2013 was a good year for Sizeadvisors: The number of measurements increased by about 44 percent, the number of ratings increased by about 57 percent, and the software was running nearly without interruption after a database upgrade. On the first Christmas day, we reached 2200 ratings – thanks to all contributors for the nice present! – and we've already passed 2500 ratings. Over the year, I was busy trying to find ways to make Sizeadvisors better: Talking to members of the site and custom shoemakers, finding and testing other algorithms, fixing smaller problems, and so on. Meanwhile, I kept thinking whether there's a way to integrate all that feedback? It took me a while, but I think I've found it.Continue reading
According to a well-known anecdote, Thomas Edison was once asked by a French reporter how it feels to fail 999 times. Edison apparently replied: “Young man, I have not failed 999 times. I have simply found 999 ways how not to create a light bulb.” Well, I haven't found our light bulb, yet. But I believe I'm an important step closer.Continue reading
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