on Monday, January 14, 2013
Ever wanted to know the total size of the memtables in your Cassandra cluster? Here is a little oneliner which gets you the total size in bytes.

on Thursday, January 10, 2013
I found it annoying that Cygwin asks for the passphrase of your private ssh key every time you are starting a ssh connection. In the regular bash shell under Ubuntu it would remember the passphrase so it only needs to be entered once. Here is a nice recipe that helps Cygwin remembering the passphrase (thanks to this blogpost). In your ~/.bash_profile add the following at the end: