Open Source

Work

  • Elasticsearch 5 is now dead and gone, at long last. I wrote up an ADR on the upgrade.

  • We’ve started looking into different ways of incorporating popularity into our search ranking. At the moment it has a large impact, so some really popular pages show up at the top for a lot of queries, even if the page is only tangentially related to the user’s keywords.

Miscellaneous

  • I read The Great Hunt (by Robert Jordan), the second book in the Wheel of Time series.

  • I went to talk to mortgage advisors at Nationwide and HSBC about buying the flat I’m currently renting, but they both wanted a deposit of at least 40k, which I can’t do. So I guess I will need to move and rent somewhere different.