Monthly Archives: April 2014

Simply a better desktop

A minimalist, and long time Gentoo user, my favorite environment is Fluxbox /w Conky. Now sinceĀ I’m Windows bound these days, I decided to look for a replacement to Conky. I found Rainmeter. Finding all the available set-based themes available in Rainmeter’s repository to be utterly ghastly, I decided to make my own. Behold, Simply Circles: […]

Experimenting: Apache Cassandra on Azure

I found the time to have a serious go at Cassandra. Last weekend I experimented with getting a load-balanced cluster up and running in Windows Azure. Here’s how that went. Disclaimer: I’m no expert, and this may not be the absolute best approach to Cassandra on Azure, but it worked for me :). Introduction & […]