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I watched the final part of the Skywalker saga, and overall liked it. It had plenty of elements to invoke nostalgia and make me feel emotionally comfortable. However, I think the ending could have been better, but don’t we all feel so about most of the fantasy series out there? Without caring about the wider Star Wars epic and limiting myself to just the Skywalker sage, here is how I would have liked the series to end.

I would advice you to not read the rest of the post until you have watched the final movie of the Skywalker saga.

Return of the Jedi ended with Luke Skywalker defeating Emperor Palpatine with the help of Anakin. …

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We reached the trail-head by 9:30 on a sunny Saturday morning early June to find the parking completely filled up and had to park the car about a mile away. We were quite surprised since we hadn’t expected this particular trail to be so crowded. After displaying the America the Beautiful pass on the car dashboard and changing into our hiking shoes we started on the 6.5 mile trail to ascend about 2400 ft.

WTA: Ira Spring Trail

AllTrails: Mason Lake via Ira Spring Memorial Trail

At the beginning, I was a little apprehensive about completing the trail. I had some pain in my calf muscles from a 6 mile run couple of days ago. AllTrails notes that the trail gains about 1800 ft. in the last 1.5 mile. Right from the beginning, the trail had a relentless ascent. Luckily for me, about a mile into the hike my legs felt completely pain free. I was reminded of the background narrative in my Nike + Running app where a marathon runner described how the muscles adapt when they are regularly used — avoid muscle atrophy. …

Amazon’s Elastic Data Pipeline does a fine job of scheduling data processing activities. It spawns a cluster and executes Hive script when the data becomes available. And after all the jobs have completed the pipeline shuts down the EMR resource and exits. Since the cluster is only created and in use while the scripts are running you save money by not having a dedicated cluster. But this also creates a problem.


Within our team we use EDP to schedule periodic pipelines that execute one or more hive scripts. Our pipelines do not run on a dedicated cluster, rather each pipeline creates it’s own EMR resource. …

Anuvrat Singh

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