Archive for May, 2013

25May

The Thinkpad Yoga and Ubuntu 12.

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

I hate being made to feel like a fool, especially by a software bug. I wasted four hours over the past two days trying to get my new Lenovo Yoga’s touchscreen to work. It was fine in desktop mode, but rotated (for tablet mode) or inverted (for media mode), and the touchscreen’s geometry would freak […]

I bought a new laptop recently, a Lenovo Yoga.  It’s the top-of-the line current generation: 13.3″ touchscreen, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, quad-core Intel i7 CPU.  Buying it was a fun moment: after shopping around the various retailers, I discovered that the cheapest ones available were from The Microsoft Store.  So I drove over there, walked […]

08May

Querying Splunk with Clojure

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

Introduction Two months ago I was complaining that I didn’t have a job, and then suddenly I had one. I work for Splunk now, an enterprise-level machine data analysis company. Their core product is pretty magical: you can shove just about any logfile, real-time stream, script-generated datasource, or anything else at it, and then interrogate […]


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