Goose Wins 2nd Place in Text Extraction

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Jun 112011
 
Goose Wins 2nd Place in Text Extraction

In a recent comparison of different text extraction algorithms, Gravity’s open source project: Goose tied for second place and was even written up over at Read Write Web! I find this very exciting because our project is still quite young and actively in development whereas the algorithms in close standing are mostly well established and […]

Oh how I love making jewelry!

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Jun 102011
 
Oh how I love making jewelry!

I love combining wires and beads so much that I can sit at my workspace for hours doing  just that, combining wires and beads. Here is the latest of what I have been creating…  

 Posted by at 6:03 am

Sneaky Little Thing Two

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Jun 082011
 
Sneaky Little Thing Two

So last night while I was traveling home via public transit, I was also trying to keep in contact with my wife via instant messaging. This is a common practice for my wife and I so that I can enjoy my trip more and she can know that I am safe and getting closer to […]

My Klout drops when I work hard

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Jun 012011
 
My Klout drops when I work hard

I tend to focus less on my social networks when I have my head down coding. This time however, its effect on my klout score is pretty dramatic. LOL I guess this is just a consequence of the typical life:work balance, but I wonder how other tech professionals maintain such a high score while also […]

Time To Relax

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May 302011
 
Time To Relax

Things have been so exciting working @gravity this year and I am amazed at how much we have accomplished in the last few months. All of this excitement and hard work has worn my not-twenty-something body out just a tad and my family has become quite used to my MacBook on my lap during weekend […]

Google Music Beta

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May 272011
 
Google Music Beta

I just gained access to Google’s Music Beta and for the first time, I think my personal music library may be smaller than the amout of cloud storage available for free! It is truly amazing just how far we have come from the the early days of cramming mp3′s into a JPEG image to store […]

Migrating Community Server to WordPress

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May 262011
 
Migrating Community Server to WordPress

This was not an easy task! For one thing, my Community Server (CS) site was not functional, so using RSS / MetaWeblog endpoints were not available options for me. Secondly, I no longer have a Windows development machine. Since CS is built on all Microsoft technologies, I needed to fire up a virtual instance of […]

The Most Exciting Email In My Nerd History

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May 192011
 
The Most Exciting Email In My Nerd History

  This is the first time that the creator of my programming language of choice sends me an email. Scala 2.9 was just released this week and the development team at Gravity are working to migrate our code base onto it. Just after our first attempt to run our unit tests, we hit a bug […]

Top Google Result in One Day!

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May 182011
 
Top Google Result in One Day!

    Amazingly, just after one day of me installing/configuring this new WordPress blog, a search on Google for my name: Robbie Coleman returns this site as the very first result!