nginx Rewrite for AtomPub on Wordpress with Clean URLs

For my other blogs, Axis & Allies.org and Beer 47, I've shortened my workflow by pushing the photos directly from Adobe Lightroom to Wordpress using the plugin LR/Blog. However, since I'm using nginx as my webserver, the AtomPub url was not working out of the box but I…

Scala at Twitter at E2E SF Tech Talks

Ever since the SDForum panel on emerging languages I've been very intrigued by the Scala programming language but have not been able to invest some time in a project to try it out. I got as far as setting up Eclipse with Scala and Lift but got no further. When…

Riak at Appush, San Francisco NoSQL Meetup

A few weeks ago the San Francisco NoSQL Meetup Group held its first meeting at CBS Interactive in San Francisco with the topic of Riak at Appush presented by Dan Reverri from Appush. I had not previously heard of Riak so before attending the talk I very briefly looked up…

SF Selenium Meetup Testing Tools Demo Night

Several months ago I downloaded a copy of Selenium to evaluate how we could use it to improve automated acceptance or functional testing at Spoke. It was quite an useful tool but we didn't have cycles for setting up some sort of infrastructure for running the tests. When I saw…

Neo4J Presentation at Twitter Headquaters

Several weeks ago, on March 31, 2010, Twitter hosted a talk about Neo4j at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. If you are not familiar with Neo4J it is a database that stores data as a graph, with nodes, relationships (edges), and attributes (of the node). As far as I…

Social Search with Aardvark SDForum Meeting

The Search SIG of SDForum has a really interesting talk on March 30, 2010 about social search with the co-founder of Aardvark, Damon Horowitz. When I saw that this talk was coming up, I was immediately drawn to it for a few reasons. First, social search is a somewhat new…