Cloud

Automatic Twitter Updates

Use the serverless magic of AWS Lambda to auto-tweet my posts

Mark Ewing

4 minute read

Automatic Twitter Updates One of my goals with this site is to have as much as possible to automatic. Because it’s a static site, each time I write a post I have to copy all the files (new and updated) to the hosting location so you, the illustrious reader, can enjoy the content I create. Then, I need to promote it. This involves the laborious process of switching to my pinned Chrome tab with Twitter open and writing a tweet remember to paste in a link.

Installing Your First Spark Cluster

Learn how to install and configure a small spark cluster on Digital Ocean

Mark Ewing

12 minute read

Installing your first spark cluster So, if you’re like me you’ve been using a lot of traditional tools for data science/analytics/whatever you want to call it. R is great, it’s flexible, it’s powerful but it’s slow and memory constrained. At work I’ve got a VM with 16Gb and one call can increase it. At home I’ve got an 8 Gb machine and honestly, it works fine for what I do here.