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Getting Started With Node

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Node.js, the V8 (Chrome’s JavaScript runtime) based platform for building fast and scalable network applications,  is gaining substantial traction among deve...

Build Hadoop from Source

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Instructions in this write-up were tested and run successfully on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, and 11.10. The instructions should run, with minor modificat...

Scala syntax highlighting in gedit

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Update: A small typo, an unnecessary “<” tag before xmlns in scala-mime.xml has been corrected. Thanks @win for finding the error. See the comments bel...

Ubuntu and HP TouchSmart Sound

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I upgraded my Ubuntu install on my HP TouchSmart machine to version 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Desktop experience is so nice and smooth that I...