Uwe’s Blog

My writing about data engineering, opensource development, general programming and thoughts about engineering culture.

  • Songride Beta available for testing

    About 3 years ago I made a little mashup using Ruby, Google Charts API and the Last.fm API and a bit of magic that listed you from where your favorite artist were coming from. As an example this was the chart output for my favorite artists:

  • redis and hiredis added to Gentoo Overlay

    While I was writing some more code for songride I felt that I should have the latest redis version installed. After running emerge '>=dev-db/redis-2.4.17' I was confronted with the following error message:

  • ktoblzcheck bindings for Node.JS

    Checking the correctness of a combination of bank identification number (BLZ) and account number is a complicated task in Germany. There are about 140 different methods how this combination is checked depending on the bank from which the combination originates. A library which solves this problem is ktoblzcheck. At the moment you could use it simply as a C++...