local search engine

Studies suggest that  upto 30% of a person’s time is spent each day in searching the documents, files, and information. This lost time results in lost productivity regardless of the industry involved.

(Who Moved My Cheese)

We humans have a very good/bad habit of forgetting. sometimes it does good and sometimes disasters. Whenever there is a confusion/doubt we:

  1. approach Google.
  2. try various combinations of queries.
  3. filter the results till we find the relevant answer/solution.
  4. we accomplish the task
  5. switch to new task
  6. go to step-1

After some days again there arises the same confusion/doubt which you previously Googled and you are sure that upon searching in Google you can find it. So the process starts from step-1. And again after some months if you get the same doubt/confusion process starts from step-1. This goes on and on. Meanwhile Google indexes more websites so you have to filter more number of pages for the same query and for the same answer/solution.

Instead, when you searched for the first time if you had stored it in your local repository with search capability would have reduced your searching time and increases productivity.

In simple you can use any text editor for this purpose or if you want it to be on web you can also do it. The one I am using is hosted on Google cloud.

Here is the link: http://notes2027.appspot.com. password  is test. This is very basic and browsers search feature can be used to search through the previous notes.

My notes page is under different link, but the functionality is same and password is different 😛

If you want to deploy similar to this, you can code it yourself or if you don’t want to re-invent the wheel, I am happy to share the code.

I used: Google app engine python SDK.

Thanks for reading

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** Source code and Instructions available in the below post.



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