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More Turtledeck Mold Making

With the mold for the driver’s side complete, it was time to do the passenger side. Pictures show my improving mold making skills! Unfortunately, I didn’t use enough mold release and the mold bonded to the body at one point on the turtle deck. I was forced to destroy the mold to get it to […]

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Releasing the Mold

After curing for a day, I pulled the turtle deck mold away from the body. The mold separated easily, but there was a lot molding clay stuck in the tight corners. Today was spent scraping that clay off.

I’m On The Meteor Club Podcast!

Had a great time talking with the Meteor Club Podcast hosts Josh Owens and Ben Strahan. It was really technically intense, and for that reason very fun. We talked about MongoDB, building community, and troubleshooting systems. Josh and Ben are gracious hosts and I thank them for having me on! The episode is available here.

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Progress, Against All Odds

Last week the clouds parted, the sun shone, and I had time to work on the 914 again. After much carving, shaping, eye-balling and reshaping, I was finally pleased with the shape I’d worked out for the fillet on the turtle-deck. The fillet covers the hole left behind by the now absent b-pillar, lost when […]

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5 Aggregations in 5 Minutes: The Nickel Tour of MongoDB’s Aggregation Framework

Yesterday I decided to brew up a lightning talk about for Meteor’s DevShop meetup. Put the content together about an hour before the talk. It was great fun and I’m totally hooked on doing more of these kinds of talks. I’m presenting 4 talks and 2 training workshops at MongoDB World 2015 (last chance to […]

Taking Firehose’s Worker Pool for a Spin

Firehose is an application framework designed to make load testing easy. As such, Firehose comes with a worker pool which you can use to generate multi-threaded load tests without the mess of coding thread safe methods. This especially helpful if the application you intend to test is high performance and capable of handling many thousands […]

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Favorite Toys

I’ve been cleaning up my basement lately, preparing it to become my new home machine shop. Cleaning up a basement inevitably leads to making those important distinctions between the objects you treasure and the objects you’ll dump. Of the treasures I’ll be keeping are a set of solid wood airplane models I built with my […]

Behold Firehose! A MongoDB focused application toolkit

Firehose started off as a simple multithreaded DSV import tool for MongoDB, but morphed to a library of interchangeable components you can use to build custom P.O.C.s fast. Firehose was designed to meaningful make load testing easy because you don’t have to write a worker pool, CLI or a stats calculator each time you want […]

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Spotted in the Wild: Fiat 500

Seen in Manhattan. “What are you talking about? There’s plenty of parking in New York”


Spotted in the Wild: 1970 Chevy C/10

Pickup trucks are like an old pair of blue jeans. The more beat up they get, the better they look.