For those that know, I am definitely interested, interested in Graph Technology. The interest in representing the semantics of anything with edges, vertices and annotations of those is incredibly powerful.
I navigated to the Neo4j site, and downloaded the Neo4j Community Edition
You’ll want to extract to a folder, such as neo4j-community.
Open a Terminal Window
Change Directory ~/Desktop/neo4j-community
Type java -version
If java, doesn’t spit out the proper version for Java, you’ll have to install it.
Click More Information
On the Java website, Click Download JDK
Click I Accept Agreement
Download the Mac OSX x64 Binary – jdk-8u<UpdateNumber>-macosx-x64.dmg
Save the File to the Local Disk
Open, Click on the Package and install. You may need to authorized to install it.
Switch back to your terminal window and type java -version
You should see
To start neo4j type, bin/neo4j start
Open a Browser, and navigate to http://localhost:7474/
Once you login, you see the great experience they put forth in the web interface. There are Java APIs and REST APIs.
For those familiar with Farmers Markets, there are some real hidden gems. Some of these hidden gems include Ginger, yum.
Saturday found me at the Natick Farmer’s Market. The Market is well attended by vendors and individuals even in November. I cannot deny it, the attendance surprised me – farms, soda vendors, local meat providers, and gourmet food vendors.
There are two that really interested me – Simpson Spring Soda and Q’s Nuts. I’ll save Simpson Spring Soda for another day, after all I am a Ginger Fanatic.
I found a tent for Q’s Nuts… if you haven’t heard about them, you have missed out on a killer episode from Phantom Gourmet. I embedded it here so you can appreciate the coolness of Q’s Nuts.
I saw a few flavors that interested me – Chocolate Cardamon, Rosemary Sea Salt, and Key Lime Ginger Almonds. I know you are thinking … only three? well I was interested in all of them, I just happen to purchase 3 for $10 at the market.
I got home, and stared at the bag. “Do I want to open it?”
Of course. I popped open the bag, and ate the one… then another…. then another… The candied coating was hard, not too hard, and flavorful. The lime ginger combination with almonds tasted great. As a spiced nut with ginger, I give them a 10 out of 10.
I’m going to have to make a special trip to their Davis Square haunts to see the operation.
According to Wikipedia, Boylan Bottling Company is a soda company based in New Jersey. Their sodas were first introduced to me in Manhattan, I drank a Boylan Root Beer and Black Cherry. First thoughts… delicious…. packed with flavor.
Time for take two… Boylan’s has made the way to Massachusetts. I picked up the four pack from my local supermarket (Roche Brothers has a great gourmet soda section). I purchased the four pack of Ginger Ale, and put them in the Refrigerator.
I pull a bottle out and pop the top. My second impressions… way too sweet. It needs Ice. I wouldn’t really recommend this without ice. It’s not my favorite, it’s worth a sip and a drink with ice! Without Ice, I find it too sweet and over powered by the Cane Sugar.
Net is… I won’t rush to buy. I won’t turn down a Ginger Ale.