StatMaker (10.03.2001) - dan
Many people have asked about a statistics page generator, like the one
featured on the original ISU StrangeSearch. It was originally removed
from the codebase because it had a lot of hard-coded support for the ISU
page, but I have rewritten it as an external app to work with the public
release of StrangeSearch. Read the enclosed readme.txt for
information, but it should be pretty easy to run.
(8.26.2001) - dan
With the help of Evan Fahey of SterlingSearch, I've finally tracked down
the elusive bug that was causing invalid results. If you are running
StrangeSearch, you must install this bugfix or you will probably get invalid
search results (files listed in wrong folders, etc). This fix contains
new search code (search.exe) and new base code. Simply download,
overwrite your old files, and Perform Maintenance once and your searches
should be correct.
Useful Addition to StrangeSearch
(8.22.2001) - dan
Generating MachineException.txt, ValidException.txt, and FtpSites.txt
can be a tad annoying. This Excel XLS seriously simplifies the
problem. Yes, it has macros in it (to export the data to text files).
But it can make your life easier.
(7.8.2001) - dan
StrangeSearch Forums are now online for your questions or news.
They can be found at:
(5.19.2001) - dan
The initial release of StrangeSearch 3.5 is ready. This is roughly
the version that is running on the Iowa State StrangeSearch server, although
that one has some custom ISU-specific modifications. I tried to make
it as easy as possible to install, but you should still REALLY read the web
pages in the "docs" directory before trying to run it. You do have to
do a few things before it will be up and running.
Win32 Binaries: strangesearch-3.5.zip
Win32 Source Code:
(5.19.2001) - dan
StrangeSearch is now officially an OpenSource project, registered on
I've been trying to prep the source for release so it is going through a lot
of changes. I am ripping out ANYTHING specific to Iowa State, and
trying to make it as easy as possible to get up and running. My
current goal is to get SS3.5 (the current version of StrangeSearch) as
stable and installable as possible before beginning work on SS4, which I
hope to begin work on before too soon.
But in the meantime, if you really want to
start looking at the code it is officially "out there" on SourceForge.
I'm not promising it's pretty, it's just there.