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October 23, 2008

What's up Rich

If blogging is dead it must be time to start Skrentablog up again. Apologies for letting the blog go dormant the last little while, I've had my head down in technology. Quick update: 200 servers, 11 employees, lots of code. Crawl, index, test, repeat.

We hired a naming firm to come up with a better name than 'blekko', they did a great job. Down to two candidates. Testing them.

We built a wicked cluster platform to run our stuff. It's kind of like bigtable from the top-down api view but is an integrated design, vs. the layered impedance mismatches with stuff like gfs/chubby. No masters, all swarm algos. We crawl/index/serve into structured storage. It's very fast, has integrated mapjobs, and is really easy to program on top of. I'll post more details about it in the future.

More posts to come, I promise.

October 29, 2008

Retro Conservation Advertising

The modern green/eco movement is bringing back the idea of eating local, having a garden, saving energy, etc. and pointing out the links between items (like bottled water and oil).

But we've been here before. Check out these WWI gov't posters.


"Don't waste paper - a pound of paper wasted is a pound of fuel wasted"


"Keep the home garden going"

Check out all the detailed instructions in that one. Public education indeed.

More posters...

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