Trimbo

In the wake of the PRISM scandal, many have wondered about the trust we give to corporations that mine data. Do we trust AT&T with those same phone records? Do we trust Google with the knowledge of everything that's in our mind (by way of evaluating our searches?)I feel fairly confident...

There's been a lot of talk about technical interview questions and such on the interwebs. Google has concluded that brainteasers don't work. There are libraries of interview questions out there, Glassdoor keeps a record of interview questions, etc. etc.You know what? Technical prowess matters, but there are much, much easier...

Since we announced our funding at Radius on Wednesday, just about every recruiter and recruiting website in the Bay Area has spammed me because we're hiring engineers (yes, we are hiring).When negotiating terms with them, I'm being fairly aggressive though. I'm only offering about half of what they're getting from other...

One of the bittersweet things about using Java is that there's a library for everything.   The good is that if you need to do something, there's a library.  The bad is that the documentation is typically terrible, and it can take hours (or days!) to figure out how the...

Download Pentaho, unpack it.  You double click "Data Integration 64-bit" and nothing happens.When you try it on the commandline, it gives you:LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for the file /Users/trimbo/Downloads/data-integration/Data Integration 64-bit.app.The solution is to give the JavaApplicationStub file execution permission.chmod +x ~/Downloads/data-integration/Data Integration 64-bit.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStubNow you can double click the...