Archive for the ‘Developement’ category

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


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:

Hunting Sploggers We Will Go, Hunting Sploggers We Will Go…

October 23, 2006

We have decided to make life easier. Thanks to Peter Cashmore for the feedback in a very insightfull conversation. Sentinel will, for the pay per month subscriptions have pre-generated DMCA and other notices that can be sent to a sploggers ISP along with a report. This will speed up the process for the user to combat the situation.

Due to liability reasons Sentinel will not automaticly send these out on the first hit. It will still require a “3 strikes your out rule”

All of the pre-canned notices and anything else we come up with that will assist will be drafted by attornies and meet to the ISP and DMCA standards. 

Back On Track

August 5, 2006

Well, after a time of no development I happen to find a programmer from all places Craigs List. he has brought in new life to Sentinel and is eager to continue the development that has already started.

Sometimes I think I should have stayed in Silicon Valley, how much easier would it be to get Blogwerx and Sentinel off the ground.