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Kevin G. added a favorite at crowbot
Feb 12, 2014
+1. And I like the shoes :-)
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2014 on made me smile at kimmie nguyen:
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It looks like we're using Net::Statsd, not Net::Statsd::Client, and it already uses $udp_sock->send($packet), thankfully. Is there any reason to prefer Net::Statsd::Client over Net::Statsd?
Commented Jul 1, 2013 on No title at rjbs
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Kevin G. is now following Alex Sirota
Jun 21, 2013
We had been saying the June dance was going to happen even though the Mad Robin ball was the same night, but it turns out we have to cancel it after all. It's a long story, has to do with scheduling the hall. July is going to be great though. Be there then! Continue reading
Nice, thanks!
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2013 on Collecting Metrics at while(1) { fork; }
Have you looked into the way graphite calculates the 90th percentile? I suspect they're doing that wrong too. I've been thinking about that recently hard enough to strain a muscle, and I'm pretty sure you can't calculate percentiles from aggregated time periods. You need either the raw original data or a big enough random sampling of the original data where the confidence interval for the number of things in that top 10% is acceptable. So if in the first time period you have the values 1..100, and in the second time period you have the values 1..30, the 90th percentile over the combined time period should be 87. But if you've aggregated away all the values and saved only something like the Five Number Summary, I don't think you're going to be able to come up with that. This is much as I've been able to puzzle out from studying the Cartoon Guide to Statistics anyway. > Algebra. Calculus, actually ;-)
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Kevin G. added a favorite at abe hassan | blog
Dec 26, 2012
[I had trouble posting this so I emailed it to myself, and only just now got back to it.] Dateline, Lublin. I really wanted to take one last train trip here before going home to the Land Of The Car, I also wanted to try one trip without the wifeandkid,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Poland
Kevin G. added a favorite at En un momento dado
Sep 5, 2012
Yep. It's all true.
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Jeez, nice camera work!
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2012 on Snips and snails at Good Bones
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Julien Bryan posthumously awarded ‘Custodian of National Memory’ Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at Poland
Kevin G. added a favorite at Nas Paradas da Gegeu
May 26, 2012
Kevin G. added a favorite at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Mar 31, 2012
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"Like sex? Don't like condoms? Try Skyn!" Damn, it's good to be away from the Christian right in the US. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Poland
Just got the bill from PGNiG for the gas for January and February, when we had that cold snap. 1,357 PLN or about $425. So that's $200/mo for a three-room apartment, in a country where a grocery clerk might bring home $650/mo. I was told that the price of natural... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Poland
Thursday This place seems to be the home of a bazillion film buffs, and Krakow has more micro-cinemas than the Bay Area could ever dream of. Kino Mikro, Kino pod Baranami, Ars Sztuka are some of the ones I've found so far, and on Thursday I went to the Pauza... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at Poland
Skansen is a period village right in Stockholm. In the summer I bet it's pretty neat, if it's not too crowded. In the winter it's a lot of doors with padlocks and empty frozen animal enclosures. Though we got to see a Żubr finally, which was cool, and we saw... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Poland
Going through pictures on my camera, I'd taken pictures of these two quotes just so I'd have them later. You have to step out of America to be reminded we don't have a monopoly on righteousness. A token of everlasting remembrance of the slaughter victims. A warning to rulers that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Poland
Failure of management: In 1628 the Vasa, a brand new warship, the biggest in the world, set sail for the first time from Stockholm. A mile out, easily in views of the crowd watching it go, it tipped over and sank. The king, who was off fighting wars, had been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at Poland
The Swedes have a new princess yesterda, Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary, grandchild to the king, second in line to the throne, kind of exciting. Some scandal about the name, it's non traditional. Started the day with a walking tour, then a pilgrimage to the offices of Mojang AB, creators of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Poland
Having blown two out of three Gdańsk days at Malbork, I was determined to squeeze in as many museums as we could. We got up and I dragged frank to the post office museum, managing to get there shortly after it opened. Gdansk was a free city between 1919 and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Poland
Not to be undone by a minor setback like "all our stuff is closed on Monday", I dragged Frank out of bed early again today and back onto the train to Malbork castle. The scene today was about the same as it was yesterday, lots of spacious, empty, cold stone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at Poland
Day 0: Train from Kraków to Gdańsk: I think I'm in love with sleeper trains. Endless farmyard snowscapes, makes me miss Wyeth. That afternoon: Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers, followed by the Road to Freedom exhibition. There's an armored car covering the door, go downstairs into a concrete bunker.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Poland