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My Blog is FINALLY PROFITABLE!

I signed up for Google AdSense in January of 2015 in hopes of subsidizing some of the time I spent writing with ad-based revenue. Without doing any research I quickly formed some baseless expectati...

Hello Product Management

Past My MongoDB Career Journey began almost 4 years ago, and I’ve enjoyed my time as a Technical Services Engineer immensely. During my tenure as part of the organization I had the opportunity to ...

Just Finished - Terranigma

This has been a long time coming. I took a run at Terranigma in 2015 and failed miserably, but I was such a huge fan of the other Quintet titles for the SNES I just couldn’t leave this unfinished...

MongoDB Driver Monitoring

One of the great things about MongoDB Drivers is that they are all built around a common set of specifications. Though these specifications exist to facilitate the development of new language drive...

Blue Force (Tsunami Games) - 1993

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Since I just finished playing Police Quest 1 I figured I’ll stick with the “police work simulato...

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (Sierra On-Line) - 1987

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is an adventure game (and police simulation) produce...

Performance Analysis of Resuming a MongoDB Change Stream

Change Streams allow applications to access real-time data changes without the complexity and risk of tailing the oplog. Applications can use change streams to subscribe to all data changes on a si...

Cleaning Up ETL Results in MongoDB by Transposing Multiple Arrays

When performing an ETL from a normalized relational dataset there’s a good chance a 1:1 conversion won’t produce the desired results on the first pass. For example, if the goal is to Model One-to-M...

Generate MongoDB Index Utilization Report

When MongoDB 3.2 introduced the $indexStats aggregation pipeline stage accesses details were suddenly accessible to users. As a result, scripts could now be written to better understand how frequen...

What Versions of MongoDB Has This Node Run?

Ever wanted to know how many different versions of MongoDB the current node has run under? Assuming the node’s local database hasn’t been reset (for example via an initial sync), it will contain a ...