Monday, December 15, 2008

Hypy 0.8.1 - Get your search on here.

Hypy is a fulltext search interface for Python applications. Use it to index and search your documents from Python code. Hypy is based on the estraiernative bindings by Yusuke Yoshida.
  • Fast, scalable
  • Perfect recall ratio by N-gram method
  • High precision by hybrid mechanism of N-gram and morphological analyzer
  • Phrase search, regular expressions, attribute search (including numeric and date comparisons), and similarity search
  • Simple and powerful API
Homepage, downloads, everything, etc.:

This is of course on pypi and can be installed with easy_install or pip. You will need Hyper Estraier installed to use it.

Release Version 0.8.1 (2008.12.15)

* Initial Public Opensourcing.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Sometimes good User Experience means ignoring sanity

Found on Launchpad's "register a project" page, this was one of four FAQ-ish bullet points:
  • Requesting Ubuntu CDs is done at
    (this may sound weird to you, but a lot of people register projects asking for CDs!)
I think this is a practical solution to a real, if insane, problem.  Nice touch on the button, too.