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Going all in

I thought I’d start using my personal blog here to begin blogging about my full time venture into releasing and growing my AgoraOpus Portfolio Construction service. While I’ll be using the blog section over there to write about the specifics on that service / site, I’ll try to use my blog here to post more […]

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On edge architecture

We’ve long had content delivery networks (CDN), that help speed up and reduce latency for your web visitors. This works by making sure that the CDN has servers that are physically closer and on a better network connection (fewer hops) compared to where your visitor is based. You maintain multiple copies of the same content […]

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Elastic RDBMS with Amazon Aurora

From earlier posts you might have realized I grew tired of DynamoDB. As soon as Amazon Aurora was made available I did a non-comprehensive test to see what it would do as a NoSQL store. From a pricing perspective Aurora seemed to stack up nicely. Since then I switched my use from DynamoDB over to Aurora, […]

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Tracking my laptop battery

Some time ago I read “The (De-) evolution of My Laptop Battery“. At the time I had an old (2008 model I believe) MacBook Pro, on it’s first (or second) battery, and that battery was already heavily degraded. Because of that I saw no need to start logging the current battery capacity, but I made […]

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Amazon Aurora Performance, as a NoSQL store

I’ve written previously about both Amazon Aurora and DynamoDB, and the massive price difference between them. To recap, with some back of the envelope calculations, based on the limited Aurora information available, DynamoDB was found to be 28 times more costly. At that point it becomes worthwhile to look at alternatives. So here’s one alternative: […]