The MetaSieve Blog

December 23, 2008

Merry X-mas everyone!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Björn Wilmsmann @ 1:04 am

Merry X-mas and a happy holiday season to everyone!

Here’s something to get you in the right mood for christmas:

The Richter Scales, the brilliant band behind the ‘Here comes another bubble‘ tune

are at it again. As befits the holiday season they recorded their very own special version of the old time christmas classic ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘:

December 19, 2008

Google: The Bling Bling Search Engine

Filed under: Uncategorized — Björn Wilmsmann @ 3:25 am

Google has just added more bells and whistles to their notorious SearchWiki feature. Now SearchWiki sports a ‘Star Wars’-like sound effect when deleting an item from a search result list.

Google apparently is on the right track. Instead of improving boring stuff like the actual search algorithm and the resulting rankings they turn to more important things: 1.) Improving search results by having human evaluators do the work their once renowned PageRank algorithm doesn’t seem to capable of anymore. 2.) Adding nifty Web 2.0-ish effects so the users are so enamoured with the UI they don’t take care of the actual search results anymore.

December 16, 2008

ShoppingCart Plugin 0.2 for Grails has been released

Filed under: Uncategorized — Björn Wilmsmann @ 1:45 pm

We’ve just released version 0.2 of the shopping cart plugin for the Grails web application framework. There are three major changes in this version. Please have a look at the documentation for further information as to how to install and use the plugin.

December 10, 2008

MetaSieve presents: The Grails ShoppingCart Plugin

Filed under: Uncategorized — Björn Wilmsmann @ 6:10 pm

We have just released the first version of a shopping cart plugin for the Grails web application framework. Please have a look at the documentation for further information as to how to install and use the plugin.

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