Could you imagine what the internet was like before search engines ?

I wouldn’t dare give that a thought. In this article I’m going to go over the basics of Information Retrieval, an important & blossoming field of Computer Science.

Specifically, I will be talking about the main data structure behind IR and the Boolean Retrieval Model.

A bit of context

Recently at work, I started working with ElasticSearch.

I had multiple objectives :

  • Insert valuable business data (thanks Kafka Connect)
  • Monitor the behaviour of Elastic under load
  • Prepare some ground work for an analytical usage

That introduced me to ElasticSearch’s indexes, shards and…

My wife to-be needed a new computer, so I gave her my 2018 MBP and made use of this opportunity to buy the new M1 MBP 13".

And so I decided it was time to brush up my setup and give it some new look & feel !

Previous Setup

I’ve been a Mac fan since I won a little Macbook Air 11" at a hackathon. To be clear, I was planning on giving it as a gift. Everything changed when I started using it out of curiosity.. eheh.

Before that I had a Windows 7 / OpenSuse dual boot on a…


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