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Get it together, Pepco!

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 Posted in geek out, general | No Comments »

Pepco DC is a disaster! They're getting a little bit better at preparing for major storms, which is one positive. The software on their website is terrible. I logged into my account and had a look at my October bill. ...


Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 Posted in general | 1 Comment »

We're Married!

HBase Shell Scan with Prefix

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 Posted in general | No Comments »

Should be easy, right? It isn't documented anywhere. Suppose you have the prefix of an hbase key and the table name, and you need to scan for any keys + values that match. > scan 'my_table', {STARTROW => 'key_prefix', LIMIT => ...

Being Responsible?

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 Posted in general | No Comments »

I'm having a very responsible couple of days. 1. Started P90X 2 yesterday with two buddies. By the way, I've never seen anyone hump a foam roller for as long as p90-tony does in the core video 2. Just paid most of ...

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Most Beautiful University Libraries

Saturday, December 17th, 2011 Posted in general, grad school | 1 Comment »

Flavorwire did a piece about the most beautiful University Libraries in the world. http://flavorwire.com/240819/the-25-most-beautiful-college-libraries-in-the-world Some of them are truly beautiful, like this library at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore: I'm pleased that one of my almae matres made it to the list, Widener Library ...