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PSA: Migrating SSD Between MacBook Pro Computers

PSA: It’s possible to move a MacBook Pro notebook SSD drive to another similar model of the same year, with two exceptions: 1) the new computer needs the firmware for that filesystem version. For example, if the SSD used APFS … Continue reading

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Microsoft Revives Flight Simulator

Stoked to hear that Microsoft is working on a release of Flight Simulator 2020, for the Xbox and PC (Windows 10). Besides being one of the top-selling games of all time, I got my IFR airplane rating in the minimum … Continue reading

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Hadoop Has No Business Model

I had a chance to talk to a Big Data sales manager 5 years ago. He said, “Hadoop is a tough sale on the East Coast. Hoping Spark will help.” Now, MapR is facing insolvency and Cloudera/Hortonworks isn’t doing great. … Continue reading

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Amazon SF Loft: Observability for Startups

Luke Demi from Coinbase (YC) gave a talk on “Observability for Startups” tonite at the AWS Loft at 525 Market Street. Video He talked about their odyssey through the years to monitor their infrastructure, now over 5,000 AWS servers (originally … Continue reading

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H2 Database

Java H2 Database

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