AWS CodeCommit on OSX

Surprisingly, there are a few steps to get started on  AWS CodeCommit…from a fresh OSX laptop. After bouncing around the AWS documentation…here are the steps. 1. Install brew /usr/bin/ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)” 2. install python and pip and aws cli brew install python git sudo easy_install pip sudo pip install awscli 3. Configure your keys —…




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Cassandra in a Container – Under the Hood

Wanted to show more of the magic that’s going on behind the scenes in Cassandra in a Container on OSX.  The domain specific shell here is doing a bit of remembering for you: 1. It is remembering the location of containers in your project directory 2. Finding DockerFiles recursively within that directory and makes them avail.…




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Cassandra in a Container on OSX

Getting Your Laptop Setup Let’s get Cassandra running, using containers to keep the runtime environment similar to what it would be in production.  We are focusing on OSX only and will use a few tools that are freely available to make it all work. 1. Install Brew 2. Install CaskRoom brew tap caskroom/cask 3.  Install…




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An Introduction to ‘av’

I’ve been grappling with this project for years now and figured I would share the progress so far.  We will leverage this work as we tackle Deep Learning over the course of 2016.  Ever have a project with stuff everywhere?  Some java stuff, a go application that was hacked up on a half-day, some mysql…




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The History of Deep Learning

Starting with John Kaufhold‘s DeepLearning presentation (pdf) to the DataCommunity DC back in 2014.  Marvin Galvin did a blog post covering the highlights.  Here is the video: With that history lesson, I want to zoom down a level of detail and understand all these papers.  Here are the papers in a handy script to download them. View…




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Setting Up WordPress on AWS

First blog post has to be documenting how I’m setting up this blog!  Going to keep in very technical.  Need an EC2 instance, running Ubuntu, with WordPress using Nginx with the AddThis plugin for sharing tools, email against Google Apps for Business server, and backing up to S3 with Backup Buddy plugin. Using an Amazon…




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