On April 10th, 2006 I’ll be starting a new job at Jive Software in Portland, Oregon. According to Google Earth, Portland is about 2500 miles away from Mattapoisett as the crow flies so I hope you’ll understand if I don’t post here for the next couple weeks.
It’s been awhile since I mentioned anything about Lucene, my favorite Java based open source indexing and search library (which I built the karakoram spider / search application around). Doug Cutting, who created Lucene and who has spent the last couple years working on Nutch, was recently hired by Yahoo!. I just have a couple questions:
a) why would Yahoo want to hire a guy writing a Java based web crawler and indexer?