28 Sep 2000 gtaylor   » (Master)

I formalized the job hunt on my website just in time to receive a fairly interesting offer from a neat startup I've been talking to. Doh! I'd still rather go to an open source related job, rather than one which will merely use free software to build things with or from, but really this offer is from an exceptionally well-pedigreed company, and it is an interesting project and good people, so I just can't refuse. We'll see how it turns out.

Speaking of turning, I'd typed the wrong class of SKUs into my database, so the experimental project in making my website pay for itself ran aground. I've corrected this and we'll start a new trial period. (ObPlug: if anyone wants to buy a printer, buy one of my suggested printers).

Yesterday I had a moderately interesting idea for the implementation of a distributed search system. The original intent was to replace dejanews, which has dropped the proverbial ball as de facto keeper of the world's archives, but as it turns out my envisioned implementation has wider applicability than that: in fact it could help correct the "silo" characteristic of web discussion forums and the non-spiderable character of many database-driven websites. So forget the homemade Tivo; I've reserved a week between jobs to implement a proof of concept of this search system.

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