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So’s your facet: Faceted global search for Mozilla Thunderbird

Following in the footsteps of the MIT SIMILE project’s Exhibit tool (originally authored by David Huynh) and Thunderbird Seek extension (again by David Huynh), we are hoping to land faceted global search for Thunderbird 3.0 (a la gloda) in beta 4. I think it’s important to point out how ridiculously awesome the Seek extension is.  […]

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thunderbird, gloda, exptoolbar, protovis, paninaro, oh oh oh

Thunderbird.  With the global database, gloda.  Using the exptoolbar extension.  Using the protovis javascript visualization library.  For reals!  Not a prank!  Just grab the most recent XPI or grab the repo.  And be using a nightly (beta 2 might work?) What you are looking at: The exptoolbar search results page, augmented with a visualization. Each […]

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support your neighborhood Thunderbird global database

Do you know JavaScript?  Would you like to help improve Thunderbird and its exciting global database, gloda?  Now is your chance!  Check out these exciting bugs that are reasonably sized and independent tasks: Index non-offline messages.  Currently, gloda only indexes messages that are available offline. Show indexing status in the activity manager.  Is gloda indexing […]

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Thunderbird and gloda go to meme-town

Sure, a word cloud of your blog posts is cool… but what if you could take any search of your e-mail, and turn that into a word cloud?  And then, if you click on one of those words, your search constraints would be revised to use the word you clicked on (and you’d get a […]

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I’ll be wanting that latte machine now…

in context credits where credits due: thread arcs a la the nice people at the IBM CUE group the search view prototype is implemented by David Ascher.  the positioning of the visualization is on me as a quick hack, though. the search view prototype is designed by Bryan Clark, and he has even better stuff […]

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Thunderbird full-text search prototype a la SQLite FTS3

Full-text search using FTS3. Full-text search with a contact constraint. The global database sqlite file resulting from indexing all of mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird is about 13M for something like 4500 messages.  We’re providing FTS3 with the bodies (but not attachments!) of all the newsgroup messages and the subjects of the messages which initiate new threads.  For real […]

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Thunderbird contact auto-completion… with bubbles!

Type type type type.  Autocomplete contact… Completed contact becomes a bubble!  Bubble becomes a constraint, showing us only the messages involving the given contact.  (The idea is that you could then click on/select/whatever the bubble and change the constraint to be only to/from/cc/whatever if you are so inclined.) Type type type, autocomplete, new constraint!  Now […]

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thunderbird global database m1-ish

The ‘gloda’ (global database) and ‘expmess’ (experimental message view) Thunderbird extensions are nearly to milestone 1… The screenshot scenario is that we have 2 months of apache-dev archives in two separate folders, July and August.  We have a message selected in the month of July, yet the ‘data mine’ to the right is able to […]

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status/future fyi. no pictures.

I have accepted a position at Mozilla Messaging and will start at the end of March. Posting has been rare as of late and will be rare until then because my spare cycles are being given over to providing closure to my day-job projects, dealing with various hardware failures, and other small fires. Hobby-wise, this […]

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Thunderbird stacked linechart visualization

The last post‘s visualization is put to work here visualizing the traffic on the j-devel mailing list (for the j text editor, but also beloved for armed bear common lisp) from March 2005 through now, June 13 2007, clustering on 7-day intervals. Each series is a specific author. ‘Sustain’, or the number of pixels of […]

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