Idea: Your life, searchable through Norch – NOde seaRCH

How to make your online life searchable through Norch, NOde seaRCH, IFTTT and Google Drive Spreadsheet. Your own lifeindex - available through search.

5 reasons Lebron is the future, or why the Norch Search Engine will rock

The Lebron stack Last week, I saw the future. Wohaa, that's always a great feeling. I've seen it in earlier weeks also, but now it was even brighter than before. For me, it's still called the Lebron Stack as Max Ogden explains it and consists of LevelDB, Browserify and npm. All this is mostly happening … Continue reading 5 reasons Lebron is the future, or why the Norch Search Engine will rock

Crawl interfaces for Norch running inside your browser

Posted earlier on Search Nuggets. Got an idea a while back on how we could use the JavaScript/Nodejs Search Engine Norch so that the users would have their own search server inside the browser. The main takeaway from this would be that you don't need to install anything to test the search engine. Since last … Continue reading Crawl interfaces for Norch running inside your browser

Idea: Search server running inside your browser

Got an idea to use the browser as a virtual machine for Norch. Norch is Fergus McDowall's pet project: A search server written in JavaScript and based on Node.js and LevelDB. Since it's JavaScript, and HTML5 local storage has the same key/value storage as levelDB (HTML5 local storage for Chrome actually is levelDB) it has the … Continue reading Idea: Search server running inside your browser

Recipe search app: Getting the documents

Instead of Scrapy as the crawler, I've changed to forage-fetch from the Forage Search Engine. It's a search engine written in Javascript on top of Node.js, and a bit unfinished. The main reason I've chosen it is that it's really simple to use compared to Scrapy. Also, it separates the fetching of documents and processing … Continue reading Recipe search app: Getting the documents

Recipe search app: What kind of technology do I need?

I work as an Interaction Designer, and every now and then I get a kick out of creating demos and proof of concepts. Part of the concept this time is to create a recipe search without a search box. For this I need to get some content, put it in a search index, and get the … Continue reading Recipe search app: What kind of technology do I need?