Public Speaking: The Prequel

There’s a video that everyone seems to have seen of me (seriously, when I went to Brazil everyone mentioned it) presenting MongoDB to the San Francisco Java User Group.  Unfortunately, I think it’s the worst presentation I’ve ever given, partly because of the lead-up and partly because of inexperience. I looked up directions and gaveContinue reading “Public Speaking: The Prequel”

Installing Linux on a MacBook Air

It’s not a clean victory, but I got Linux onto my MacBook Air. When I first got my Air, I launched the Ubuntu install disk and followed the instructions on the Ubuntu wiki. Unfortunately, these instructions are apparently for the MacBook Air 1,1, and I had a MacBook Air 2,1. The Linux kernel froze inContinue reading “Installing Linux on a MacBook Air”

Five Worst Places for Mosquito Bites

If there is a mosquito within 50 feet of me, it will find me and bite me.  I am one of those people that attracts them like a magnet.  A delicious, blood-filled magnet.  Anyway, these are the places you should avoid getting bitten: 1. Face – Could be forhead, nose, cheek, eyelid… they all lookContinue reading “Five Worst Places for Mosquito Bites”

Testing MongoDB Replica Pairs with Perl

I was just fixing this, and it’s a pain to setup/test, so I figured I’d put up what I did here, so at least I’d never have to figure it out again.  So, start two db servers and an arbiter: $ mkdir ~/data1 $ mkdir ~/data2 $ $ ./mongod –pairwith localhost:27018 –arbiter localhost:27019 –dbpath ~/data1Continue reading “Testing MongoDB Replica Pairs with Perl”