Big data architecture and patterns, Part 1: Introduction to big data classification and architecture

Big data architecture and patterns, Part 2: How to know if a big data solution is right for your organization

Big data architecture and patterns, Part 3: Understanding the architectural layers of a big data solution


You Are Not So Smart

The Misconception: You procrastinate because you are lazy and can’t manage your time well.

The Truth: Procrastination is fueled by weakness in the face of impulse and a failure to think about thinking.


Netflix reveals something about your own behavior you should have noticed by now, something which keeps getting between you and the things you want to accomplish.

If you have Netflix, especially if you stream it to your TV, you tend to gradually accumulate a cache of hundreds of films you think you’ll watch one day. This is a bigger deal than you think.

Take a look at your queue. Why are there so damn many documentaries and dramatic epics collecting virtual dust in there? By now you could draw the cover art to “Dead Man Walking” from memory. Why do you keep passing over it?

Psychologists actually know the answer to this question, to why you keep…

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Who has your back?

EFF has just released the 2013 edition of Who Has Your Back?

Users shouldn’t be left in the dark. They have a right to know when the government is seeking their data and deserve a chance to stand up for themselves. But they can’t do it unless companies are willing to make a commitment take a stand with them. As stewards of our digital lives, companies need to promise to be transparent and help users fight for stronger, clearer protections and standards in the law.

I suck at math, And Khan Academy saved me.

As i’m progressing in the Machine Learning course by Andrew Ng, I felt lost with the math of the Regression. Not after too long on google i decided to watch the Regression videos on Khan Academy. It took me less than two hours to put me back on track :-).

Thank to the guy “I couldn’t find your name one the website” who made the regression videos, i owe you a lot :-),

Thanks Mr. Khan, Mr. Ng and thanks to everyone contributing to the free MOOC movement.

joepie91s Ramblings

Python is quite often hailed as a language that is great to learn programming, due to its simple and often natural-language-like syntax. But there’s one big issue that many Python developers conveniently overlook: the documentation.

While PHP is no doubt a terribly inconsistent language that has some very bad language design, the documentation is, perhaps ironically, very good. It misses some information here and there, and even has some incorrect information in it, but overall it’s a very valuable learning resource – especially for people that are new to programming.

In this article, I’ll go into the most important differences between PHP and Python documentation, and how this is seriously affecting the adoption of Python.

Let’s start out with a simple example. Say you are a developer that just started using PHP, and you want to know how to get the current length of an array. You fire up a…

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