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I am a computer geek with interest in Java, C#, and Apache Solr, business models, visualization and whatever else catches my fancy.

I wrote a book on Solr: http://bit.ly/ZPSSt4 and maintain useful Solr resources at http://www.solr-start.com/


Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jan
18
answered Why is Twitter not shortening my URL; which share functionality should I use?
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
17
awarded  Yearling
Jul
15
answered How do I find and delete large files from Google Docs?
Jul
8
answered How can I write HTML and send as an email?
Jul
8
answered On Demand Cloud Audio Transcription service?
Jun
28
awarded  Commentator
May
30
comment Language learning by translation challenges
What is 'right' in this context? Most of the words have multiple translations depending on the context. The only way I can think of to get it 'right' if they have seen the 'right' translation before and are trying to reproduce it. In which case, it is pretty much a flashcard trainer.
Jan
4
comment Virtual, temporary phone
There is a couple of free forward and phone mask services. The problem is how to monetize them long term. What I have seen is the phone numbers used as a sort of bit.ly forward with analytics. Voice is much more expensive than emails, so it is a bit hard to figure out how to make money around 'free' temporary numbers.
Dec
29
comment Virtual, temporary phone
Same as webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/10489/… ?
Dec
16
answered Does anyone know of a site that narrates French blogs as hearablog narrates English blogs?
Dec
16
answered Is there an API to get “Local events” from Google Maps?
Dec
16
comment Do not show email address in google start page
I think there is a way to use domain name as a class/ID, so it is possible for .gb4 to be used only in the site's context.
Dec
16
answered Getting ALL the tweets ever tweeted by the world
Nov
2
awarded  Revival
Aug
27
answered Google voice and gmail call phone - one and the same thing?
Aug
23
revised API to build GoogleStreet-like photo maps
added 254 characters in body
Aug
21
awarded  Editor