Macs at Work, I’ve seen the Lion installs generally be the easiest OS X Upgrade ever. But I wasted almost two days upgrading one of our Mac Pros….

Read More »