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Amazon Website Feedback does not exist.

I’m an Amazon whore. My account was created in 1997, when they were a book store. I got a pre-GA Alexa invitation. I still order most of my consumables from Amazon. They are, IMHO, in decline as a whole. Alexa … Continue reading

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FedEx is F’d up

So I ordered some flip flops. When I got the email that they had been delivered. I went outside to look around and they’re not anywhere. I tracked the package via FedEx. Hilarity ensued. And I never got my package. … Continue reading

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buzzfeed.com is evil

This shouldn’t be news to anyone, but it needs to be said. Buzzfeed has no, Zero, probably negative value on a healthy society. So why does it exist? I could go on at length from a biblical perceptive, but let’s … Continue reading

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Time Limits for spare or “fixable” hardware

A few months ago I was thinking about buying an SSD to put in a FreeNAS system. Mind you, I already have 2 free standing NAS devices using traditional spinning disks. I was considering this because I can download a … Continue reading

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That time I lost all of my code

Just prior to my time at my second start up, I was a Network Admin (Network 386) for a small plastics company. I’d leave that job and work with Gary and Phil for a few hours most evenings. I was … Continue reading

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Replication FAIL

We’ve had our clusters running for a few months without significant issues. Or at least so we thought. I’m not sure of the why and how yet, but it seems that even rack topology scripts running, replication factor of 3 … Continue reading

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Why Enterprise Hadoop is different than Web Hadoop.

Bringing the power of Hadoop to the enterprise is a tricky matter.  While we all know the wonderful virtues of distributed storage and compute and how it’s solving Big Data problems in the web world, it is entirely a different … Continue reading

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