Sunday, July 07, 2024

Trip to Oregon

Here's a summary of our trip to Oregon. (Or ask your favorite AI "Give me a 7 day itinerary for family with kids to Oregon")

Day 1 - Start:

  • Fly from San Francisco, CA to Redmond, OR.
  • Rent a car and drive from Redmond to Bend, OR.
  • Visit Lava Lands Visitor Center.
  • Explore Breweries in Bend.
  • Stay at hotel in Bend, OR.


Day 2 - Bend, OR:

  • Park & Float Tumalo Creek.
  • Explore Food Trucks in Bend.
  • Bike along the Deschutes river.


Day 3 - Bend, OR:

  • Hiking near Dillon Falls.
  • Ski lift to Mt. Bachelor.
  • Explore Breweries in Bend.


Day 4 - Mt Hood, OR:

  • Drive to Smith Rock State Park.
  • Drive to Mt. Hood.
  • Drive to Troutdale, OR.
  • Stay at hotel in Troutdale, OR.
  • Explore Food Trucks in Troutdale.


Day 5 - Portland area, OR:

  • Drive to Canon Beach, OR.


Day 6 - Portland area, OR:

  • Explore Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
  • Explore Food Trucks in Troutdale.


Day 7 - Return:

  • Explore Portland (The Grotto and Rocky Butte Natural Area).
  • Return rental car at Portland, OR.
  • Fly from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Summer 2024 tech reading

Hi! Here's some tech reading for Summer (As usual, a hat tip to Hacker News, Reddit and Twitter feeds, which are my usual sources).

