December 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

In Defense of the Capitalist Rebellion

It all started with a post by our CEO: Interesting read I commented on the post about “Star Lords” by James Douglas, but any justice requires more than a few sentences. Given this is the release week of “The Force Awakens,” James published an opinion piece about how contemporary audiences are…

The Far Side of the Moon

Adventures in Hadoop – Hive UDFs

There always comes a time when you use a product or a tool that you say to yourself, “this would be so much better if it could do X!” Fortunately, those of us who live in the software world typically have the option of writing User Defined Functions (UDFs) for…