In the process of upgrading my personal machine Enterprise v9.2.
This version of Enterprise includes support for Solr4. Pretty easy update on the ol’ Mac with MacPorts.
- Start the Terminal application
- Enter ‘sudo port install apache-solr4’ and press enter
MacPorts does its thing.
I also upgraded our Windows server running in the Amazon S3 service. A little different process but just as easy.
Lots of nice stuff in Enterprise v9.2. More about that soon.
I’m going to SXSW on Sunday and am excited to be going. First time there. Been reviewing the list of attendees and all the events. Lots of good stuff.
I work for WoodWing The Americas and my boss is going to be on a panel talking about Detroit.
Here’s the video that was produced by Lowe Campbell Ewald for the SXSW interactive PanelPicker.
If you are there come see it. March 10th @ 1230pm. Downtown Hilton.
Carplay. The initial list of manufacturers is interesting as well as the manufacturers that are ‘committed’ to supporting it.
Be interesting to see where this goes in the future. Tough market (as seen by how the Ford sync system is affecting Ford’s quality ratings).
“on the road again…”
3 mile Saturday. 3 miles this morning. Not
Signed up for the Grand Rapids River Bank run 10k and the Chicago 1/2 Marathon in September. Also participating in the ‘Warrior Dash’ in July. Probably do some 5k’s as well.
Hoping to dump 30 lbs. Not using the Nike tracking stuff since I’m running inside. Instead using the FitBit One for now.
Now I just need to figure out how to get the FitBit stats on the web site! They do have an API…Hmmmm…
Cameron Beccario created a map of the surface winds on Earth. See here.
Just added a map of ocean currents. See here.
Fascinating…make a great ‘live’ desktop.
Read this article this morning on Wired.
My wife and I _really_ like our Tivo hardware. Great UI as compared to the Comcast box.
Should be interesting to see where this goes.
See this article.
The subways that I’ve known in New York since the early 1990’s are nothing like this. New York has done a great job of cleaning up the subway system.
They are my favorite way of getting around New York…other than walking!
My work and personal machines have a somewhat interesting back up routine. Long story short, because of my paranoia about losing data, I back up machines locally every day to NAS and then use BackBlaze as well.
You know…just in case.
Anyway, this post from BackBlaze gives a bit of information about the drives they use. Good stuff.
My wife and I went to Vietnam slightly more than a year ago. We spend a day and half floating around Ha Long Bay and the rest of the time in Hanoi.
Fascinating country. Really, really want to go back.
Derik Sivers writes a bit about Vietnam here.
I was _ok_ with Nest as a private company having access to the information provided by the Nest devices. Part of the deal of purchasing the device…and I did read the privacy agreement.
I’m not ok with Google purchasing Nest and having access to that data. I can’t put my finger on it but there is just something…unsettling…about Google these days.
Maybe it’s this line from Arment’s post that says it all:
Let’s all give each other a big hug! We’re just a $3 billion company that just got acquired by a massive advertising conglomerate that controls, tracks, and records an ever-expanding amount of everything that people do with all modern technology. We’re all friends and everything’s great. Give yourselves a big round of applause for being such great customers!