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Querying for slashes in Elasticsearch 0.90

If you upgrade Elasticsearch from 0.20 to 0.90, any queries you previously made using a front slash will fail with an error similar to: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 “error” : “SearchPhaseExecutionException[Failed to execute phase [query], total failure; shardFailures {[tJ5MGSY_RnOHfeAN2O8gnQ][twitter][2]: SearchParseException[[twitter][2]: from[-1],size[-1]: Parse Failure [Failed to parse source [{\n… Continue reading Querying for slashes in Elasticsearch 0.90

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Wherein I describe “fractally wrong” using Christy Clark as an example

I like to use the phrase “fractally wrong”. Loosely, it means “wrong no matter how deep you look” or “wrong no matter how many ways you look”. It’s best served up with an example. British Columbia Christy Clark was recently featured in a Vancouver Sun article. Let me pull some quotes from that story to… Continue reading Wherein I describe “fractally wrong” using Christy Clark as an example

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Old Spice deodorant or Canadian indie band?

Have you seen Old Spice products lately? They’re going completely off the deep end with names that don’t seem to have any grounding in reality. In fact, they’re so crazy they’re nearly indistinguishable from indie band names, which naturally means it’s time for a new game of “Old Spice deodorant or Canadian indie band”! Ladyhawk… Continue reading Old Spice deodorant or Canadian indie band?