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Best of September 2020

Here are some things that I remember from this past (powerful!) September Asheville Yoga practices at Carrier Park Friends Hikes and Waterfalls Runs down Haywood Rd and the French Broad Home searching Sobriety Free from porn, alcohol, coffee, and all that. 5 Second Rule Listening to that audiobook Practicing acting…

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Best of July 2020

July has been an eventful, challenging, and transformative month. It’s been hot and humid in Brooklyn; getting up into the 90s. I started a new job at Autodesk, but before I started I went on a week-long trip to Laurel Park, North Carolina. I have been dealing with a foot…

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Opening a jar

The idea I was working on a bash script that copied a bunch of jar files from S3. As a person who has avoided Java so far in my career, I don’t know much about jar files, JVM, etc. But I was curious what was inside these jar files, so…

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Hadoop Notes

I just started a new job and need to learn about the “big data” ecosystem. I’m writing this post to reinforce some learning, improve my memory retention, and to create a reference for myself (and others?) to use in the future. What is Hadoop? Tries to bring compute as close…

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Wireshark Filters

Wireshark is an awesome tool that lets you look at network activity. It captures packets of data leaving and entering a network and displays them in a graphical user interface. I’ve found Wireshark to be an invaluable learning tool. I’ve used it to help me understand network protocols, such as…

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4 Miles Every 4 Hours for 48 Hours

I recently attempted David Goggin’s 4x4x48 challenge, which is to run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. I recorded some video clips along the way and produced this video of the journey.

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Best of June 2020

It’s starting to get hot. Here are some things I came across in the month of June that I thought were pretty cool. Scott Hanselman – Scaling Yourself Scott kept it real in this talk. He provided some great tips on how to take care of yourself and be more…

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The Last Two Weeks

I recently put in my two-week notice at a company where I have been working as a devops engineer for the past year. I want to reflect one some of the thoughts and realizations that I’ve experienced in these final days. First off, it’s important to know that our company…

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