From Vivisimo comes, Clutsy the search engine which has elicited guffaws over it’s name, coined to evoke a clustered set of search results but instead brings to mind a buck-toothed, all-thumbed version of the more refined Mr. Jeeves. The jury is still out for me on this as I’m so well-trained that I usually am able to throw enough contextual keywords into a query to get to what I’m looking for but Clutsy’s Clustering Engine (sound’s like a book I might read to my 5 year old) does shine when put to the “polish” test. Are you talking about the people, the sausage, the language, or something shiny? Clutsy will parse it out for you and give you several paths to try.
The other great thing that happened this weekend is that we hooked up with some old friends from our Tokyo days for brunch at the Carnelian Room on top of the Bank of America building in downtown San Francisco. It was great to catch up with everyone but it’s hard to believe that we’ve all got kids. I had to do a double count before reserving a table for eleven!
The kids were much happier to when we finished and were away from the poached eggs & truffles and able to scream with great abandon in the parking garage.