ACM have recently published new LaTeX templates (https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template). We applied some tweaks to their sample to remove ACM specific text and changed the paper size to A4.  This is useful to students who want to use ACM SIG Proceedings format for their university assignments.  The sample paper is available at https://github.com/jod75/acm-like-text-paper.   Changes we did: Paper … Continue reading ACM SIG Proceedings-Like paper

System Administrators coming from the Linux world are accustomed to using SSH and bash scripts to manage remote machines. The same concept can be used for managing Windows machines through PowerShell by enabling the remoting feature. A number of articles are around explaining each command and how remoting in PowerShell works. Therefore, this article only … Continue reading Quick Steps to Enable Powershell Remoting

Introduction This PySpark notebook introduces Spark GraphFrames. The dataset SNAP: https://snap.stanford.edu/data/egonets-Facebook.html Dataset description: Nodes 4039 Edges 88234 Abstract from Stanford’s website: This dataset consists of ‘circles’ (or ‘friends lists’) from Facebook. Facebook data was collected from survey participants using a Facebook app. The dataset includes node features (profiles), circles, and ego networks. Facebook data has … Continue reading Facebook circles – A Gentle Introduction to Apache Spark GraphFrames

In this article we discuss how to upload and use Microsoft Windows client operating systems in Amazon Web Services.  Unfortunately, there are no pre-canned images with Microsoft Windows client operating systems in AWS.  However, this does not mean that one cannot use them in Amazon’s EC2.  Although it is trickier than just attaching an ISO image … Continue reading Adding new images to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The steps outlined in this article outlines the steps required to setup PostgreSQL 9.5 on Ubuntu 16.04. The last two steps outline the required Java Spring configuration required to use JPA Hibernate to the PostgreSQL installed. This article is based on the work of DigitalOcean (How To Install and Use PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 16.04). 1. … Continue reading 13 (1-liner) Steps to Setting up PostgreSQL and connecting with JPA Hibernate