Lean Agile @ True/Slant

T/S had a core team of three, a concept, and initial funding when I joined. I brought detailed plans for the tech stack and approach to launch, learn and iterate rapidly. We released a live service from the concept deck in the first month. By month 3, we had anchor editorial talent and a dozen…

Image and Video Handling

Industry-specific file types and leveraging previous work and workflows from yourself and others to avoid creating new one-offs Today's Small, Good Thing involved a CD with MRI images from a radiologist's office. It's labeled "For Physicians Only," and while I'm not a doctor, I've played one on IRC. The files didn't open with the default…

elasticsearch and fscrawler

Great-to-Haves -- Handled elasticsearch with fscrawler handled these well for my needs. Low-touch / unattended ingestionSensible, configurable defaultsHelpful, accurate dry runsNon-catastrophic re-runs (i.e. smart enough to minimize overwriting or duplicating existing entries)Clever de-dupingCustomizable / scriptable input and output handlingFile meta data captureFull-Text indexing of file content https://meanbusiness.com/2020/10/09/dam-thatd-be-great/ "Clever de-duping" is TBD, and starting with rsync…