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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/


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
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.
Aug
13
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.
Aug
8
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
6
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)