Hakia: semantic search engine

31 08 2008

Recently came accros a “new” search engine on the web called HAKIA. Presently in Beta version (so has been Google since it came out…) it proposes search based on relevancy and not in popularity. Theoretically it will provide most accurate results. I tried a couple of searches and got interesting results for the string “geotag garmin eTrex” and a 0 resultset when searched for a more specific string “hp c01120002” (fyi is an error code for an HP laptop). Right now, I can’t tell you if it is good. I can tell you though, that usually competition pushes the market and the goodies output, so I’ll stay tunned and keep Hakiaing for a while… lets see how far it’ll go 😉

New paper on Moss and Accessibility

14 08 2008

A couple of weeks ago, a paper came out with guidance on how to develop accessible sites on MOSS/WSS. This is a good guide on a hot topic. If you ever tried developing accessible sites in Sharepoint, you know what I’m talking about, expecially if you go “AA” and above.

So you can find the paper on technet.


This downloadable white paper provides information and best practices for organizations delivering accessible Web solutions built on the MOSS Platform. The white paper was written as a collaboration with Microsoft and RNIB.  …”

If you haven’t done so, check AKS (Accessibility Kit for Sharepoint) from hisoftware. Its a very useful set of tools that will help you create accessible sites.