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Goodbye Big Data — mdadm: No recognizable superblock

Short version for googlers: if your md devices disappear and mdadm claims to find no superblock, try this: sudo mdadm --examine --scan --config=mdadm.conf >> /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf As a bootstrapped Big Data startup, we have had to get pretty creative in our approach to our crawler infrastructure. Hence, lots of cheap disks…

An Intern’s take on HiringSolved

When most people think about the idea of an internship, they think of making coffee or running errands-basically starting at the bottom. What separates an internship at a start-up company versus an internship at a big company is the responsibility yet flexibility that you’re given. As a sophomore in college…

An Intern’s Take on Gangplank

There is only one way to describe the atmosphere at Gangplank: relaxed and supportive. Casual Fridays are any day that ends in "y"; jokes are told both at the water cooler and across the office; a pirate flag is hung proudly in the office; and a Micheal Jackson song is…

2013: A Sourcing Odyssey

What if humans were to function more like computers, and computers functioned more like the intelligent, intuitive beings that we're thought to be? Questions like this have been posed from time to time. Perhaps no more dramatically than in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” This cinematic gem…

HiringSolved Racing with the Machine

I have to admit. I’m a TED junkie. It’s a goal of mine to give a TED talk one day. For now, I’ll have to stick with local Toastmaster’s groups. As part of my addiction, I came across the hotness that is this TED talk by Erik Brynjolfsson, the Schussel…

Large Scale Machine Learning Event on 7/1/13 in SF

I am excited to announce our involvement in the GraphLab 2013 Workshop on Large Scale Machine Learning on July 1st in San Francisco. Our friends at Graphlab have brought together some of the best minds in the field of applied data science including speakers from Google, Twitter, Facebook, MS Research and many…

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