Four short links: 4 April 2018
Forum Software, Data Analytics, Datalog Query, and Online != High-Tech
- Spectrum — open source forum software. (via announcement)
- MacroBase — a data analytics tool that prioritizes attention in large data sets using machine learning […] specialized for one task: finding and explaining unusual or interesting trends in data.
- datahike — a durable database with an efficient datalog query engine.
- Why So Many Online Mattress Brands — trigger for a rant: software is eating everything, but that doesn’t make everything an innovative company. If you’re applying the online sales playbook to product X (kombucha, mattresses, yoga mats) it doesn’t make you a Level 9 game-changing disruptive TechCo, it makes you a retail business keeping up with the times. I’m curious where the next interesting bits of tech are—@gnat me with your ideas.