Tag(s)                  Link
ai,funllama.ttf - font file which is also a large language model and an inference engine
ai,java,mlJoel Knighton – Under the hood of vector search with JVector - YouTube
ai,java,mlRunning Uncensored and Open Source LLMs on Your Local Machine - YouTube
ai,mlAI in electronics: Quilter’s journey in PCB design - YouTube
ai,mlDatadog on LLMs: From Chatbots to Autonomous Agents - YouTube
ai,mlJo Kristian Bergum on X: "..retrieval is search.."
ai,mlMingshi Liu, Owais Kazi – Elevating AI Applications with OpenSearch's Flow Framework and RAG Tool - YouTube
ai,mlPerplexity CTO Denis Yarats on AI-powered search - YouTube
ai,mlShort Musings on AI Engineering and "Failed AI Projects"
ai,mlTeo Narboneta Zosa, Chingis Oinar – Robust AI Search Ranking for Radical C2C Marketplace Growth - YouTube
ai,mlTransforming Search with Perplexity AI’s CTO Denis Yarats - YouTube
ai,ml,sqlSpringAI, llama3 and pgvector: bRAGging rights! - DEV Community
ai,ml,sreScaling Meta’s Infra with GenAI: Journey to faster and smarter Incident Response - YouTube
cloud,securityfwd:cloudsec 2024 North America - Day 1, Breakout 1 - YouTube
cloud,systemNormalization of CSP audit logs with open standards. How to search everywhere at once. - YouTube
data186: Data Fusion and The Future Of Specialized Databases with Andrew Lamb of InfluxData - The Data Stack Show
dataBegun, The Catalog Wars Have - by Chris Riccomini
dataCommand Line Data Processing: Using DuckDB as a Unix Tool – DuckDB
dataData Productivity at Scale - YouTube
dataHow to Get the Most out of Postgres Memory Settings | Tembo
dataSanjeev Mohan, SanjMo & Tony Baer, dbInsight | Databricks Data + AI Summit 2024 - YouTube
dataTrino Engineering @ Microsoft - YouTube
data,relnoteMukul Karnik & Hariharan Gandhi – Delivering the next wave of innovation with OpenSearch - YouTube
data,systemAccelerate performance at scale: Best practices for Trino with Amazon S3 - YouTube
data,systemYingjun Wu - S3 as the state store for stream processing systems - YouTube
docker,relnoteWhat's New in Podman 5 - DevConf.CZ 2024 - YouTube
golangGo evolves in the wrong direction | by Aliaksandr Valialkin | Jun, 2024 | Medium
javaDevneuxs 2024 - Spring off the HTTP High Dive into an Optimized Connection Pool - John Coyne - YouTube
javaEfficient containers with Spring Boot 3, Java 21 and CDS by Sébastien Deleuze @ Spring I/O 2024 - YouTube
javaEssential Information on Virtual Threads · SAP/SapMachine Wiki
javaGraphQL Java and Spring: The Latest Features by Rossen Stoyanchev @ Spring I/O 2024 - YouTube
javaRadu Gheorghe, Rafał Kuć – Heap sizing and GC tuning for Solr and friends - YouTube
javaSpring I/O 2024 Keynote - YouTube
javaSpring Tips: Spring Modulith - YouTube
javaThe Future of Java Performance in Serverless: Native Java, CRaC and Project Leydens @ Spring I/O 24 - YouTube
javaThe good, the bad, the native by Gregorio Palamà @ Spring I/O 2024 - YouTube
java,k8sImplementing Kubernetes operators in Java with Micronaut by Álvaro Sánchez-Mariscal Arnaiz - YouTube
k8sLars Francke, Jannik Heyl – Lessons learned writing 10+ Kubernetes Operators - YouTube
miscCoatue’s Laffont on AI Darlings and Opportunities in Today’s Markets - YouTube
miscMaking an impact through authenticity and curiosity | Ami Vora (CPO at Faire, ex-WhatsApp, FB, IG) - Lenny's Podcast
miscRedefining the Silicon Valley Startup with HashiCorp Co-Founder Armon Dadgar - YouTube
mlAnsgar Gruene, Dharin Shah, Alexander Butenko – Text to Context: How We Introduced Hybrid Search - YouTube
mlDoug Turnbull, Charles Njoroge – Learning to Rank for Reddit Search: A Project Retro - YouTube
mlIndex 2024 Talk: How DoorDash Personalizes the Shopping Experience - YouTube
mlLuuk Kaandorp, Vincent Peijnenburg - The Power of the Bonus Card: Road to Personalised Search - YouTube
ml,systemCorey J. Nolet, Vivek Narang – cuVS and Lucene: GPU-based Vector Search - YouTube
rustDioxus Labs + “High-level Rust”
securityCisco Secure Firewall: Intelligent Security Powered by Talos - YouTube
securityCisco XDR Detection Analytics and Gen AI - YouTube
securityOverview of Fortinet Universal SASE - YouTube
systemA Cost Analysis of Replication vs S3 Express One Zone in Transactional Data Systems — Jack Vanlightly
systemApache Kafka Done Right - YouTube
systemArkadiusz Trawiński - Log messages processing using NLP tools | PyData London 2024 - YouTube
systemBatch Data & Streaming Data in one Atom (with Jove Zhong) - YouTube
systemHow FourKites runs a scalable and cost-effective log analytics solution to handle petabytes of logs - YouTube
systemIlan Ginzburg – Search in the Cloud: separation of compute and storage - YouTube
systemMemoryDB: Speed, Durability, and Composition. - Marc's Blog
systemMultiple Regions, Single Pane of Glass - WarpStream - Stream More, Manage Less
systemReimplementing Apache Kafka with Golang and S3 - YouTube
systemStefan Sprenger - Taming the cost of Kafka workloads in the cloud - YouTube
zigWhat's Zig got that C, Rust and Go don't have? (with Loris Cro) - YouTube

Until next time!

Sunday, June 09, 2024

Early Summer 2024 tech reading

Hi! Here's some tech reading for Summer (As usual, a hat tip to Hacker News, Reddit and Twitter feeds, which are my usual sources).

