Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Black shouldered kite

Black shouldered kite, originally uploaded by SRJP.

Pic taken by my dad - Dr Jayaprakash, Bangalore

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Project Voldemort, another Dynamo clone

Incredible, another Amazon Dynamo clone - Project Voldemort. Is there no end to this list Open Source Distributed Caches? I'm not complaining though.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hiking in Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Today I went hiking in Almaden Quicksilver County Park, Santa Clara. This is the site of an old Mercury mine. The trails are pretty ok. I started at the Hacienda Park entrance, went up Mine Hill Trail, then on Randol Trail. I turned right onto Buena Vista Trail, which then meets New Almaden Trail. I didn't like this stretch of the trail because it goes too close to the residential plots on Almaden Road. After about a mile, I started heading back on Hacienda Trail. Hacienda trail is quite steep. No cycles allowed, but it felt like a good workout. That's a total of 5.9 miles.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Device drivers in Java

Now that Real-Time Java is really here, it's time to look at some wacky stuff to do in Java I guess.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Money Masters

Wow! A friend told me about this documentary called "The Money Masters" about how money is "created" in the US, about how the Federal Reserve is really a quasi-public bank and other such mind boggling facts...It's a fairly long documentary. I've found the time to watch only the first part so far. But it's incredible, absolutely incredible.


Friday, January 02, 2009

jmemcached - pure Java port of memcached

Continuing my list of Java based Distributed Caches, here's another new one I spotted - jmemcached.

Ingenious online ETL

Here's some really amazing ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Loading) done by someone using Google Docs and Yahoo Pipes. I just loved it.