Solution for improving Google’s search result relevancy!

Many of you will agree that Google’s search result relevancy is going down the drain. All search engines are now being clogged with unbelievable amount of search engine spamming, and this trend is booming like never before. Here is why I think this is happening and how search engines such as Google can solve the problem once for all. [Read more…]

List of All Canadian Cities

Recently while working on one of the projects, I needed to parse through a lot of Canadian Ip Adresses and resolve them into a City / Province combination. There are API’s which let you do so, but those which are open source or free are not very accurate. In many cases the only result for an ip address is: “Unknown City”. In my project, there was way to many of these “Unknown City” results to ignore, so I’ve tried to get the Internet host name corresponding to a given IP address, to see if the name is hidden somewhere in the host string. I was right, in almost 35% of all cases, the name of the city is a part of the host string. All I needed now was a list of all Canadian Cities and that was a pain to obtain. It took me a while to get the list, and compile it into comma-delimited form… [Read more…]