31 July 2015

Screen scraper changes between GSA 7.0 and 7.2+


A few years back, the Google team at Fig Leaf Software built a custom application in .NET to manage Google Search Appliance functionality using a rules engine of sorts, rather than requiring manual interaction with the GSA. I didn't build it; we have a very skilled .NET development team that did almost all of the heavy lifting, and all I had to do was build a very simple prototype.

30 July 2015

Upgrading Surface Pro 3 from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 - First impressions

I've been using a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as my primary work computer for about eight months, after upgrading from a Surface Pro 2 which I could never quite get used to for doing all of my work. The Surface Pro 2 was very portable, but a bit unwieldy and clunky for using at a desk. I held off on getting the Surface Pro 3 because I didn't think it would be so much better than the 2. In retrospect, I wish I'd gotten it the day it came out.