• Technology

    Write VERY large record-sets to CSV, JSON with ColdFusion

    So I was tasked to build something that writes a very large data set to CSV Files, and JSON files. I was running into memory issues with ColdFusion because I was trying to store the CSV string in memory before writing it to a file on the server. For a 1 Million+ row recordset in SQL Server this usually would time out after a 2 hour request timeout, and just not finish. By using the underlying Java objects we can write 1 Million+ records to a CSV file, or JSON file in just about 8-10 seconds. Credit for finding these Java objects goes to my co-worker Sean Louisin. The fix…

  • Watches

    Hamilton Men’s Khaki Field Automatic

    It’s that time of year again.. Yep my birthday! My wonderful girlfriend decided to get me one of the best birthday presents yet – a new watch. No matter what, she can’t go wrong getting me a watch. I even got to pick it out. What did I choose? Well I wanted something that came original with a leather strap. Something that was a nice casual, everyday watch.. yet not too fancy or eye-catching. Hamilton Watches This seemed like the perfect brand of watches for what I was looking for. Yea sure they have some crazy looking watches like the “Code Breaker” or the “Classic Jazzmaster”. I dove into the…

  • Trading

    My Trading Story

    I started investing and getting into the stock market back in October of 2011. The markets were just bottoming from a relatively large correction at that time and I had bought stock in Ford (F), Verizon (VZ), Paychex (PAYX), Freeport McMoran (FCX), and Apple (AAPL). I had under $10K invested at the time and was doing alright. By mid 2012 I had pulled a decent 10-20% profit on each investment. This was to be expected, since if you bought anything in October 2011 and held it for a few months you’d instantly be up as the bull market continued. Then I started options trading. After making profits on my investments,…

  • Technology

    Introducing: Lets Monitor

    Back in February of this year, a colleague at my current job recommended this awesome site monitoring mobile app. This of course was a normal day for us, talking about new software or apps that we randomly find. After looking into this mobile monitoring app I liked it and it seemed very useful, however it wasn’t as user friendly as I had hoped, nor did it boast the experience I was expecting. In fact none of the site monitoring tools I had ever looked at really gave me that sense of feeling that I was satisfied with and enjoyed using. Each time I was left with this feeling of “I…