Winning an Oscar


Within the span of 2 days, I get linked to by first Don Box and now, Rico Mariani. This has meant that my readership has increased by over 500% in the last 48 hours. To all the folks who are visiting my blog for the first time, hope you stick around and don’t mind the general lunacy prevalent around here 🙂


I now know how winning an Oscar must feel like. Of course,instead of a statuette, I get Google/MSN juice 🙂


P.S Rico linking to my old post on writing a search engine reminds me to start blogging on some of my search-related code that I’ve written over the last year or so. I should dust off my old code sometime and take another stab at writing a crawler that doesn’t suck. 🙂


P.P.S One link from Old New Thing and I can retire to blog heaven 🙂


Comments (2)

  1. Sandeep Sharma says:

    Good job Sriram. Keep it going.

  2. shaunbed says:

    Don Box is one of my favorite columnists so I can imagine what an honor it must seem to you to have a link. You make me quite envious. I hope to earn such note oneday.

    You’re blog seems to cover some very nice areas. I am not much into device programming but I am definitely interested in virtual machine programming so I will probably check on your column from time to time. I am also interested in search technology.

    Virtual machines interest me from the standpoint of security (sandboxing) and support for legacy applications. The ability to emulate more specific hardware configurations for testing might also be a big plus. I also am interested in the ability it provides to isolate viruses and the ability to quickly reset a virtual machine to a desired configuration without the need to entirely reinstall the O.S.

    Search is a topic for everyone. Bill Gates recently had his speach about Microsoft Search (on the MSN toolbar) and metadata has been on the news. Features like multiple streams per file provide some means of attaching metadata now but are perhaps not the best. I also hope in the future filesystem support will make for faster indexing using contents and metadata to create useful searches.

    Jobsblog recently had a response where someone suggested the idea of downloading job search results to xml for more intensive analysis. I am not sure I see this as the best solution but the ability to use current search technology and then further prune it with client side software is definitely one to consider as a search program has more time on the client side.