Monthly Archives: May 2010

May 27, 2010
May 25, 2010


MongoDB bridges the gap between key-value stores (which are fast and highly scalable) and traditional RDBM systems (which provide rich queries and deep functionality).

The site has an interactive tutorial that is fantastic.

May 24, 2010

The Twitter Platform

It is critical that the core experience of real-time introductions and information is protected for the user and with an eye toward long-term success for all advertisers, users and the Twitter ecosystem. For this reason, aside from Promoted Tweets, we will not allow any third party to inject paid tweets into a timeline on any service that leverages the Twitter API.

A major blow for quite a few developers, I would imagine.

May 20, 2010

Shortcode 0.5

Adds two new shortcodes (both averages):

  • charsperpostavg – the average number of characters per post
  • postsperdayavg – the average number of published posts per day

As always, refer to for the full list of available codes.

May 19, 2010

The SASI algorithm

From the original paper (PDF):

We experimented on a data set of about 66000 Amazon reviews for various books and products. Using a gold standard in which each sentence was tagged by 3 annotators, we obtained precision of 77% and recall of 83.1% for identifying sarcastic sentences.