Just some materials to help in my attempt to learn Swift.
I want to try one of these so bad!
I am so ready for this! Right now my rig for watching video via Hulu works, but is clunky. Read about it on TechCrunch
Well, its not really a search engine, it is a “computational knowledge engine,” but I will just say search engine since you are searching the knowledge base for things. WolfRam|Alpha officially launched yesterday and it is really quite amazing. Type in a word or query and WolfRam|Alpha spits out what it knows about it. My first name for instance came back with information on rank, fraction of people with that name, years it was popular, the age of others with that name, etc.
But, the real power comes when you begin combining queries to do things like math equations, stock comparisons, or sports comparisons. I think the real value of something like this would be if they offer an API for programmers to call for real time information. Oh, wait, I just looked and they are doing that too!
I am going to start my site over pretty much from scratch. I still have all of the old content available and it can be found here: http://jefferyrainey.com/blog.