May 30, 2008


My family and I are in the process of moving from Charlotte NC to Asheville this weekend. Moving sucks, but hopefully Asheville is worth it.

In other news, CouchDB is getting close to a 0.8.0 release. I checked in the grouped reduce support yesterday and we just need to some more tweaks and bug fixes in general before release.


May 18, 2008

CouchDB Happenings

Jan Lehnardt: More Tales From the Strange World of Non-Relational Data Storage


May 15, 2008

CouchDB Incremental Reduce

I just checked in the first cut of incremental reduce for CouchDB into the Apache repository. So right now it allows you do a full reduction of all view values between the optional start key or end key. The cost of both view update and query time is logarithmic cost.

What's missing is the ability group reductions, such that if there are 100 rows with 5 different keys between the start and end key, you can optionally get 5 different reduced values instead of a single value. I'll probably check that piece in next week. A few more bug fixes and interface changes and we'll finalize the 0.8.0 release hopefully next week.


May 9, 2008

Catapult Operator

If you lived in the Dark Ages, and you were a catapult operator, I bet the most common question people would ask is, 'Can't you make it shoot farther?' No. I'm sorry. That's as far as it shoots. - Jack Handey


May 8, 2008


This is my first ever try at HDR photography.


This is a real store on Old Statesville road near our house in Charlotte NC. I used our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 with its built-in exposure burst mode and the trial version of Photomatix Pro (you can see the trialware watermarks) to merge the multiple exposures into an HDR image.