Wednesday, March 15, 2006

1st Birthday Blog

The blog is one year old today!

And what a year it's been ... we started the blog because we wanted to share a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a new search engine: the trials and tribulations.

The past year has seen lots of perspiration and some inspiration. If you've been following along you'll know that the march to our BETA release was long and arduous. The battle with the bugs raged all year:
We had some 'environmental' problems too: But it has also been a lot of fun! During the year the team has more than doubled in size:
For the first time there were more than two people at the office Christmas party!

All along Meg and I have pursued the dream of making a useful search engine that fulfills the trailblazing aspects of Vannevar Bush's 1945 vision.

It was really emotional when we finally hit the "Go Live" button: Trexy is off and Trailblazing.

But we didn't send Trexy out into the world without protection. We had already prepared the company and our research and development efforts were recently rewarded with some patently good news. It wasn't long before Google paid us the first of many visits.

The competition is fierce but The Goat is now well on its way! Looking forward to more trails and tribulations next year ...

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