Hiring Right

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a little over last year or so, I was involved in many technical interviews, and sometimes hiring decisions (one vote only, but a No vote is usually a No for the candidate). This is quite different from normal technical contributor’s job. But I learn something from this process too. I think overall I had… Continue reading Hiring Right

Java keytool

Reading Time: < 1 minute Keytool The Most Common Java Keytool Keystore Commands import keytool -import -trustcacerts -alias root -file Thawte.crt -keystore keystore.jks (or cacerts) (keytool -keystore $CACERTS_STORE -storepass changeit -importcert -alias jfrog.root -file jfrog.root.cer -noprompt) list keytool -list -v -keystore $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/security/cacerts Install Spring STS on Mac Drag the STS to the Application may not necessary, as it could not… Continue reading Java keytool

GCP Data Fusion

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 12-10-2020) Ran the DataFusionQuickstart from Data Fusion Hub. Need to make sure the compute@developer service account have the following roles: BigQuery AdminCloud Data Fusion RunnerDataproc WorkerService Account UserStorage Admin then the datafusion user service account still has “Service Account User” role (this is same as below). The big query and storage roles are needed… Continue reading GCP Data Fusion

Terraform

Reading Time: < 1 minute Doing Prepare for Certification Get Started – AWS : below has some issues, cannot find the image. Note I tried to find correct ami image id too (ami-032930428bf1abbff, via AWS console), but it appears there is another issue when a correct ami image id was used. *Amazon Linux AMI 2018.03.0 (HVM), SSD Volume Type –… Continue reading Terraform

WeChat is not banned, at least not yet

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update 09-20-2020) It looks like the 9th court temporarily blocked the WeChat ban (NPR). The TikTok ban became irrelevant because there is the new deal with Oracle / Walmart (theverge). (Original 09-18-2020) CNN: US will ban WeChat and TikTok downloads on Sunday. Quote: “The only real change as of Sunday night will be [TikTok users]… Continue reading WeChat is not banned, at least not yet

Virtual Learning

Reading Time: < 1 minute I normally use google calendar for kiddos’ Zoom meetings. My older daughter who is going to be FGC dragon knows get to Zoom via Google classroom. I can train her on the google calendar too. But now I am thinking I will take Monday off for the full time support of virtual learning (I feel… Continue reading Virtual Learning

API Gateway

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kong Kong is a cloud-native, fast, scalable, and distributed Microservice Abstraction Layer (also known as an API Gateway or API Middleware). Made available as an open-source project in 2015, its core values are high performance and extensibility. Actively maintained, Kong is widely used in production at companies ranging from startups to Global 5000 as well as… Continue reading API Gateway