Entries tagged with "work"


Many years ago, I had to make a website. Slightly different to the normal websites we were churning out. It would be used in 5,000 locations, across 160 countries, by about 30 million people (at the time) a month. It showed weather, local news, and more content specific to each location. At the time Amazon EC2 was two years old, scaling was a still unsolved problem, and we had to make this thing bulletproof.

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Semantic Search

At work, we recently released a big new feature I’ve spent the past few weeks and months working on; semantic search. Given all of your uploaded documents, allow natural language questions against them. Here’s some post-release thoughts.

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Three Heads

Short post. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours churning through a problem with Josh and Leon at 383. We didn’t find a solution, but it was afterwards I realised how awesome it is I can work in a company where I’m surrounded by such smart people (and not just them) and get to work on problems that are eff-ing difficult. W00t.