One of our requirements was to set up and index data from one application(Data Backend) into the sunspot/solr engine of another application(say Search App) so that we could search and review the data in the latter. For this, I tried a few things to get the setup done using Active Resource (note – Active Resource is being removed from core rails in Rails 4.0, but will likely be available as a gem. Continue Reading
I found the following comment at http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=49172#p1887292 .
The only reward for being competent at your job is that your job becomes to fix other people’s incompetence.
I used this as my gmail status message and my friends objected that it sounded offensive. So, I’ve to set the URL as the status message.
After harassing Anthony Giardullo of Facebook many times during the week before the last, I finally managed to get Scribe to work with Ruby. Continuing from where I left it last time, let me first show you the code I was using to log the messages: Continue Reading
Applicants must also have extensive knowledge of UNIX, although they should have sufficiently good programming taste to not consider this an achievement.
Scribe is a logging framework from Facebook and is supposed to be excellent at handling billions of log messages every day in a distributed and reliable way.
I’m trying to use a Ruby Client named rscribe_cat.rb to post messages to the scribed server started using the examples/example1.conf file that came with the distribution. The file is attached herewith. Continue Reading
“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.“
— Maya Angelou
I’m always delighted to learn that it’s so remarkable that profound thoughts can always be summed up into simple and practical words. The rest is just verbiage.
I read Fountainhead a few days back and am currently nearing the end of Atlas Shrugged – two of the greatest classics composed in the last century by Ayn Rand. I had half-read the books in college, back in my freshman year and frankly speaking, understood very little. Continue Reading
Contrary to what I’d like to state, this is not my first blog post. I had created several blogs in past – mainly for commenting on someone else’s blog – and made it a point that I forgot login/password/name of the blog as soon as the comment was made. Continue Reading