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Running debezium and kafka connect locally with homebrew

Running Debezium / Kafka Connect locally with homebrew

Initial setup

  • Install all the things: brew install kafka zookeeper maven openjdk
  • Make a directory for plugins: mkdir -p /usr/local/share/kafka/plugins
  • Edit the file /usr/local/etc/kafka/ and uncomment the line setting up a plugin path: plugin.path=/usr/local/share/java,/usr/local/share/kafka/plugins,/opt/connectors
  • Start all the things: brew services start zookeeper and brew services start kafka
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"main": "node_modules/expo/AppEntry.js",
"version": "0.0.3",
"scripts": {
"start": "expo start",
"android": "expo start --android",
"ios": "expo start --ios",
"web": "expo start --web",
"eject": "expo eject",
"test": "jest --watchAll",
mrflip / Tao Te
Last active Sep 14, 2020
Tao Te Chimp: Repeatable Decision Principles for Startups
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Tao Te Chimp

Here are some repeatable catchphrases that I’ve learned help startups make decisions. I’d love your feedback on what to add to the list, or what didn’t make any sense.

I mentor in alternate Mondays on the 16th floor at Capital Factory, and I’m glad to set up alternate times if that doesn’t work. Feel free to share this list with others.

Every startup founder should read Running Lean and most of Jason Cohen's Blog. More recommended books are below.

Fundamental Law of Startups

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Pokes for trade from MrflipMrflip


I don’t super care about shinies, so I'd be happiest with a trade that improves my raid team while either filling a hole in your pokedex or improving your team. Please let me know what shiny/legacy/legendaries/L1’s you hoping to acquire/improve -- but I would strongly prefer not do a 40k trade (see bottom for which trades those are).

For casual players: If you don't have much in your pokedex, I would like to help improve it and do not need you to improve mine. I can offer the following:

  • L20 Dragonite, Bite Tyranitar, Machamp, Lick Gengar
  • Carnivine, Heracross, Farfetch'd, Safari/Santa Pika, Flower eevee, happiny, budew, bonsly, other hard-to-find.
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Last active Apr 20, 2018
Career Day Interview with Ethan Grigsby

Career Day Interview with Ethan Grigsby

What is your name? What is your career?

My name is Flip Kromer, I’m an inventor and entrepreneur — meaning that I start businesses from scratch. Added all up, the companies I’ve started earn tens of millions each year in revenue, and have grown from a couple friends at the start to create more than eighty highly satisfying jobs.

What do you do at your job?

My latest company is Vigilante, a restaurant with more than 150 board games to play right at your table. I designed and worked to build special tables that make playing board games super awesome: dice, chargers, card holders and other fun things are built into the table. Probably the most magical feature is that each table has a robot above it — when you push the button at your seat the robot waves its arms, which tells the server to come over and take your order or bring you a fork or help you with a game. I custom designed the mechanics of the robot and the tiny computers inside each robot and each table

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Veneer is obtained either by "peeling" the trunk of a tree or by slicing large rectangular blocks of wood known as flitches. The appearance of the grain and figure in wood comes from slicing through the growth rings of a tree and depends upon the angle at which the wood is sliced. There are three main types of veneer-making equipment used commercially:

A rotary lathe in which the wood is turned against a very sharp blade and peeled off in one continuous or semi-continuous roll. Rotary-cut veneer is mainly used for plywood, as the appearance is not desirable because the veneer is cut concentric to the growth rings.

A slicing machine in which the flitch or piece of log is raised and lowered against the blade and slices of the log are made. This yields veneer that looks like sawn pieces of wood, cut across the growth rings; such veneer is referred to as "crown cut".

A half-round lathe in which the log or piece of log can be turned and moved in such a way as to expose the most interesting parts of the grain, c

mrflip / 2017 RSS Christmas Quiz -
Created Jan 6, 2018
Solutions for 2017 RSS Christmas Quiz, ROT13 encoded
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EFF 2017 Puevfgznf Dhvm

1.  …TB!  [10 cbvagf]

  • Nyy ner anzrq Nyblfvhf
  • Nyy ner fheanzrq Cnexre
  • Ynql Crarybcr’f SNO 1, 2, 3 va “Guhaqreoveqf ner Tb!” (srnghevat ure punhssrhe Nyblfvhf Cnexre)

(n) Jung pbaarpgf gur sbyybjvat?

  • Nyblfvhf Fahssyhcnthf, Ovt Oveq’f orfgvr sebz Frfnzr Fgerrg — N funttl oebja perngher jvgu n gnyy, lryybj sevraq
  • Puvrs Nyblfvhf bs gur Fnagn Ebfn CQ va Vg’f n Znq, Znq, Znq, Znq Jbeyq — Puvrs bs gur ‘FECQ’ va n pbzrql jubfr gvgyr pbagnvaf n dhnqehcyr ercrng
mrflip / 2017 RSS Christmas
Last active Jan 6, 2018
Solutions by my brother Matt, my mom and me for the 2017 RSS Christmas quiz
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RSS 2017 Christmas Quiz

1.  …GO!  [10 points]

  • All are named Aloysius
  • All are surnamed Parker
  • Lady Penelope’s FAB 1, 2, 3 in “Thunderbirds are Go!” (featuring her chauffeur Aloysius Parker)

(a) What connects the following?

  • Aloysius Snufflupagus, Big Bird’s bestie from Sesame Street — A shaggy brown creature with a tall, yellow friend
  • Chief Aloysius of the Santa Rosa PD in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World — Chief of the ‘SRPD’ in a comedy whose title contains a quadruple repeat
mrflip / Ancient Greek
Last active Jul 24, 2022
Ancient Greek Geometry walkthrough / answers / cheats
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Last active Aug 29, 2015
Single-node Hadoop cluster

In the below, we'll use the following to track the version of the image you'll use


Launching image

docker run -it --name hadoop_local -u chimpy -w /home/chimpy -e HOME=/home/chimpy -e TERM="$TERM" "bd4c/hadoop_local:v1.$dv" /bin/bash -l