I’ll get straight into the point.

Twitter for me is /dev/null. (a black hole). Also, it lacks the feature of searching my own tweets using different parameters.

Facebook UI on the other side is a moving target. And all of a sudden, my wall posts are being archived every once in a while and do not appear normally. Not to mention the fact that one cannot actually search beneath your posts (and please don’t tell me about graph search) and you don’t own any of your data.

So, I went on and created microfeed.

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Connect WEKA to MySQL

I am attending a Data Mining class here in London and hopefully I am quite interested in the field and I like it a lot.

Since I started my own research on the topic too, and I have tons of commercial data in the databases I administer for playing around, I found a very nice, free and open source tool (Can it get any better?) for the job, WEKA.
(Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis)

It is developed at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Weka is free software available under the GNU General Public License.

One of the nice things of the software is that it uses JDBC (Java Database Connectivity), so you can connect to any database that supplies you with a JDBC driver. Also there is a JDBC to ODBC bridge driver, in order to connect to ODBC supported databases. So to sum things up, you can connect to almost every decent database management system.

Anyway, in theory it works really well, but there is a grey zone on how to practically connect to a database when using WEKA.

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