What I’m Reading: Programming Hive

The problem with writing a book about a platform like Hadoop is that as soon as the book gets published, the material is already outdated. ¬†Programming Hive is just two years old and already has that problem. ¬†What it has going in its favor is a comprehensive look at how Hive works (for the most…

Tightening A Convertible Top

This probably won't be a very useful post, but it is something I learned recently and figured I would share. My 1999 Mazda Miata had a bit of a problem recently:  the top got loose on one side, up near the latch on the passenger's side. This bothered me for a few days but it…

Is Buster Olney stupid or brilliant?

I have failed you, those who count on me for Hall of Fame coverage. I have missed that two writers have already claimed they are abstaining from the process. First up, Buster Olney: To repeat: I think Mussina, Schilling and Raines and others are Hall of Famers, but it's better for their candidacy if I…