Category Archives: wordpress

Git tip – restoring “lost” commits

I ran into a git issue today where I thought I was ready to push a recent commit, and the push failed, saying that I was in the middle of a rebase. I don’t remember starting a rebase, but maybe I did. I tried git rebase –continue, but that didn’t work, so then I tried […]

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UNIX tip of the day: two file processing with AWK

I recently came across some AWK code from a work colleague that I did not understand at all awk -F’\t’ -v OFS=’\t’ ‘FNR==NR{a[$1]=$1;next};$1 in a{print $1,$2,$3}’ file1 file2 I usually like to understand code instead of blindly copying and pasting, so I did a little research into what this was doing. Searching for “awk FNR […]

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Exploring querying parquet with Hive, Impala, and Spark

At Automattic, we have a lot of data from WordPress.com, our flagship product. We have over 90 million users, and 100 million blogs. Our data team is constantly analyzing our data to discover how we can better serve our users. In 2015, one of our big focuses has been to improve the new user experience. […]

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(Un)verified

According to my city’s website to pay my water bill, I am both a verified and an unverified user. Not sure how that it is possible

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I am now an automattician!

Today is my first official day at Automattic. I am excited!

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