Let us now praise ugly code!

By | August 15th, 2016|R Programming|

In this blog post I will revisit the first piece of code I wrote with the R Programming language, back [...]

Part 6: Backup Elasticsearch to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

By | June 21st, 2016|AWS, Elasticsearch, HOWTO, IAM, Python, S3|

In the next HOWTO we will modify our Elasticsearch document maps.  Before we modify the map we will back up [...]

Part 5: Asynchronous tasks with AWS Elasticsearch, SQS, Flask and Celery

By | June 9th, 2016|AWS, Elasticsearch, Flask, HOWTO, IAM, Python, SQS|

Welcome to the fifth part of this HOWTO, where we will call a remote web service to locate our test [...]

Big Data Idol: The Math

By | March 29th, 2016|Big Data Personality Test, HOWTO|

Caution! Math Ahead! For the Math-phobic, I explain how I crunch the test results in a math-free, simple and focused [...]

Big Data Idol: How I Crunched the Numbers

By | March 9th, 2016|Big Data Personality Test|

Do you have big data chops? Quick, what do these three things have in common? Yankees, Giants, Rangers, Knicks What [...]

Part 4: Connect ElasticBeanstalk to ElasticSearch via AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

By | February 12th, 2016|HOWTO|

In Part One, we deployed an Amazon Web Service (AWS) ElasticSearch domain and connected to it via a combination of Identity [...]

Facebook Ads Nets Me 7,000+ Clicks in 48 Hours

By | January 28th, 2016|Big Data Personality Test|

For my (post) masters project on machine learning and big data infrastructure I thought it would be fun to acquire [...]

Why A “Big Data” Personality Test?

By | January 25th, 2016|Big Data Personality Test|

Why do we need yet another personality test?  Because, without "big data" technologies online "personality tests" suffer these problems: With most [...]

Part 3: Professional form validation with Bootstrap

By | January 24th, 2016|HOWTO|

In this tutorial you will: Connect a Flask server to the Bootstrap service Create a trivial Jinja2 template for a Quiz [...]

Part 2: Let Internet facing forms update ElasticSearch via Flask

By | January 16th, 2016|HOWTO|

In this tutorial you will learn The best* way to update an AWS provided ElasticSearch service index via an Internet [...]