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Glenn Strycker
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Congrats, #Chicago   #blackhawks  !!!
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Go Hawks. Hope this group can do it couple more times.
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Hey, look, it's #Scala!
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I'm having a weird problem -- I need to change the user for a Hive context from WITHIN a Spark program, since I need some table permissions set to a different user than the one who submitted the job.

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Does anyone know how to pass a "Hive User" to a Spark program, perhaps through the command line, so that it differs from the Linux user?  How would one submit the password needed for the second user?
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Another beautiful representation of data:
This is the annual migration pattern of the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. A pretty fantastic voyage for a little thing -which they will undertake up to twelve times in their lives.  Each sighting (from the Cornell Lab of Ornitholog...
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Very, very random...

I was in San Francisco this week for a conference, and yesterday as I was headed back to my hotel to catch a plane flight back to Chicago, I ran across Quitokeeto, a company I've been following for some time (I've been following this blog,, which introduced me to

So cool that I happened across it, since it wasn't on my list of things to do.  I bought a very nice set of pottery, and was able to capture a really cool photo shot (see attached).  Their stuff is simply beautiful.  I got this shot in 3 takes, no post editing needed.
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This is really excellent analysis -- and a lot of the reasons I love watching hockey, too.
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Some form of this should be read at every college graduation.
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I love the themed color scheme for these plots :-)
This data comes from the National UFO Reporting Center, which is "dedicated to the collection and dissemination of objective UFO data." That, and some census data, and we are off to the races. Ratios! Of course, as is the cas...
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This is surreal.  You'd think everyone has seen Shawshank Redemption by now... evidently the prisoners had and the authorities hadn't.

Try looking for them in Zihuatanejo!
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PhD Physics 2010
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Notre Dame football fan -- GO IRISH!!!
Sr. Decision Sciences Analyst (data scientist / predictive modeler)
  • Conversant (formerly ValueClick / Dotomi)
    Sr. Decision Sciences Analyst, 2012 - present
    Sr. Decision Sciences Analyst
  • Travelers Insurance
    PI BI&A R&D Consultant, 2010 - 2012
  • Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL)
    Research Assistant, 2007 - 2010
  • University of Michigan
    Graduate Student, 2003 - 2010
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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