Category Archives: Technology

Testing Galera in Kubernetes

I deployed a 3 node Galera cluster in Kubernetes. Galera clusters MariaDB or MySQL, allowing you to read and write to all nodes while always being consistent (ACID) at all times. Kubernetes is a deployment environment for container applications.  Here … Continue reading

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Added Charting to Automated Trading System

This is a continuation of Developing an Automated Trading System.  Many of us use very robust charting software, including the popular thinkorswim platform, that does more than I plan to create in my system.  The requirement I ran into that … Continue reading

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Created Backtesting of Signals and Algos

This is a continuation of Developing an Automated Trading System.  Began algorithms with simple strategies.  This tests a range of inputs for a strategy. For example, you can test a range of trailing stops from 1 to 15% with 0.5% … Continue reading

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Developing an Automated Trading System

It has been my dream since I was a kid and I saw the Matthew Broderick movie War Games in a theater in 1983 to build an automated trading system using AI.   This year I have begun to live that … Continue reading

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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and the Berlin Wall Falling

This is the story of using the IRC when it first came out, long before most people heard of the Internet. Connecting Through College In the late 80s, when I was in college, I created an account on the school’s … Continue reading

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How can Javascript access hardware on Android?

While the Apache Cordova project is providing a cross-platform and plug-in solution to deploying web applications as native mobile apps on Android, iPhones and Windows while giving you access to the hardware such as the camera, GPS and storage via … Continue reading

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Android Gaming Adventure – Part II: Hardware Primer

As I mentioned in part I, the ASUS MeMo lacked the required hardware to do low latency high definition gaming on a TV, a requirement of any gaming console.  So, this beckons the question, what is the best tablet or … Continue reading

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Android Gaming Adventure – Part I: The Quest

Nearly a year ago, I bought an ASUS TF700T tablet, one of the best you could buy at the time.  I really love it, especially with the keyboard that attaches to it, increasing its battery life 50% while providing a … Continue reading

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Android Phone Market Share Grows To 81%

Strategy Analytics estimates that 204 million Android smartphones shipped world-wide in the third quarter, accounting for 81% of the smartphone market. That was up from 130 million units in the third quarter of 2012 when Android captured 75% market share. … Continue reading

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The Growth of Linux Supercomputing

According to Top500.org, Linux share of the top 500 super computers has grown from 28% 10 years ago, to 85% 5 years ago, to 95% this year.  

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