| Websites, like cars, computers and humans require a lot of maintenance. At the time of starting we don't realize it, but the effort involved is substantial -- whether applying security patches, moderating comments, or improving the search engine positioning.|
Anyway, a number of friends (and my mother) have been complaining that Kamat's Potpourri has been falling apart due to lack of maintenance.
So I spent the better part of weekend looking over the stuff. Boy, Kamat's Potpourri is a HUMONGOUS website (Google is showing some 30,000 pages but I think they are missing about half of them) that really requires a team of people and unfortunately I do not have the expertise, time or the enthusiasm to keep it up to date.
I made numerous small changes to get better search engine exposure to some deeply hidden treasures on the website, like our Research Paper Abstracts or our List of Indian Blogs.
I retired my homegrown ad-server and switched to OpenX hosted solution. I am trying out a Site Search powered by Guruji. To honor the spirit of its creator (my father, who liked to build everything by himself) and to keep it distinctly simple and low-tech we built all our software and tools. I feel that one of the reasons why this website has survived is because we didn't use any 3rd party tools.
I fixed a bug in AddContent that had prevented updates to Malli's Potpourri since the XSS attack a few months ago.
See Also: Amateur Webmaster
Kamat Scholar Search
The name is a pun on Google Scholar, but it can be a useful tool in information filtering research.
Elections in India
Here's a microsite I built from our collections on the Pictures of Elections in India. It features mostly old pictures.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Thursday, April 16, 2009|
Last Modified: 4/19/2009 11:33:36 PM