Category Archives: Opinion

You’re fired if you’re wrong.

Being a sysadmin type, I get irked by things like, “why don’t we have version 9.x, it came out last week and solves our problems,” or why can’t I just have a VM where I can install anything I want?” … Continue reading

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If you need to watch “your” people work, you’ve failed.

Remote workers are not a new concept. According to every news outlet this is the first time in history people have “had” to work from home. Let that sink in… had to work from home? I thrive on it! I … Continue reading

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Hadoop Irrelevance

Has Hadoop gone the way of COBOL? Still used by some crusty installations, but past it’s prime for relevance? I was a cloud skeptic. I still am, but…. The world has embraced cloud. For reasons beyond my understanding, it is … Continue reading

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Dear Samgung, Google, LG and other Phone Makers

STOP MAKING PRETTY PHONES! I am so sick of hearing about beautiful design, stylish curves and all glass. WTF do you think this is? A Beauty contest? Pretty phones break really easily. Plus the first thing I do to my … Continue reading

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Dear Jeff Bezos

Kick the asses of the idiots who write you on-site search. When I search, for example, herb grinder 3 inch, because I don’t want a toy, I get so many results that are 4 piece 2.5 grinder. Or 3 piece … Continue reading

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The Data Cluster Administrator

This was written and intended to be published on May 31, 2017. Sorry for the delay? Hadoop Admin, Elastic Search Admin, GlusterFS Admin, etc. What’s the difference? Subtle details regarding Peer Elected Leader vs Dedicated Leader, etc.; but at the … Continue reading

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Progress and Setbacks — Hadoop 3.0 breaks things

241 properties have been deprecated in Hadoop 3.0. Is that enough change for you? Dozens of sites have dedicated space to discovering and explaining all the new goodness in Hadoop 3.0. I haven’t read any that discuss the problems that … Continue reading

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T vs. V and W Shaped People

A T-shaped person is capable in many things and expert in, at least, one.* We talk a lot about hiring T shaped people at my current gig and I think it’s a misnomer for a couple of reasons. First, it … Continue reading

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