Tried to find a nice GUI way to merge folders on my Mac. After searching, I discovered that I wasn’t missing something – the Finder doesn’t support merging folder contents. I didn’t want to buy one of the many available Finder extensions (since I’m naturally cheap). And I didn’t want to go through setting up Unison (which I have used for more heavy-lifting, including remote backups/copies — it does work well) for a potentially one-off solution. So I found a few command-line options described (with examples) at 456bereastreet.com.
Archive for the ‘Tools’ category
One of my favorite note-taking and general information management apps, , is closing, according to an announcement on its website. I’ve found Catch to be incredibly simple but both powerful and useful, a rare combination.
Catch, you will be missed.
TechCrunch has an article available about Catch closing, but (as of 7/31 at 6:30pm ET) no more details.
Facebook Graph Search has given the Graph Database community a simpler way to explain what it is we do and why it matters. I wanted to drive the point home by building a proof of concept of how you could do this with Neo4j. However, I don’t have six months or much experience with NLP (natural language processing). What I do have is Cypher. Cypher is Neo4j’s graph language and it makes it easy to express what we are looking for in the graph. I needed a way to take “natural language” and create Cypher from it. This was going to be a problem.
The article is an interesting introduction to treetop (a “language for describing languages” used in Semr, a “framework to [support] natural language processing”) and how Mr. De Marzi uses it to create a simple Facebook Graph-like search using Neo4j. Very slick.