Tag(s)                  Link
ai,javaQuarkus, Langchain4J & Ollama by SÉBASTIEN BLANC - YouTube
cloudMillion Dollar Lines of Code: an Engineering Perspective on Cloud Cost Optimization - YouTube
cloud,security*AST and *SPM: Acquisition Magnets – High Signal Security – YAIB (Yet Another Infosec blog).
cloud,securityBSidesSF 2023 - To Normalized Logs, and Beyond - Building a Threat Detection... (Levitsky, Maloney) - YouTube
cloud,securityIAM Is The Worst
cloud,securityReal-World Cloud Security Challenges and Solutions Explained for 2024 - YouTube
cloud,securityWorkshop: Point and Shoot to Continuous Auditing in the AWS Cloud | Andrew Krug | WWHF 2023 - YouTube
cloud,systemAWS re:Invent 2023 - Dive deep on Amazon S3 (STG314) - YouTube
dataAnalystANGLE: The Great Iceberg Debate | Data Cloud Summit 24 - YouTube
dataDefinite: How We Migrated Our Data Warehouse from Snowflake to DuckDB
dataHow we added replication to QuestDB, a time-series database - Javier Ramirez - JOTB24 - YouTube
dataNimble and Lance: The Parquet Killers - by Chris Riccomini
javaAll Java 23 Features - Inside Java Newscast #70 - YouTube
javaAn mmap-based hash table optimization
javaExploring ONNX, Embedding Models, and Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) with Langchain4j - podcast with adam bien | Podcast on Spotify
javaGeeCON Prague 2023: Štěpán Šindelář - GraalVM Scripting Languages as Maven Dependencies - YouTube
javaGeeCon-2024 - Nitsan Wakart - OOMS I did it again
javaIndexing all of Wikipedia, on a laptop
javaJOX - Virtual-thread-friendly go-like channels for Java, Adam Warski SoftwareMill - YouTube
javaPushing Java to the Limits: Processing a Billion Rows in under 2 Seconds by ROY VAN RIJN - YouTube
javaQuarkus Insights #166: Lies, Damn Lies...and Techempower - YouTube
javaWhy Java's Records Are Better Than Lombok's @Data and Kotlin's Data Classes
java,relnoteApache Lucene Version 9.11.0 is released
java,rustHow We Migrated Our Static Analyzer From Java to Rust | Datadog
k8sA tale of three service meshes - YouTube
miscAli Ghodsi on Databricks' Growth Journey, Lessons in Leadership and What Founders Should Build Today - YouTube
miscBuild Your Startup With AI - The Ben & Marc Show | Podcast on Spotify
miscEp7. The Great IPO Debate, Tesla Robotaxi vs. Uber, & Tech Check | BG2 with Bill Gurley & Brad Gerstner - BG2Pod with Brad Gerstner and Bill Gurley | Podcast on Spotify
miscNick Mehta, CEO Gainsight: My Top 10 Failures as a SaaS CEO & What I've Learned - YouTube
miscRubrik CEO Bipul Sinha | Scaling with Intuition - YouTube
miscThe $9B Startup Going After Snowflake and Databricks | Renen Hallak from VAST Data - The MAD Podcast with Matt Turck | Podcast on Spotify
securityBSidesSF 2023 - Defining a Data Masking Framework at Scale (Sohini Mukherjee, Tim Lam) - YouTube
securityDon’t Security Engineer Asymmetric Workloads
securityMagnets for Needles in Haystacks: Using MITRE ATT&CK w/ Risk-Based Alert | Haylee Mills | WWHF 2023 - YouTube
securityThe State of Cybersecurity – Year in Review - YouTube
systemAWS re:Invent 2022 - Capacity plan optimally in the cloud (NFX304) - YouTube
systemBuilding a Managed Postgres Service in Rust: Part 1 | Tembo
systemHow We Improved the Performance of a Userspace TCP Stack in Go by 5X - Coder
systemHow We Solve Load Balancing Challenges in Apache Kafka | by Agoda Engineering | Agoda Engineering & Design | May, 2024 | Medium
systemKeynote Fifteen years of formal methods at AWS  Marc Brooker, Amazon AWS - YouTube
systemNot Just Scale - Marc's Blog
systemPartial Multi-Tenancy on Kafka Using Strimzi at LittleHorse - Colt McNealy, Founder, LittleHorse - YouTube
systemPractical Insights from Datadog’s Use of TLA+ and Simulations Arun Parthiban, Datadog - YouTube
systemPrestissimo Batch Efficiency at Meta - Amit Dutta, Meta - YouTube
systemReliable Order Processing - City Storage Systems
systemScaling Platform Engineering: Shopify’s Blueprint - YouTube
systemSupport Tiered Storage in Strimzi Operated Kafka - Lixin Yao, Vrishali Bhor & Bo Gao, Apple - YouTube
systemTLA+ @ LinkedIn Ambry and Venice Ankur Agrawal & Zac Policzer, LinkedIn - YouTube
systemWarpStream Unveiled: Cloud-Native Kafka Redefined with Richard Artoul | Ep. 52 | RTA Podcast - YouTube
wasmWebAssembly: A promising technology that is quietly being sabotaged
webWhy, after 6 years, I’m over GraphQL

Until next time!