While taking the Coursera “Developing Data Products” course, I developed a tool for comparing performance on standardized tests between California Schools. Today I ported tool to python and published to http://www.dmaust.net/schools/.
As April fool’s day aproaches, I noticed an odd item in my Google Analytics page. After visiting their realtime stats, it appears I have 41 active visitors to my website from the International Space Station.
While reviewing bitly’s API, I cam across a call for “high value” links. http://dev.bitly.com/data_apis.html#v3_highvalue.
After wondering what this this call produces, I made a test script to pull the current top thirty high value links and display them in a human readable format. The results are available at http://dmaust.net/cgi-bin/hot_bitly.py.
In the past I’ve used a hive CSV SerDe originally from bizo but one complaint that often arose is some operations failed due to type errors. The original SerDe produces strings objects for operations. This leads to odd issues with various hive operations. Due to this, I updated the hive SerDe to support integer types as well. The fork is on github at dmaust/csv-serde.
While comparing hosting options I decided to record unixbench benchmarks on a few of the servers and other machines of which I have access. My results are available on my github repo as well as tests from others. https://github.com/dmaust/unixbench-results
I have just posted my Mining calculator. Just put in your hash rate (in Mhps), and it will calculate your expected revenue.
This Thursday Marc Bevand (Bitcoin miner and GPGPU expert), Stephen Gornick (author of bitcoinminer.com), and myself be speaking on Bitcoins as part of a panel at the UNIX Users Association of Southern California. It should be interesting, especially after the recent events in Bitcoin security due to the events at MtGox.
For more information visit: http://bolthole.com/uuala/
Happy Pi Day 2010.
Welcome to my blog. It has been newly created. I decided to try out WordPress on Quercus. Quercus is a PHP implementation done in Java. It appears to be very fast, but as WordPress isn’t targeting Quercus, I’m expecting to find some quirks.