Archive for January 23rd, 2007
Via Paidcontent: Mahesh Murthy backed fund, called Seedfund, has now been seeded, apparently by Google and is open now for business. If you have a business plan, please rush it to them, though from my experience most Indian start ups lack severely when it comes to having even a telescopic view of making a profit from what they do. Interestingly, the rather bland single-page website seems to have been composed in Word 2003, with the author specified in the source as Mahesh himself. The document has undergone two changes and the final update was made by a Sanjeev. I guess it would not be the best of ideas to create webpages in Microsoft Word for most tasks, unless you want to expose all such data to the public.
The time has finally come for me to get my hands dirty with a piece of technology — Java — that I have stayed away from. The week has started bright and early with the lovely NullPointerExceptions, servlet errors and other bits of incomprehensible language that I am getting my head around. No wonder the Java web application deployments have the .war extension, it is almost a war getting them to work at times. That said, Nutch and Lucene is one impressive bit of technology, so is the fact that Zend Search is binary compatible with Lucene indexes. It is not wonderful to have the best of two different worlds on the same platter?