Way back in the 1800’s, the Irish thought that they had solved the problem of feeding an ever growing population. They started planting Lumper potatoes; since potatoes are propagated vegetatively, all of the subsequent lumper ‘taters were genetic clones – identical to one another. This seemed like a good idea, a starving population is surely… Continue reading How I Learned to Stop Worrying about AES and Love the Chacha
Since back towards the end of 2020 I have been learning MongoDb. I haven’t blogged about it because as it turns out you can either learn a technology or write about it 🙂 I’m just kidding. Kinda. I was raised on SQL databases – first MySQL and SQL Server and later Postgresql. I even have… Continue reading MongoDb, The Ninja, and Glorified JSON…
2019 was the first year that I successfully collected and analyzed data all year. I had flirted with it for a couple of years but 2018 was the year that I created something good enough to use throughout the entire year of 2019.
You know how sometimes you buy the latest gadget and you instantly have buyers remorse and techno let-down syndrome? I have had the exact opposite experience with my new Pixel 4.
First, if you don’t know me, I think that it’s only fair to say right up front that I love Google. I realize that loving a soulless corporate entity is silly – but you have to remember what the Internet was like before Google. We scrolled through lists of topical sites Yahoo had collected for… Continue reading YouTube Premium – The Best Streaming Value
Back in the day all the websites I created were static websites. I’m talking about like 1995-ish. Back then I was super excited when I figured out how to get an html form to use Perl and the cgi-bin to send an email… These days even with PHP, Django, Rails, etc. there are times when… Continue reading Create a static website from a Google Storage Bucket
The sheer number of Google Cloud Platform services can be overwhelming. I found that breaking them down into their component parts helped me to get a clearer understanding. With that in mind, today I decided to write about one of the fundamental GCP data storage option: Cloud Storage
If it’s May, then it’s time for a new version of my on-going series where I track what places are being mentioned the most in the news and on social media. The criteria for being a place in this context is that I can generate longitude and latitude for it. Even if those co-ordinates don’t… Continue reading Where Its At May 1st 2019
If your only encounter with the ides of anything was via Shakespeare then like me you may have thought that it meant the 15th of the month. Oh contraire. Evidently the Ides is the 15th day of March, May, July, and October; and the 13th of the other months. But I digress…