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Ode to Apache Drill

How do you solve the petabyte logfile challenge? Apache Drill 'twas upon a midnight dreary, sql queries running through eternity, database errors making me weary. Stumble upon drill by Apache, bits and SQL galore, data…

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The 8 Petabyte Challenge

The Discovery Say you're at work and stumble across a file system with 8 petabytes of log files. How do you start to analyze the data? TL;DR: There is no answer. But we walk through…

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How I Store Files in a Cloud

Background In discussions with someone about cloud security, they were surprised to learn I store anything in the cloud. It's convenient to have my files synced between machines. I use syncthing, resilio, and cloud drives.

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Each 1 Teach 1 Tech

Each One Teach One Tech is in full swing this summer with a virtual internship program for 42 talented people. They come from all walks of life and bring unique talents to each job. They…

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HTC 5G Hub Teardown

I bought a refurbished HTC 5G Hub to see if I could get a 5G hotspot and if it could act as a secondary internet connection if my main connection drops. The device runs Android…

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Speaking at CORE-IT Conference

Speaking at CORE IT Conference all week this week. Learn and up-skill your IT skills in a range of network and Internet topics. Join us and learn. CORE-IT is a free online conference focused on…

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Plenty of Time to Read and Think

What I'm reading Study finds that owning a car is bad for your health, https://www.treehugger.com/cars/chinese-study-finds-owning-car-bad-your-health.html. A natural experiment in health affects of car ownership. Stop Using Encrypted Email, https://latacora.micro.blog/2020/02/19/stop-using-encrypted.html. An opinionated piece with which I…

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Speaking at CORE-IT on 24-30 March 2020

Are you interested in computer networking? internetworking? Do you want to know what actually happens on your wifi? What is this Wireshark thing? Join the Chappell University's CORE-IT Virtual conference from 24-30 March, https://www.chappell-university.com/core-it. CORE-IT…

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High Performance lewman.com, Part Two

In further thoughts about high performance websites, I thought about expanding on my own experiences with my side-hobby on my domain, lewman.com. I'm not talking about this blog, yet. The blog is hosted on Wordpress.com…

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