Justin Ploegert

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Building DistributedLog: Twitter’s high-performance replicated log service

At Twitter, we’ve used replicated logs to address a range of challenging problems in distributed systems. Today we’d like to tell you about …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

Connecting PowerBI Dashboards to Data Sources

I had the opportunity to work with the preview for PowerBI Dashboards and <b>if you thought you liked PowerBI before, you’re really going to like it now.</b> …

The Modern JavaScript Developer’s Toolbox

<i>The Web Platform has gone a long way since HTML5 was first made popular and people started looking into JavaScript as a language that could do build</i> …

I tried Silicon Valley's favorite 'brain-enhancing' drugs

Silicon Valley

Joss Whedon Says AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Was a "Nightmare"

Betsy MacDonald, MassMutual Wisconsin

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Betsy MacDonald, executive assistant at …

'Saturday Night Live': All 141 Cast Members Ranked

145. Robert Downey Jr.<p><b>Era</b>: 1985-1986<p>Robert Downey Jr. is a comic genius. Making him unfunny stands as <i>SNL’</i>s most towering achievement in terms of …

DIY Playhouse For Our Children

I’ve always dreamed about crafting a loft house in which my kids can sleep and play. Now, I finally found some time to work on a wooden playhouse.<p>May …

Kids

6 Companies Using Big Data to Change Business

Most people (and companies!) see big data as this bottomless pit of potential, but it's also brimming with challenges and hurdles.<p>You know there's a lot of good stuff in big data, but how can you sort out what's relevant to you from all that white noise? Plus, who has time for all that?<p>The reality …

Microsoft is using 'Azure in a box' to power its own 'Nebula' private cloud

Microsoft is using its own Cloud Platform System to power its internal 'Nebula' infrastructure-as-a-service cloud.<p>Last fall, Microsoft announced a …

Whatever happened to the future?

<b>Whatever happened to interplanetary travel, hover cars, and hypersonic jets?</b><p>Once it seemed as if there were no limits to how far or fast we could travel, such were the leaps in technological development in the 19th and 20th Centuries.<p>Inventors dreamed up all sorts wonderful vehicles, from …

Google Materialize a Responsive HTML5 Framework

Materialize is a Responsive CSS Framework based on Google’s Material Design Concepts. Materialize aims to bring material design to web which was …

GOOGLE CHAIRMAN: ‘The Internet Will Disappear’

"I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear," Schmidt replied.<p>"There will be so many IP addresses … so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won't even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you …

How to detox your life: beat anxiety through meditation

Mindfulness and meditation tips to improve your mental health<p><i>Andy Puddicombe is a former Buddhist monk and the co-founder of the meditation app Headspace. He explains how meditation can transform your wellbeing and mental health, and act as a valuable stress management tool.</i><p><b>Take 10 mindful minutes.</b> …

Modern Datacenter Architecture Patterns-Multi-Site Data Tier

The Multi-Site Data Tier design pattern details the Azure features and services required to deliver data tier services that can provide predictable …

14 Ways to Identify a Toxic Employee During the Interview

Avoiding a bad hire is easier said than done, but these 14 interview tips can help you uncover problems early in the process.<p>The only thing worse than interviewing people who could bring negative energy into your startup is, well, hiring them.<p>However, not all entrepreneurs are experienced enough to …

Cicret puts Android on your skin

Cicret is a bracelet, a smart wearable that allows you to work with a user interface we currently associate only with a smartphone or a tablet. …