list.blogug.ch updates

Posted by Patrice Neff Thu, 07 Sep 2006

This morning in the train I finally came around to fix a few issues with list.blogug.ch that had prevented a release for a while. The big change: search is now fast!

the search uses a Ferret index with the acts_as_ferret module. Ferret is basically the Ruby version of Lucene.

And the URLs are normalized when a new entry is added. This should leave us with far fewer duplicates than we now have. I find most of the duplicates when checking the new submissions but it still was an annoyance.

Yay! Got a new blog.

Posted by Patrice Neff Sat, 02 Sep 2006

One reason for not posting for a while was that I’ve wanted to move my blog for a while. Thanks to the cooperation of KAYWA I got a database dump of my existing blog.

That I now ported to Typo. I’ve still got some issues. Most old URLs will redirect to the new ones. I didn’t port some of the uglier URLs, though. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The feeds will all work again and redirect to the right one.

And finally I’ve got tags on my blog. :-) Feels so much better. Welcome again blogosphere. You’ve got me back.