2013-02-14 Update

I may not be posting too much since I started a new job recently. I spend a LOT of time in traffic, so that cuts down on a lot of other stuff.

I am helping a local developer upgrade his Rails app.

I am also going through the book Seven Databases In Seven Weeks. I doubt I will go through all seven. It might  take longer than seven weeks. I am taking notes and putting them on github.

I got through Postgres. Now I am on HBase. A couple of weeks ago I went to the Austin JUG, and the talk was on Big Data and Hadoop. They did not get to the Hadoop demo. There are a lot of projects and APIs associated with Hadoop. I hope the 7 Dbs in 7 Wks book will take care of that. Hadoop out of the box looks pretty intimidating.

Image from  Aurora Consurgens, a 15th century manuscript housed at Central Library of Zurich. Image from e-Codices. This image is assumed to be allowed under Fair Use.