June 18, 2012
Hiring a Java Developer!

DeepMile Networks is hiring a Java developer for government contract. 

  • Java — experience with REST and SOA frameworks
  • * MS SQL server — working with as well as configuration
  • * (preferable) experience building and integrating systems for DoD
  • * Experience with single sign-on systems
  • * Experience with XML, XPath and related technologies
  • * Experience administering Microsoft IIS servers in a secure environment
  • * Experience with rule-based systems or business rule engines
  • * (helpful) some knowledge of machine learning
  • * Front-end — experience with a web framework of some sort — Grails, Spring, JSF, GWT, etc. 
  • * Javascript / JQuery (optional but helpful) 
This is a full-time position with full benefits. DeepMile offers an great benefits package, including free health insurance, a great 401K and free health club memberships. US Citizens only, sorry. Security clearances are desirable but not required.

May 3, 2012
Social Networks and Big Data: "The Prime Directive, Sharks, and the Wisdom of Crowds"


Public lecture in conjunction with the Science of Complexity: Understanding the Global Financial Crisis symposium:

“The Prime Directive, Sharks, and the Wisdom of Crowds”

Michael Mauboussin,
Chief Investment Strategist of Legg Mason Capital Management
author of
Think Twice: Harnessing the…

April 20, 2012
The Big Data Drinking Game

Having watched almost 20 hours of STRATA and related talks, I propose the following drinking game for STRATA attendees:

  1. Every time Hadoop is mentioned, take a sip (trust me, you’ll go through a bottle in no time)
  2. Every time the words “web-scale”, “tera-scale” or, really, <anything>-scale are mentioned, drink a shot
  3. For every 1000 cores involved in computation, drink a shot
  4. For every terabyte per hour, drink a shot
  5. For every exabyte, finish the bottle.
  6. Drink a number of shots proportional to the square of the number of big-data technologies employed in a single system. For example: “We run Mahout over data stored in HBase running on a Hadoop cluster, and indexed in SOLR, while computing statistics using Hive”
    • Techologies employed = 5
    • Shots to be drunk = 25
    While this seems excessives, the resulting hangover will truly represent the headaches experienced by the speaker’s tech team 
  7. If the speaker builds custom, one-off hardware to run big data jobs, offer THEM the bottle. They’ll need it. 
  8. If the speaker has designed a custom programming language to do this work, buy them a single-malt in admiration of their bravery. If the language is based on LISP or SmallTalk, ask them who their drug dealer is and whether you can get some of whatever they’re smoking.

December 12, 2011
(this is a test post from my new Tumblr account)

Instead of posting “this is a test”, I’d rather post a nice article about databases.


Yes I know you are really happy with your “persistent” Key Value store. But did anybody notice hstore that comes along Postgresql. I find Postgresql to be a really great RDBMS that has been ignored all the time. It even has some great publisher/subscriber system as well (or LISTEN/NOTIFY in…

(Source: maxpert)

July 6, 2011
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August 8, 2010

August 7, 2010
Dopaminergic-neuropeptide interactions in the soci... [Trends Cogn Sci. 2009] - PubMed result

Drilling deeper into the mechanics of neuro-social machinery…

August 6, 2010
PLoS One: Principal Semantic Components of Language and the Measurement of Meaning

Words in a large number of languages can be cleanly clustered along a few pricipal axes — good/bad, calm/exited, and open/closed (free/not free).  

This hints that there may be a fundamental dimension to evolution of language, something embedded in the hardware of our minds that lies at the very bottom of the whole rich linguistic field.

August 5, 2010
"There is no one reality. Each of us lives in a separate universe. That’s not speaking metaphorically. This is the hypothesis of the stark nature of reality suggested by recent developments in quantum physics. Reality in a dynamic universe is non-objective. Consciousness is the only reality."

The Universe and Multiple Realities

August 5, 2010
Beyond revenge: Neural and genetic bases of altrui... [Neuroimage. 2010] - PubMed result

Altruistic punishment…”means that individuals punish, although the punishment is costly for them and yields no material gain.”

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