Create an RDS cluster: We will use the Serverless feature: Configure scaling and create a VPC: It will take a short while to create: A few details: Endpoint metabase.cluster-c2y8czud1r4o.eu-west-1.rds.amazonaws.com Port 3306 VPC security groups rds-launch-wizard (sg-0f43f3d0dd63a89bc) ( active ) Be careful not to expose the database ot
Introduction My recent projects and write-ups (linked below) have involved Network (PXE) Booting a Pi and loading the root file-system from NFS. It works well but any files operations are quite slow, and generally numerous file writes can occur when using apps. Additionally I don't want temp file or accidental
Introduction When in a previous role, we recently upgraded our MongoDB Java Client Driver to use the latest version (we were a bit behind). Fortunately there were minimal compatibility changes: * There were a few Checked Exceptions that have been removed around the ServerAddress class. * A few classes like StringRangeSet disappeared,
Introduction Let's Encrypt is an awesome service that appeared on my radar around the end of 2015. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit" Basically they provide free SSL certificates. Better yet they have made significant efforts to move
Environment Mapping, also known as Reflection Mapping is an efficient technique for simulating realistic reflections. In many cases a precomputed texture is rendered on the object which represents the environment surrounding scene. The following image is an example from Wikipedia: And the next is an environment mapped teapot it a
Today I was trying to rescue from an 'execution expired' error when using another colleague's gem (which interfaces with an XML RPC API). Thankfully I found this snippet at http://geoff.evason.name/2011/01/16/rescue-from-execution-expired-in-ruby/. begin # do something involving Net:HTTP rescue => e # This will NOT catch 'execution
A HTM based sphere generation prototype, each primitive is approximately the same size and therefore it does not suffer from any singularities. http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=64531 http://researchweb.iiit.ac.in/~shiben/docs/HexGeomClip_Shiben-PJN.pdf More details coming soon...
A cluster based RDFa spider The RDFa Web Spider (RDFaS) was my 3rd year dissertation project. Abstract (from the final report) Current web 'standards' formalize formatting and provision of information on the Web, but little of this information can be put into context by a machine without heavy analysis. A