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Rubén Berenguel
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Notifications from Spark on an Apple Watch (via IFTTT)
This week I have been working a lot with a relatively large dataset on a Spark shell. It was a graph with 1 billion nodes and 2 billion edges that I wanted to analyse with GraphFrames (the successor of GraphX on Spark). This is quite large: before running t...
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Modifying the agnoster theme for zsh
Even though I have been a long time user of oh-my-zsh on zsh (moved from plain bash to zsh like 10 years ago), I have been very minimal on my use of its theme capabilities. I have used the default theme forever: robbyrussell . But recently I was showing my ...
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How does the 'in' keyword work in Python?
A few days go I played a bit with a naive implementation of Bloom filters in Python. I wanted to time them against just checking whether a field is in a set/collection. I found something slightly puzzling: it looked like in worked too fast for smaller lists...
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Coursier resolution failing with HTTP method 416 in sbt
Or, how I made my first contribution to coursier [trace] Stack trace suppressed: run last service/*:update for the full output.
[error] (service/*:update) coursier.ResolutionException: 1 download error
[error] Caught java.io.IOException: 
Server ret...
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Book Review: Work Clean
Down into some net rabbit hole, I stumbled upon a review of Work Clean . I chuckled: a productivity book, philosophizing about how cook’s approach to preparation ( mise en place ) would fix all our problems? Bring it on, I have a long commute. Actually, I f...
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Using Processing from Scala
Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. From Processing.org I had always wanted to play with Processing (after leafing through The Processing Handbook  and Visualizing Data ...
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ClassNotFoundException for Akka logging
A few months ago I stumbled into the problem of Akka logging, specifically ClassNotFoundException when using akka.event.slf4j.Slf4jLoggingFilter , just by following the details of the Logging - SL4J section of Akka documentation . Of course, the error sourc...
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Scala eXchange 2017
Almost two months ago (time sure flies) I attended for the second time the conference Scala eXchange , one of the largest Scala conferences in the world, and which happens to be 1 tube stop from the office you can find me from time to time in London. Also h...
Scala eXchange 2017
Scala eXchange 2017
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2017: Year in Review
I’m trying to make these posts a tradition (even if a few days late). I thought 2016 had been a really weird and fun year, but 2017 has beaten it easily. And I only hope 2018 will be even better in every way. For the record, when I say we , it means Laia an...
2017: Year in Review
2017: Year in Review
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Want to play? Get a MFi controller for Christmas
It would probably be an understatement to say I'm not a gamer. Last console I got was a Game Boy, 22 years ago (IIRC). Never got a gaming PC. I have 4 games on my Mac, and one is ASCII based . But my main source of mindless leisure for the past 7 years, asi...
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