By Ilya Grigorik on March 03, 2009 After immersing yourself into the field of distributed computing and large data sets you inevitably come to appreciate the elegance of Google's Map-Reduce framework . Both the generality and the simplicity of its map , emit , and reduce phases is what makes it such a powerful tool. However, while Google has made the theory public, the underlying software implementation remains closed source and is arguably one of their biggest competitive advantages ( GFS , BigTable , etc).
I thought I'd give myself more time to work in December (we're releasing some big products) so I consciously cut out holiday parties during the week. This was especially important this year since the holiday season started early due to an early Thanksgiving. Now I love holiday parties … they're a lot of fun.
Alex King has rebuilt his blog and started an extensive series about the process and the discoveries he made about the redesign and “new thinking” about how blogs work and how users use blogs. In the first article on this ongoing series, King covers an overview of the changes he’s made to the site. The series so far includes: Future posts include using various WordPress Plugins, as well as updated versions, details on the new site, site maintenance simplified, benefits of CMS, and monetization options, along with a few other goodies.
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by Leonard Richardson (leonardr at segfault dot org) Paper revision 1: 02/06/2005 Introduction Recommendation engines enjoyed a vogue in the mid-90s.
January 2005 (I wrote this talk for a high school. I never actually gave it, because the school authorities vetoed the plan to invite me.) When I said I was speaking at a high school, my friends were curious.
Liberal friendly quotes: "Knowledge is Power." -- Francis Bacon "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." -- Derek Bok, attributed