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Have you seen me lately

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

So I’ve been working nonstop for the past couple months with a nice break for Christmas and I’m really happy with the current state of the product I’ve been working on. We just released 1.4 and I get weekends back for a while. I even went hiking last weekend, got a haircut and played some disc golf.

Palantir is having another recruiting event, this time in Palo Alto. We will be showing off 1.4 and I think people will really be impressed.

Palo Alto event

After the 1.4 release, I got out a little to do some hiking with Steve. Here are the pictures when we went to mission peak.

Mission Peak

Moving Sucks

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Man, moving really does suck. I had everything planned out perfectly. Load Friday, drive Saturday, unload Sunday, work on Monday. Well, load Friday didn’t happen, and work Monday is still on, but the rest is a crapshoot. Hopefully they will show up tomorrow as expected, otherwise I will be truely screwed.

In other news I got my site hosted, so no more horrible upload speed from comcast for you in the gallery. Also, since I have taken the last 2 weeks off work, I have went thought the back log of pictures and put everything going back over a year up on line. I also took some time to stitch a bunch of panoramas.

Photos on S3

Friday, October 13th, 2006

You can now see the large version of images without waiting for my slow, slow cable modem async upload. In fact, all the image loads should be blazing fast as soon as I get them all uploaded. At the rate it has been going, it will take 3 days to upload everything to S3. My script is just about though my china pictures now.

And it is so easy to use. I work at Amazon and have had pretty much constant exposure to S3, but it still surprised me how easy it was to use. I used rSh3ell to get started. I just created a bucket named ‘carrino_albums’, then started uploading things to that bucket with acl ‘public-read’.

Here is the script I used to upload my files. Its pretty hacky. I just reads from a file called input and writes the file with that key to S3 as public-read. Some exception handling is thrown in there. I intend on creating a much better script along the lines of s3sync, which behaves like rsync. S3 makes this easy, becasue it automatically stores the upload date and the md5sum in the metadata, and you can retreive that with a HEAD HTTP call. You can also do a list call on the bucket, which will get you the metadata of all the keys in that bucket.

If I upload a file named china_day2/dsc_2572.sized.jpg to bucket carrino_albums, you can find it here. It’s that easy!

#!/usr/bin/env ruby
require 'S3'

AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID = 'public key'
AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY = 'private key'
USE_SSL = false
@bucket = 'carrino_albums'

def write_file(file_name)
        bytes = nil
        key = file_name  # NOTE: this is specific to our situation, "rb") {|f| bytes = }
        headers = {
              'x-amz-acl' => "public-read",
              'Content-Length' =>  FileTest.size(file_name).to_s
        response = @conn.put(@bucket, key, bytes, headers).http_response.message
        if response == 'OK'
            puts "#{file_name} SUCCESSFULLY uploaded"
            puts "#{file_name} FAILED to be uploaded"
    rescue Interrupt => e
        puts "Caught Interrupt, bailing out"
        exit 1
    rescue Exception => e
        puts "#{file_name} FAILED to be uploaded and caused an exception. #{}: #{e.to_s}"

STDOUT.sync = true
File.readlines("input").each { |line|

My Cat has the Power of Flight

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Check out these pictures and see for yourself. Oh yeah, and she is wearing a really cute ladybug costume, too.
Kittay as a LadybugKittay StandingBackflipTwistingFlyingLanding is the hard part


Monday, September 25th, 2006

Our team is currently 2-2-1 with a ton of runs on our wins. After our big win next week, we should have pretty good standings going into the playoffs.

Dave KickingOopsDugoutJoe throws to firstNick can flySilas pitching

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Yippie. I finally got a domain after missing out on all the good carrino-dot domains. I even missed

Originally, I was too cheap to buy dns hosting, so I just had the park page redirect to my 2nd level domain from dyndns, I finally got dns for free from dennis and it works great.

Also, I made this blog my redirect from / instead of gallery. That is probably how you got to this horrible thing. If you need to get away, the gallery, is always there.

And in summary, here are some pictures from my vacation last week.

WaterfallRobin with crab legPacific OceanChipmunkWildflowers

My Parents Visit Seattle

Monday, August 7th, 2006

So my parents visited my place beginning last wednesday and staying for 10 days through yesterday. We had a pretty good time hitting up all the things to see. Pictures can be found here.

Parents with rainier

Parents with rainier

Mom and I on space needle

Lake Quinalt

Lake Quinalt

New 4th of July pics up

Monday, July 10th, 2006

2006 4th of July was just as cool as last year’s. As predicted I started drinking at 3pm up to about 10 when the fireworks started. I got a few pictures I put up here.

Seattle Skyline at Night