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Category Archives: Voczie

Running MongoDB in a Virtual Environment

I got the chance to give an updated version of my introduction to MongoDB to the Dublin MongoDB user group (@MongoDBDublin). Download the Slide Deck: I've supplied my slide deck, along with meeting notes here. I think I can share with you the most interesting learning I had when initially using MongoDB - virtual machines lie... they…
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Halloween Special a self Postmortem – Using MongoDB

This evening I had a terrifying experience. I stood up in front of a room of talented and experienced developers, and a MongoDB expert and I told them about all the stupid and silly mistakes I'd made building VocZie with MongoDB. The really strange thing is I feel much better now, hope this feeling lasts until…
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Twitter API1.1 – What to do… What to do…

I've got to make a call on the immediate future of VocZie, and it is tied directly to the new Twitter API (API1.1) which has yet to be released. In my last blog post I outlined the problem; basically the changes coming in API1.1 have the potential to prevent VocZie from working. The problem I…
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Running to Stand Still MongoDB and OpenVZ

The story of several cold sweats, and sleepless nights started in such a relaxed way. Who knew I'd feel so tired now... After a weekend of relaxing I get back to the PC and checking news via VocZie, except for some strange reason I can't log in. Oh dear... So I start investigating - I…
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Introducing VocZie

"VocZie is my experiment - it is a web site which allows you to read news stories and web sites and at the same time join an active discussion about the web site via Twitter. So you can not only read a news story, but also participate in a conversation about the story." "I like that" You talk, I…
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