Monthly Archives: April 2011

High Frequency Trading Servers

I wasn’t aware that server vendors were making special models for high frequency trading on Wall St., but here’s one that is overclocked and liquid-cooled from Appro: Also, “proximity hosting” is colocating them near the financial exchanges. BlueDotServers.com: Low Latency … Continue reading

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Stanford: Secondary Market for Private Shares: Overview and Challenges

The Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School hosted a session on “Secondary Market for Private Shares: Overview and Challenges” at 6 pm. There were 4 panelists: Annemarie Tierney, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, SecondMarket, Inc. Marianne Baldrica, … Continue reading

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Amazon Cloud Weather Report – Clearing Up

Four days after the Amazon N. Virginia problems started, RDS (MySQL Relational Database System that is mirrored) and Beanstalk are still not back to normal. I can guarantee that those affected by the RDS outage will be thinking long and … Continue reading

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Google Translate API Programming Notes

I decided to try out the Google Translate API (v1), part of the Google Language API Family this weekend. The Google Translate API supports various housekeeping functions plus 2 main features: language detection language translation. Although machine translation does not … Continue reading

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Visual diff Utilities on Linux

The diff utility is widely used by programmers on linux for comparing file changes, but there are some handy, lesser-known comparison utilities that are more visual and still included for free with linux distros and Mac OS X: sdiff is … Continue reading

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