I really love Search YC, but it's so slow. I wonder if we could do some kind of kickstarter campaign to get them better infrastructure (assuming better infrastructure would fix it without significant code optimizations). Or maybe someone could donate servers? Maybe lsc, since he runs a hosting company, though his margins are probably fairly low even without giving away hosting.
And even if it needs optimizations, if they OSSed it, I bet HN users could make that happen too.
It would also be nice if it degraded gracefully for non-js browsers. Like Google search does.
Good job, Tam.
The thing I'm most impressed with is the awesome domain name.
The indexer doesn't do a very good job, e.g. I searched for "mono" and only 4 results have been shown. Here's the Google index: http://www.google.ro/search?q=mono+site:news.ycombinator.com
Also, the address bar should be refreshed with the query searched because the URI has to be a permalink.
Otherwise, it's awesome.
Just to let you all know I've only spent about 6 hours on this and plan to polish it up somewhat as it's still quite rough. I've also got a bunch of other developers requesting inclusion into the site swell, which I'll also add.
Things on the todo list are visual polish, adding other services, new menu, adding the suggest feature, perhaps changing from just using the google search to better apis etc.
Thanks for the feedback.
(or you could 'borrow' Feross' code, which is not condoned by Google - posts on the Interwebs say Google Suggest's "API" is not for public use - and not specific to this domain.)
Seems that Google is still pretty darn innovative and forward-thinking.
I guess its based on a search-engine result after all.
And start-ups generally do not offer six figure salaries.