Atari Punk Console Alpha

This weekend I made an Atari Punk Console. I had seen Colin Cunningham’s video on Make Magazine and wanted to try it out myself. I looked online and found some simple plans and ordered the parts of Jameco. They came really quickly and I built this circuit. I used this picture to wire up the … [Read more…]

Interrogating CSVs

This week at work I had an interesting problem, I needed to bulk import many, many CSV files into our database. I wanted to do this in an automated way that would not lose any data. I came up with this idea and it worked out really well. Luckily the filenames of the comma separated … [Read more…]

Hadoop Installation Tutorial

I spend the last two days building a Hadoop cluster at work. Here are the steps you could go through to make your own cluster. This cluster uses: A fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64-bit Server (with only theĀ  OpenSSH package included on the install) Apache Hadoop 0.20.203.0 rc1 (the current stable version as … [Read more…]

Vegetable Barley Soup

We made a nice soup this week that we want to make again soon. It was really easy and healthy. 2 quarts vegetable broth 1 cup uncooked barley 2 large carrots, chopped medium celery, chopped 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained 1 onion, chopped 3 bay … [Read more…]

Sarah Work Out of the Day

Sarah beat Brian and me up at 24 hour fitness with this work. We did 3 sets, 45 seconds on with a 15 second break in between each exercise. Squats with Medicine Ball Russian Twists Kettle Bell Swings Push Ups Lunges  

Bobcat in field in Pt Reyes

Last Fall Craig and I took a trip to Pt. Reyes. We did an overnight in the Wildcat campground. On the way back to Sonoma we took the coastal rd out of Pt. Reyes. We saw this bobcat in a field on the drive home.