It is a great moment. After many months of work, my book is finally published and is available from multiple sources. It is called Instant Apache Solr for Indexing Data How-to and it has been published by the Packt Publishing.
There is a number of books published on Solr, but I feel that mine is different. . . . → Read More: My book on Solr is now published
I knew I was neglecting my blog in 2012, but I did not realize just how much until I received WordPress’ year in review for 2012 (Feel free to take a peek at it). The line that stopped me dead was “In 2012, there was 1 new post”. Sure enough – one post it was.
Well, this . . . → Read More: Oops: there goes the blog in 2012
Kentico is a powerful Content Management System which means it is sometimes difficult to get a good overview of the sites built in it. However, Kentico’s Site Export functionality produces zipped XML files. This allows to do some bulk analysis, using tools such as LINQ. This article gives one such example by showing how to display all page templates and associated documents. . . . → Read More: Kentico content analysis – using LINQ and site export
After nearly a week of wasting my time with Virgin Mobile Canada, I am giving it my best last try using hard-learned customer support skills:
….Follow up to the phone call on Thursday and lack of returned call.
I am unable to activate my new HTC Wildfire S phone on a pre-paid plan. I enter . . . → Read More: Hello (again) Virgin Mobile. Good bye Virgin Mobile?
I moved from USA to Canada with my iPad (among other things). I have a bunch of iPad apps and I keep buying new ones. Not any more. Since I updated my banking details, my iTunes account stopped working.
I cannot pay for apps with my USA iTunes account, since the address for the Credit . . . → Read More: Apple’s Catch-22 of moving countries
Recipe and cooking apps are aplenty, but it is hard to use an app while cooking and having wet or dirty hands. This may not be a big deal to experienced cooks, but for the beginners it is a catch 22. They want to follow the recipe, but get lost between steps, timing and multiple . . . → Read More: Talk me through the menu – recipe app idea
I listen to a lot of podcasts on many different topics. Most of them have nothing in common – except for one thing: they butcher the names of people (cough JavaPosse cough) Those mispronounced names could be of people sending comments, of known people in the community or just some other strangers.
Seems like . . . → Read More: Say your name – idea for podcasters
I am studying for Prince2 foundation exam and it is very obvious that Prince2 is expected to be introduced from the top down. The embedding – which means introducing Prince2 into an organization – talks about securing executive commitment, building high level strategies and other nonsense high-commitment steps. And the corresponding templates are all overwrought, . . . → Read More: Prince2 embedding – by stealth
Gamification can be roughly explained as applying game mechanics to the real-world scenarios in order to entice people towards particular goals. This subject (new field?) has been getting a lot of attention lately. It has not hit popular press quite yet, but seems to be gathering steam fast. Companies such as Foursquare use the concepts . . . → Read More: Gamification: new term, old idea, still useful
I was asked to guest blog for TAUS about my research/work project UNCORPORA. The article has now gone live. It might be interesting for people interested in UN languages, natural language processing or (by following links) XML geeks.
. . . → Read More: My guest post about uncorpora project at TAUS blog