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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/


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answered API to build GoogleStreet-like photo maps
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answered What attributes does Pandora look for in a song?
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answered Graphing Google results for various phrases
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answered Can I get a “network graph” of my LinkedIn connections?
Aug
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comment Using Yahoo Pipes and loops
Hmm. I heard it directly from Yahoo at Yahoo's New York Hack Day (two days including a hack night - awesome). At the time they said that Pipes were going away and YQL will be the way forward. But that was a while ago. I just did a search and can see the mention of Pipe 2, now powered by YQL. I guess people still prefer visual interface and they changed their opinions. My bad, should have double checked the references first. blog.pipes.yahoo.net/2010/06/09/yahoo-pipes-v2-engine Let's hope somebody else can help with the pipe syntax then.
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answered Using Yahoo Pipes and loops
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answered How to implement GTD using Gmail/Gcal/Gtasks?
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answered Web server stress testing tool
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comment Is It Possible To Hide A Google Analytics User ID From Source
Well, a separate account (with first account having admin access to it) is a lot simpler than going to the other analytics provider all together.
Aug
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answered Is It Possible To Hide A Google Analytics User ID From Source
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answered Co-creation of subtitles
Aug
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answered Non-partisan web sites with information about congress / government actions in the USA
Aug
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answered Twitter Followers
Aug
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comment How to retrieve forgotten Wordpress Admin password
Any system has a weakest link. If you have access to file system, you are beyond hope. But yes, cleartext password is not so good. A smart thing would have been to hash it on first use. But it is a little difficult since WordPress runs from scratch every time you request a page (no live memory outside of files/database/http-request content)
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answered How to retrieve forgotten Wordpress Admin password
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answered Deleting the Uncategorized Category
Jul
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answered Can any web applications tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?
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answered Brand-able p2p video chat / conferencing service (one-on-one)