When Times Get Rough

Oh boy! Never thought 2019 would start with a heap of emotional turmoil, especially when things were starting to look a bit better. But, I guess many of you have been in my shoes, or have been through much much worse, and still managed to land on your feet. And often, that thought alone makes me feel weak. It makes me feel inadequate while I’m wailing in my sorrows. Sometimes

Here comes ’19

So, here we are… standing at the edge of 2018, and about to step into a happy new year. I can already hear the firecrackers going crazy, outside… or is it the people? The sky is lit up, in dozens of different colors, people are screaming at the top of their voices, new year resolutions are being made. But let’s not talk about that for a change. Instead, let’s look

Bring up a Hadoop Cluster using Ambari

I remember, couple of weeks back one of my colleagues and I, were trying to bring up a 3-node Hadoop cluster using Cloudera. The experience was painful, to say the least. We solved quite a few intermittent issues, and thought the end was nigh, but unfortunately it wasn’t.  Finally, we gave up after 2-3 days of struggling, and it had left a bitter taste in our mouth. I don’t really

Installing Java on CentOS 7

This article is more for my own reference, as I keep forgetting the steps for installing Java on CentOS. The procedures are pretty straightforward. I’ll be assuming it’s CentOS 7(.4) and Java SE 8 is what we’re going to install. I’m also going to assume, the installation is done as the root user. If you’re planning to install as non-root user, you might have to use sudo for some of

Comparing performance of different models and choosing the best one

Hello there folks. Let’s talk about some Machine Learning today, Supervised Learning to be precise. Couple of months back, I had enrolled for the Udacity ML Advanced Nanodegree course. As part of that course, we had to choose a capstone project. I chose a problem of predicting whether a star is pulsar or not. In a nutshell, it’s a binary classification problem. The Kaggle dataset for this problem can be

A New Beginning

Hi there, beautiful people of the internet. Good to see you dropping by. It’s been a while since I started blogging. But it was never one of my top priorities. With all the stuffs happening in life, it had to take a backseat, almost always. But then I realized, it’s always about choice. It’s up to us how and with whom we choose to spend our time with. And I