Tuesday Talk

A note for interested parties: I’ll be giving a short (10-15 minute) talk on using Ruby with Hadoop for distributed computing. The plan is to give an ultra-brief description of the MapReduce algorithm and Hadoop, show 2 examples of working code (including one with Wukong, Flip Kromers Hadoop Streaming wrapper), and closing notes on my attempts to use JRuby to create Hadoop jobs.

The talk will be on Tuesday at the NYC.rb meeting, 7:00 at Bway.net’s offices. Get there early for a seat, the last one was packed.

You Do Design to Change Behavior

Ross Popoff put up a short and sweet post that should give creative/builder types food for thought for days. The basic insight: You design to change the user’s (or viewer’s, or reader’s… &c) behavior.

I think I’m gonna put that on a stickynote on my wall.