Google Interests launches

The first version of one of my side projects is now up on appspot.  I created this App, because I wanted a way to conduct data mining of particular subjects that interest me.  In essence the app does diffs of Google search requests over time.  It gives a way to store and visualize the Google search history of terms.  These terms become an “interest” with the inclusion of a NLP element.  Terms can just be what you choose, but, the idea is to use an NLP engine to use your search terms and create a better query using some NLP’s engines notion of taxonomy.  The NLP component has not been implemented yet, but, the search history has.  I’m still working on the guts of this App, so please be gentle.

Its my first GWT app as well so it has provided an opportunity for me to learn a lot.  This App is my focus right now since I am using such good tools to develop it and learn so much in the process.  I am looking for UI designers and HCIL experts to help me design the interface so if you are interested please drop me a note.

Got my subtext blog up

Subtext is Live


Why your isp sucks

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Subtext is a nice little project The wysiwyg kinda sucks though. I guess they want you to use IE to use this.  No way thats gonna happen.

Anyways, had to install SQL Server Express Advanced Services.  That is some nice software.  Like everyone expects MS is forced to go more and more open source/free with everything.  If I can get Mysql for free, I should definetly be able to get a version of MS SQL for free. 

I can’t stand these old things that people are used to using forever, but, never look into why and how. connection strings is an example of that.  Rather than fix the inconsistencies, MS prefers to make them dumber and dumber for each release.

At some point I am going to take a good look at boo (especially if I use it for my views for monorail).   Dudes write up on his site sounds like an old fashioned communist manifesto:)