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Sorry, no updates for a while! Been busy… Anyhow, my wife and I are having a baby. First question: what gender is it? Boy. Second question: do you have a name yet? Nope.
To either help or hinder this problem, I am going to be working on a name picker. I know, there are TONS of apps, databases, etc. But, what most do is look for a name based on a starting letter (‘male name starting with W’), or based on the keyword of the meaning (‘female name meaning Hope’). What if you have a name, and want a name to go with it? And what does that even mean? For me, it means the ending syllable doesn’t match in the names. “Jordan [ Boran | Darren | Norin ]” don’t quite work, you know?
So I am starting with a list of 59,266 names, a syllable counter (which I think can be modified) from this clever fellow, and my crazy idea.
How is it going to work? Well, I think first I am going to modify the syllable counter to give me back the syllables it’s calculated for each of the names. Probably going to save those back to the data source (because calculating that each time would be nuts!). Then, I’ll take user input on any existing names…maybe some kind of thing where you can add more blank fields (some kids have like 10 names), and then the application will figure out which ending syllables it can’t use, then select names that are OK. I guess I can have a toggle for selecting ‘like’ endings (maybe your kid needs to be Jordan Norin!).
Should be cool.
Well, Zillow still hasn’t gotten back to me with a way to show the region’s listings, so Relocator will just have to exist as a “Job Near Friends Finder” (or just as “Jobs on a Map”). Still using the LinkedIn, Indeed and Facebook API’s. If you use it and have some feedback, drop a comment below.
OK, so now I’ve got jobs being listed… and mapped. And a bonus from LinkedIn, an easy-to-install, no login required widget. The user will have to be logged in on LinkedIn to use it, but it will show any connections to companies that come up in the job search. Now if only Zillow would let me show more than one address’ listing at a time…
Next up: adding in the address “not really a search” box.