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Token bucket!
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Some Interesting Tech I’ve Been Involved With Lately
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Token bucket!
Sun, Jun 8th 2014 11:10a   Bob Balaban
Greetings, geeks! I came across this problem on a project I'm doing: given a RESTful API on a web application server, how do you "throttle" calls so that a given authenticated user can only make a certain number of calls (N) per time interval (W), where both N and W are configurable. The solution I came up with is basically a “Token Bucket” with a sliding time window. What surprised me when I got something working was how easy it really was to implement. The context in whi
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"Employee of the Quarter" (not)
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 8:08p   Bob Balaban
Greetings, geeks! This one is not a technical topic, so feel free to move on. If you are my current (or potential future) employer, you should also probably move on at this point. In my work email today, I received a shotgun message announcing the current "Employee of the Quarter". The lucky designee receives preferential parking (near the building entrance) for 3 months. There was a long-ish description of how great the EotQ is, and why they were selected for this honor. Not to tak
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Geek-o-Terica 17: Accuracy vs. Precision, The Time Drift Chronicles
Sun, Sep 8th 2013 12:09p   Bob Balaban
Greetings, geeks! Ever need a software timer to see how long it took to do something? This is a common task, right? And the basic technique is simple: capture the current time, do your thing, preferably for a while so that you average out a large number of operations to eliminate random perturbations, capture the current time again, and report on the difference between the two times. Sounds easy, right? But there are complications. Such as: What is the relative granularity of the time span you a
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Some Interesting Tech I’ve Been Involved With Lately
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 9:58p   Bob Balaban
Greetings, geeks! Some of you have been wondering what I've been up to lately. No, not a stealth-mode startup, not a new API for Notes/Domino, nothing like that. In fact, I'm at about the 6-month mark in a whole new (to me) tech area: storage and storage management. It's one of those things that's a whole lot more complicated than you'd ever think, until you start to dig into it. Me, I thought a "disk" started and ended with that box on the end of a USB cable that you plug into a la
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The Interesting Difference Between "Exception" and "RuntimeException" (Java)
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 11:43p   Bob Balaban
Greetings Geeks! I hope everyone who attended Lotusphere IBMConnect '13 had a good time and has returned home safely. I didn't attend (again, I stopped going after the first 17), but I've been hearing that it was pretty good. I learned something new about certain types of exceptions in Java programming the other day. Here's the context: I had an Enum class with a few items in it I had a String that came from outside the program that I wanted to convert into an enum'ed constant Thi
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"Reflections on Reflecting Light" - Java program
Wed, May 9th 2012 11:33p   Bob Balaban
Greetings Geeks! Today it is my very great pleasure to introduce to you a new guest blogger: my son David. He has graciously allowed me to prevail upon him to write about his recent science fair project, titled "Reflections on Reflecteing Light". That may sound innocuous, but to quote one of my favorite movies, "That's no ordinary rabbit!". David took this project through our local high school's science fair, was invited to the regional fair, and then to the Massachusetts state science
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Happy 5th? Yeah, 5th
Wed, Apr 11th 2012 2:11a   Bob Balaban
Greetings Geeks! So. March 30, 2007 was my first blog entry. Evidently I missed my own 5th Blanniversary! :-( Better late than never, I suppose. In theory, anyway :-) I know I don't post here often, but I do hope that when I do post, it's worth reading. For some people, anyway. I'll quote from a nice person who commented on that first post: "energetic,funny,cute--that's what I feel about you from your special explanation about "In Theory".I think you must be very content while wr
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"Programming Domino With Java" - Final Flush
Mon, Jan 2nd 2012 8:56a   Bob Balaban
Happy New Year, Geeks! Here's the 7th (and final) installment of the book. Thanks again for all the positive feedback. The first installment can be found here The 2nd installment is here The 3rd is here The 4th is here The 5th is here and the 6th is here All of the book content (as is all of the content on this blog) is Copyright 1998 and 2011 by Looseleaf Software, Inc. You may not reproduce or distribute the book's content without permission from me. Some Caveats and e
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"Programming Domino With Java" - Sixth Sip
Tue, Dec 6th 2011 4:17p   Bob Balaban
Greetings, Geeks! Here's the 6th installment of the book. Thanks again for all the positive feedback. The first installment can be found here The 2nd installment is here The 3rd is here The 4th is here The 5th is here All of the book content (as is all of the content on this blog) is Copyright 1998 and 2011 by Looseleaf Software, Inc. You may not reproduce or distribute the book's content without permission from me. Some Caveats and explanations: - This book is now 12 ye
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"Programming Domino With Java" - Fifth Slug
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 10:22p   Bob Balaban
Greetings, Geeks! Here's the 5th installment of the book. Thanks again for all the positive feedback. The first installment can be found here The 2nd installment is here The 3rd is here The 4th is here All of the book content (as is all of the content on this blog) is Copyright 1998 and 2011 by Looseleaf Software, Inc. You may not reproduce or distribute the book's content without permission from me. Some Caveats and explanations: - This book is now 12 years old. There ar




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