Archive for February 2007

Crawling Takes Time

February 15, 2007

The end of January and the start of Febuary has been an exciting and trying time. We have had hundreds of users register and have crawled hundreds of thousands of sites. There have been some issues though. Making matches based on other metrics besides just text is fairly easy. We have encounted some issues and error trapping that we didn’t forsee. If I could have I should have been playing the lottery and not spending countless hours building a company and Sentinel.

So, whats that mean for the current users? It means that we have a few things to iron out. We are working on them sa fast as possible. It will insure that we dont have these issues going forward in the future and have a solid solution.

I can understand how Henry Ford felt when that first model A rolled off the line. Excited, then the engine stopped running. It happens, we find the problem, address it, fix it and move on.

I’ll keep you posted…

Tony Moura

New Developer Added

February 3, 2007

I would like to announce that Iwerx the parent company of Blogwerx has brought on Courtney as a developer to the team. Courtney brings years of development background to the table with such clients as The Department of Defense, Depeartment of Justice and a handfull of fortune 500 companies.

Courtney’s skill set includes PHP, .Net, Java, Ruby on Rails and other backend languages.  We’re excited to bring Coutney on on welcome him to the team. We have taken this step in being proactive in addressing some of the issues and needs that have already been brouht up by the blogging community.

Welcome to the team Courtney!

Blogwerx Deploys Bug Tracker

February 3, 2007

We have deployed a bug tracker in order to meet the needs of the blogging community. We want to work with you in bring Sentinel to a solution that will be utilized and accepted. I’ll be the first to admit that stumbles have been made right out of the gate. I won’t run from them or the community but address the issues as best as possible.

Please use the bug tracker located at: http://blogwerx.com/track

DEMO 07′

February 2, 2007

Whew! Just getting home and going through Technorati to see the buzz if there is one about Sentinel… It’s interesting about some of the things being said and thats great, both the good and the “wait to see” comments.

Within the blogosphere being honest is the best policy. Was Sentinel where we fully wanted it to be for bloggers to sign up? Hard question, the reason being is the core of Sentinel, the algorithm that runs is there, the ability to make the matches exact or any form of partial is there etc. Some of the bells and whistles we just didnt have time to complete before DEMO.

Being a small start-up of 3 guys that are self funded you have to figure out real fast what you need to get done versus would you would like to get done. It was also my fault, Tony Moura that I didnt mention that by registering for Sentinel, you were registering for the free version that has a 2 week turn around time to generate its report and send you an email requesting you to login to see whats been found.

We dont claim to have all the answers, we triy our best in bringing new technology to the Blogosphere where there currently isnt one. Sentinel will grow as the community that uses it grows. We count on users to let us know what we can do to Sentinel to build a more usable product.

So, before any results are compiled and emails are sent out in 2 weeks. The bells and whistles will be there.