Software Engineering

Using Clojure to query AWS EMR via Hive JDBC

In January, I launched an Amazon Elastic Map/Reduce (EMR) cluster, for a migration project.  Since then, I've been slowing adjusting and configuring

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Software Engineering

Querying your Dropbox Business Activity

Today I needed to find out which team members were utilizing our Dropbox Business account the most. It turns out this is easy. The Dropbox Help

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Software Engineering

Serverless Computing Resources

Amazon amazes me with the services they come out with. I saw this interesting article this morning:

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Software Engineering

Converting JSON to TSV using Python streaming

Earlier today, a friend asked my advice on how to convert a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) file to tab-separated values (TSV) in Python. As with

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Electronics

AdaBox 005

Now that package deliveries have resumed (post-Irma) I received AdaBox 005 today!

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Electronics

AdaBox 004

Received another AdaBox in the mail today from my quarterly AdaFruit subscription.

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Electronics

AdaBox 003

A year ago I decided to purchase a monthly STEM kit subscription for my son Alex to work on, Tinker Crate. "1/6/2017">Earlier this

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Electronics

My second soldering project: Wi-Fi Weather Station

I finally finished the mini, wi-fi weather station from Adafruit! This project was the reason I learned how to solder last week.

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Cooking

🇨🇺 Ropa Vieja

The other day I had a craving for ropa vieja. I tried out this recipe I found via Googling best ropa vieja recipe.

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Cooking

🍕NY Times Pizza Recipe

I have a long history of trying to make a decent pizza at home. This was another attempt at it.

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Cooking

11 herbs and spices chicken fingers

Last year, I heard that Colonel Sanders' famous secret recipe had been found in a scrapebook. Since then, I've wanted to try out the recipe.

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Cooking

Hawaiian chicken with macadamia nut rice

My friend Chris recently shared, on Facebook, a Hawaiian chicken recipe he came across. It looked good, so I decided to make it. I added sliced

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Uncategorized

Changing the color on the flip clock screensaver, Fliqlo

I'm a fan of the flip clock screensaver, Fliqlo. I installed it back on October 9th 2016 after randomly seeing it on Pinterest. The photo which

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DIY

Wrangling my computer power cables

Today I finally did something about the nest of power cables under my computer desk. It's been bothering me for a while now. Not only was it an eye

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Uncategorized

Tampa Bay Comic Con 2017

No costume for Alex this year at Tampa Bay Comic Con. He wanted to wear his Halo Master Chief costume from last year's Halloween. Unfortunately,

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DIY

Window sill repair

I finally got around to repairing my cracked window sill. When I bought the house, back in 2013, the inspection report called out a crack in one of

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