Monthly Archives: February 2017

AWS Loft Architecture Week – Databases

I attended 2 days of the AWS Loft SF Database Architecture Conference. The software scalability work that Amazon has done on databases and caches, especially the Aurora distributed MySQL and Postgres databases, is very impressive. (DBA note: do careful acceptance … Continue reading

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WWII Propaganda About Carrots and Night Vision

The Smithsonian magazine has an interesting article on WWII propaganda about carrots and night vision. Besides discussing the cover of how carrots were responsible for aerial combat instead of RADAR, I had no idea there was a World Carrot Museum. … Continue reading

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Advanced Swagger UI Techniques

The benefits of using Swagger/OpenAPI are to maintain consistent API specifications, validation and documentation. And the Swagger UI documentation tool initially looks very attractive cosmetically. However there’s no publishing or privacy restriction features. The reason is that the Swagger API … Continue reading

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Free Mac OS X PDF Editors

When you need to edit a PDF, you really need to edit a PDF. The free Preview app that comes with Mac OS X can annotate and do some simple operations on PDF files, but does not have a feature … Continue reading

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Super Bowl LI 2017

Best Super Bowl that I can remember, with first Super Bowl Overtime. The New England Patriots (QB Tom Brady) came from behind to win 34-28 over the Atlanta Falcons (QB Matt Ryan). Atlanta scored 3 TD’s in Q2: Freeman does … Continue reading

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