Setup up Hive on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Some notes for installing Hive on Ubuntu Server for development.

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Seismic waves

Notes from my study of Natural Sciences (S104) with the Open University.

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Setup Hadoop on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Some notes on getting Hadoop installed on Ubuntu LTS in a local VM. This is only suitable for dev environments, for production additional steps such as setting up user accounts are advisable.

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=, @ and & bindings in Angular JS

A quick look at the =, @ and & directive bindings in Angular JS.

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Atom editor – enabling menu shortcuts

How to enable menu shortcuts such as alt + f in Github’s atom editor.

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Netlogo crash course – basic syntax by example

Been introduced to the joys(!) of Netlogo as part of M366 Natural and AI with the Open University. I have been wrestling with the syntax and though I’d share my notes.

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Donut hole caching in ASP.NET MVC

A look at how to implement donut hole caching in ASP.NET MVC 4.

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The usability disaster that is Windows 8

I finally started using Windows 8 on a regular basis last week (actually it was 8.1 as I upgraded immediately). Unfortunately this OS has some major usability defects that leave a lot to be desired as I’ll sum up in this post.

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Google Drive voice recognition not quite there yet!

I have been experimenting with the voice recognition software on my tablet while writing up notes in preparation for some exams. In doing so Google got a bit confused, with disastrous results!

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Solar System planets – Facts

Been watching The Universe documentaries and thought it would be interesting to collate some facts and figures about some planets (and dwarf planets) in the solar system. So here they are.

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