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  • Hadoop Cluster Sizing Wizard by Hortonworks
    07/13/2015 1:36PM

    Anyone who does any Hadoop development or systems engineering arrives at the "how should I size my cluster" question.

    Hortonworks has a very nice cluster sizing calculator that takes into account the basic use-cases and data profile to help get you started with your hardware requirements.

  • Making the Switch to a Standing Desk
    05/15/2013 9:31PM

    A few years back I had an office mate who used a standing desk.  He said that he had been using a standing desk for many years and that once he got used to it he liked it much better.  Since then, I have noticed a number of studies that indicate sitting for extended periods of time is just plain bad for you.

    For a while I have been wanting to make the switch, and today I took the plunge.

    I've still got a number of issues to sort out to get things right:

    • I've got to get the height correct for my keyboard and mouse
    • I've got to get another MicroSoft Natural Keyboard Elite (which looks like isn't in production any more but is the best keyboard I've ever used
    • Get a proper set of shoes for standing
    • Depending on the shoes, get a stress matt

    I will post some photos and a follow up once I've got everything sorted out.

    The Proper Shoes

    Links:

    • http://www.bestshoesforstandingallday.com/work-shoes-for-standing-all-day/


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