Day: August 12, 2009

  • (Centralized) URL shorteners considered harmful

    In late April i started writing this post and it was lying around unfinished all these months. The impetus for the post were¬† a number of discussions i had whether URL shorteners are a good thing or not. (My position was along the lines of this BoingBoing post by Cory Doctorow) Given the (recent) developments […]

  • links for 2009-08-11

    Welcome to Pig! Pig is a platform for analyzing large data sets that consists of a high-level language for expressing data analysis programs, coupled with infrastructure for evaluating these programs. The salient property of Pig programs is that their structure is amenable to substantial parallelization, which in turns enables them to handle very large data […]