Mike Leggett has been sharing his musings on Geograph and it’s interesting to read an outside analysis of the phenomenon. I only came across it today even though Technorati keeps a watchful eye on Geograph related blog posts for me. Seems it’s been mentioned in the forums and the observer has become the observed!
P.S. For the record Mike, the “LordElph” moniker is explained in my about page
A new article at phpriot walks through using the Zend_Search_Lucene which is part of the new Zend Framework. I’ve been playing with Xapian recently and liking it a lot, but Lucene is next on my list. There’s a scholarly comparison sheet (PDF) which compares several open source IR engines, which suggests the information retrieval performance is between Xapian and Lucene is broadly similar. However, it will be interesting to benchmark the two to see what differences in speed there may be.
Since the last release of pastebin a few days ago I’ve fixed a few bugs, added clipboard support for IE, and upgraded to the latest version of GeShi. To everyone who’s been asking for Ruby formatting, it’s finally here!
Expect more tweaks over the next few weeks…
Download GPL’d source code, or just play with it at pastebin.com