Category Archives: Technology

Technology vs. economy in a nutshell

Paul Krugman continues to ponder the impact of technology on income distribution.  The takeaway, in my opinion, is here: Smart machines may make higher GDP possible, but also reduce the demand for people — including smart people. So we could … Continue reading

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I was wondering about this for a long time…

…and, apparently, so did Paul Krugman: Robots mean that labor costs don’t matter much, so you might as well locate in advanced countries with large markets and good infrastructure (which may soon not include us, but that’s another issue). On … Continue reading

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Major IT wizardry…

Mina Naguib is chasing down a weird network malfunction: At AdGear Technologies Inc. where I work, ssh is king. We use it for management, monitoring, deployments, log file harvesting, even real-time event streaming. It’s solid, reliable, has all the predictability … Continue reading

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Andrew Oliver on NoSQL

From Infoworld: Which freaking database should I use? By Andrew Oliver Created 2012-08-02 03:00AM I’ve been in Chicago for the last few weeks setting up our first satellite office for my company. While Silicon Valley may be the home of … Continue reading

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What Hadoop can and can’t do

From Infoworld: What Hadoop can and can’t do By Brian Proffit Created 2012-06-21 03:00AM The lure of using big data for your business is a strong one, and there is no brighter lure these days than Apache Hadoop, the scalable data … Continue reading

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Small is beautiful… and cheap

Apparently, there’s a new trend in computing; people are beginning to build ultra-cheap and ultra-small computers running Android or Linux.  Let’s meet a couple of the contestants… Android PC runs Android 2.3 on a VIA 800MHz Processor, has 512MB of … Continue reading

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MySQL, kernel_mutex, etc.

Vadim Tkachenko of Percona is playing with innodb_thread_concurrency:

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WAMP stacks reviewed

From Infoworld: Review: WAMP stacks for Web developers By Serdar Yegulalp Created 2012-05-30 03:00AM There are two places where I do software development for the Web. The first is “out there,” on the Web server for which I pay my monthly hosting … Continue reading

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10 essential MySQL tools

From Infoworld: 10 essential MySQL tools for admins By Daniel Nichter Created 2011-08-01 03:00AM MySQL is a complex system that requires many tools to repair, diagnose, and optimize it. Fortunately for admins, MySQL has attracted a vibrant community of developers who are … Continue reading

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Piggybacking WordPress

Let’s say you’re running WordPress.  You use it extensively, your whole team is on it, you have some cool plugins that expand WordPress’ functionality, but now you need a whole different custom application (or five) to run alongside WordPress.  What … Continue reading

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