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Entries for date "2018"

"Emotively Sludgy Lo-Fi"

And this is what I get for asking for critiques from strangers.  ANR Factory has called Secret Cigarettes "Emotively Sludgy Lo-Fi."  Which is a descriptive way of saying the reviewer didn't like it.  Which is ok.  I paid them to review it.  They had to say something that didn't sound like they were tearing it apart but still got across that they thought it was deeply flawed and probably not worth their time.  This is also ok.

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tools.DistCp: Exception encountered java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: n must be positive

When using distcp on hadoop, I sometimes get the following error:

tools.DistCp: Exception encountered java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: n must be positive

Which is slightly misleading.  Internet searches (Stack Overflow) make it seem like this can be transient or when you have an empty directory (n = 0).  In my case, the error was because the number of nested directories in my recursive copy was too large for distcp to handle ...

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