• Web Augmented Reality Experiment

    Above is a weekend project visualizing data from Logstash and Elasticsearch using Web Augmented Reality. According to many on the web working with Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, something big is about to happen. With the upcoming release of a number of gaming head mounted display (HMD)...

  • Logstash CSV with Custom Geo-Enrichment

    The city where I live, Washington, DC, has a public bicycle share program called Capital Bikeshare. One of the first things I did while learning Elasticsearch was to load the public system data available on the capital bikeshare program’s website. [1] The results were fun. I got to learn the...

  • Converting To Jekyll

    This blog started life as a Wordpress site backed by a LAMP server over at Hostmonster. While the service was awesome, I decided to get more onboard with what the cool kids were doing and convert to a “compiled” static site rather than one backed by a database and CMS...

  • Back to the Full Stack

    It’s been a while, blog. It’s been too long. After descending into database land for about two years, I am going to use a new job at Elastic to pump some life back into the old tech blog. My focus has been targeted very much on the back end, and...

  • Using Google Earth Network Links with MarkLogic 6

    A guest post from my coworker, * Mark, who showed me this cool trick with Google Earth.  Enjoy! –Dave*   By nature, I’m a visual person – I prefer graphs, charts and animations to reams of paper when it comes to analyzing information.  Geospatial data is no exception; in fact it’s where...