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YeSQL: Battling the NoSQL Hype Cycle with Postgres

June 9th, 2015 · PostgreSQL

Greetings PostgreSQL Gurus,

We are delighted to have Bruce Momjian from EnterpriseDB for the August meeting!  Our thanks to EnterpriseDB for loaning us this premier “teacher of all things PostgreSQL.”

You can reply to the Dallas PUG here: DFW PUG on Meetup.

YeSQL: Battling the NoSQL Hype Cycle with Postgres

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 7:00 PM

Realpage
4000 International Pkwy Carrollton, TX

4 Gurus Attending

Greetings PostgreSQL Gurus,We are delighted to have Bruce Momjian from EnterpriseDB for the August meeting!  Our thanks to EnterpriseDB for loaning us this premier “teacher of all things PostgreSQL.”Please note the exception to our regular schedule.  This meeting will be on the second Wednesday of August!  Realpage has been kind enough to sponsor…

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Please note the exception to our regular schedule.  This meeting will be on the second Wednesday of August!  Realpage has been kind enough to sponsor us for this  event.  The meeting location will be in the Realpage offices.  Be sure to let them know that we appreciate it.

Abstract:

Relational databases are regularly challenged by new technologies that promise to make SQL obsolete, but the new technologies often fade into obscurity.  This talk explores how new NoSQL technologies are unique, and how existing relational database systems like Postgres are adapting to handle NoSQL workloads.

About Bruce:

Bruce Momjian is a co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996 as a committer and community leader.

He is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Bruce is employed by EnterpriseDB as a Senior Database Architect.

This is the meeting you won’t want to miss!  You’ll get to meet Bruce, along with everyone in Dallas that is anybody at all in the PostgreSQL community.   Now is your chance, don’t miss it.
See you there,

Kirk Roybal

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DFW PUG Meetup November 5, 2014

October 6th, 2014 · PostgreSQL

Our topic for November, “If you know PostgreSQL, then you know Big Data”. The HUGEdata Tech Team and Principal Data Scientist will share an overview of our Scale out SQL database that leverages PG admin client access. We will provide a demonstration, that includes a marketing example for customer segmentation. We’ll also talk about machine data, the internet of things, and other use case for Big Data. And, we’d love interaction with the group on the challenges they’ve faced scaling Postgres and their ideas on how to position our Analytics Platform to the community.

What: HugeData and PostgreSQL

Who: Beth Lahaie and the HugeData team

When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Where:
Improving Enterprises
16633 Dallas Parkway Suite 110 Addison, TX 75001

DFW PUG on Meetup

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Updating the Transformer TF700T Infinity to KitKat (Android 4.4.4)

August 11th, 2014 · Linux, Videography

I found a neat little app in the Google Play store that would allow me to remote control my Canon EOS 6D DSLR in both still and video modes. That was wonderful, because I had an Asus tablet laying around that looked like an awesome remote viewer.
This is how all my time-wasting projects start. With an idea that’s supposed to take 5 minutes to implement.
The problems started when I looked at the tablet. No USB. So I picked up a dongle from Ebay. Here’s a link to the same thing on Amazon. Well, now I had to find some USB drivers that would let me hook the thing up. After some general Googling, I find out that the drivers are included with Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). No problem, time to upgrade anyway.
So I followed these instructions. That left my tablet in a continuous reboot loop.
After some digging, I found out that I also needed to update the bootloader. I did this by downgrading my recovery image (Team Win Recovery Project) to this version that has an embedded boot loader.
That did the trick. I was able to use that specific version of twrp (Team Win Recovery Project) to load any further boot images that I wanted. As of this writing, I’m running CROMBi-KK version of KitKat Android 4.4.4. This works far better than the stock ROM on this device, and uses a lot less battery for some reason.
I’ll post a video to Guys with Gear on Youtube at some point, showing how this remote viewer works. Spoiler: It’s awesome.

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