I got a surprise message this morning from James Fee and decided, with about 3 minutes warning, to hangout with him in his weekly, Wednesday morning hangout to talk geo, and a few other topics! If you have a free hour and 3 minutes to kill stream this in the background and listen to James and I as we talk Geo, kickstarters, mapbox, Landsat, Python, ESRIUC, Metalachi, baseball, dogs, Amazon, DevSummit, DevMeetup, data viz, and a bunch of other topics.. we basically covered just about anything you can think of!! Feel free to drop a comment here if you have any feedback or input on any of the topics we covered… via the James Fee Youtube Channel
Archives for February 13, 2013
Big Data… the buzz word is flying around all over the Internet, but have you ever asked yourself what the heck is big data exactly? Geospatial pros have worked with “big” data products forever it seems, however, all of a sudden data has apparently gotten very big! So, what is Big Data? Esri has tackled this question and has a special resource to provide an answer.
This from Esri… Big Data is popularly defined using the Three “V”s, defined by Gartner1as follows:
I recently acquired a cool wireless charger / speaker from Nokia, the JBL PowerUp charging device. This portable device is an ideal way to connect almost any audio device (smartphone, tablet, ghetto blaster or ??) either wirelessly over Bluetooth or by cable. Once connected the sound is pretty stunning and the speaker can be hidden away on a bookshelf. Control the speaker from a distance of up to 30 feet using your smartphone or tablet and coolest of all, the speaker has NFC and can charge a NFC enabled Nokia Lumia smartphone as well. Check out this first look unboxing as I connect an iPad to the speaker using a cable and by Bluetooth.