Author: John Subtirelu

Week #2 – Friends and Furry Fiends

Week #2 – Friends and Furry Fiends

Day #8 – May 18, 2019 Miles – 85.9Catawba, VA -> Wytheville, VA Overnight, an Evangelist showed up to the hostel. He was keen to speak with all the other guests about his beliefs over breakfast, so I got an early start. I rolled out around 7:45AM. Unfortunately, in my haste, I left my nice rain …

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Week #1 – Hills and Hospitality

Week #1 – Hills and Hospitality

Day 1 – May 11, 2019 Miles – About 60 Yorktown, VA -> Glendale, VA I started about 12:30PM from Yorktown, VA. Given the late start, I was anxious to move fast as the forecast showed rain. The start was pleasant, sun and close to 80 degrees. In Williamsburg, I found out navigation can be …

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Pre-Ride Info & Gear List

Pre-Ride Info & Gear List

On May 11th, I will begin a cross-country bike trip following the Adventure Cycling Association’s TransAmerica Trail. I am riding the trail east to west, meaning I will start in Yorktown, VA and end in Astoria, OR. I expect the trip to take about 10 weeks. I will be blogging about once a week to …

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A Survey of Hadoop Schedulers

A Survey of Hadoop Schedulers

Introduction In this post, we’ll examine a few Hadoop schedulers that could offer performance improvements.  The use of big data to drive decision making has exploded over the past decade.  Organizations with big data clusters have growing user bases as queries drive decision making across all departments.  Constant querying can leave a cluster resource constrained, …

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Using GIFs in Feature Documentation

Using GIFs in Feature Documentation

Introduction Effective documentation is critical to any software project. I use GIFs to communicate my contributions with co-workers. GIFs can be embedded into most project management applications, making their accessibility seamless in anyone’s workflow. While GIFs cannot replace well-written text completely, they can give the viewer context to enhance understanding. In this post, I’ll expand …

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