Which led to:
Opera fans rejoice! The official TinEye Opera extension is here. So go ahead, download it, give us your feedback and keep your reviews coming. Would love to see this TinEye extension get as featured as the FireFox TinEye extension! Opera fans: go download your extension now!
HOW TO USE THIS EXTENSION
To use the extension, simply click the TinEye ‘T’ icon in your Opera toolbar. Select the image that you would like to search from the popup window. Results are displayed for you at tineye.com.
To set extension preferences go to Extensions > Manage Extensions in the Opera menu bar. Locate ‘TinEye Reverse Image search’ in the extensions list and click on the wrench icon > Preferences. From here you can:
* Set sort order preference
* Open searches in background or foreground tab
We are always listening, so drop us an email with any feedback, requests, kudos or send us cookies! And by the way, Opera still does not support right click searching and we know how much all our fans want it for their Opera plugin. We are waiting for the next release to see if it supports it. Thanks for giving the TinEye plugin a twirl!
You can check out all our other plugins as well. Perhaps you use more than one browser?
You probably did not know that TinEye was based in Canada? Yes, we call Canada our home and tomorrow is Canada Day. Happy Canada day to all our TinEye fans. Now, let’s see how much you really know about Canada and take MacLean’s little difficult Canada Quiz. Let us know your score for a chance to win a TinEye t-shirt! No cheating!
[Photograph (c) Paul Jerry]
So have you got what it takes to be part of the amazing tiny TinEye team? We work on big image search projects. We beat the search giant(s) with our little reverse image search engine! Join us if hardware is your hard core passion, system administration your dream job and working with a tiny dedicated team your cup of tea. We work (super) hard and play hard. We are INSANE about image search.
So Who Are You?
You are an experienced system administrator. You are used to working with Linux compute clusters, servers and databases. You thrive in a startup environment and enjoy being part of a fast paced problem solving oriented team. You analyze problems carefully and have solid testing practices. You are not afraid of fire fighting, and know how to use a firehose!
Your Perl, Python and shell scripting skills are solid. You are a hardware fanatic and have a strong sense of ownership.
In this role you must be able to handle remote troubleshooting and be on-call.
- Support our development team and our image search products particularly TinEye
- Be involved in every facet of our cluster management including onsite machines and co-located servers in downtown Toronto
- Manage server selections, purchasing and roll out
- Work primarily with Linux and also some Windows system administration, configuration, troubleshooting and building systems from components.
- Fine tune systems, installation and upgrades of server OS and workstations (Ubuntu, SuSE, Debian and Windows)
- Manage all networking requirements and router configuration
What you will need to have:
- BA/BS in CS or related field, or equivalent experience (a degree is not a requirement)
- Experience with Linux systems administration
- Sharp analytical abilities
- Sense of ownership, urgency and drive
- Troubleshooting experience
- Desire to learn new technical skills as required
- Excellent communication and documentation skills
- Demonstrated fanatical passion for your work
- Experience with cluster management/monitoring systems (Nagios/Cacti/Ganglia)
How to Apply to be Considered
If you are interested in applying for the above position and working with us, please send your resume, a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and past projects to hi (at) tineye.com Whenever possible, please include links to past work or examples.
[Photograph: Google First Production Server by Steve Jurvetson]
TinEye pioneered the world of search by images. Before Google. And we will continue doing exactly that. With focus. And you know what’s even more awesome? Every single day we show up to work, we are working on something that we are insanely passionate and committed to and that’s image search. Every single day. Including weekends. And vacations. Yes we are a tiny team, yes we don’t have the $$ that Google has at its disposition. But pause for a second here and think about the following: we accomplished what many deemed the impossible: large scale reverse image search with a tiny TinEye team. Tiny.
So, don’t be writing TinEye’s obituary yet. And by the way: “if there are no big boys [in your market] – you’re probably in the wrong market”.
So go build something awesome and stop worrying about TinEye.
Yes, magic. That’s what is powering TinEye. Caffeine and fans are powering our little team to accomplish insanely great things in search. Oh yeah! and that’s all I am going to say. But it is nice to see TinEye trending and making it to Numero Uno on Reddit. We love Reddit you know. oh I am so framing this thread!
In case you wanted to help us: we love coffee, and postcards from the world over. Mail to 223 Queen Street East. Toronto. Canada M5A1S2. Have a great weekend TinEye fans!
TinEye fans: we released an update to our TinEye Android App. We first want to thank you all for the great feedback you have been sending our way. Much appreciated since we don’t have access to all the potential handsets to possibly test on. So we have heard that our app works on the following devices if you have one of these, give it a try and let us know:
- HTC Desire HD 2.2.1
- HTC Desire 2.2
- HTC Nexus One 2.2-2.3.4
- HTC Evo v2.1-update and 2.2
- LG GT540 CyanogenMod7
- Milestone CyanogenMod7 2.3.3
- Motorola Droid 2.3.3
This latest 1.1 version includes a bug fix where the photo taken with a phone camera was uploaded to TinEye in landscape mode instead of portrait mode in some phones.
As always we would love to hear from you! Say hi!
[Photograph by Paul Downey]
Hey TinEye fans, we have been extremely busy wrapping up our image alerts release – which you shall be seeing soon – and re architecting so our image index update is tiny this time around: 4.7 million images to bring up our index to 1,958,654,947. Happy searching and enjoy your summer! The snow has melted in Toronto and Zazie, our TinEye HQ dog is looking forward to enjoying her popsicles again.
Our next hacking event as part of HackDays is happening in Calgary. We just wrapped up our Waterloo Hackathon and are looking forward to meeting Calgary developers in June. If you are not familiar with our hackathons: we organize monthly hacking events that bring together the brightest developers across Canada. We work together in a day, in a space to hack and create awesome applications using local APIs. HackDays selects local APIs, make them available to participating developers with expert guidance from the API providers and an environment where you are going to be excited about hacking and creating! The hack day is also a competition: as a developer you will compete for great prizes and glory! And this is all done in a day! So if this is up your alley, join us in Calgary:
Date: Saturday June 4th, 2011 in Calgary!
Time: 9 AM to 6 PM
Registration: All developers are welcome to register. Registration fee is $10.00. Your registration includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks + the chance to meet other awesome developers and companies.
APIs: If you know of a local company with a fantastic API you would like to work with, please let them know about HackCGY drop us an email would love to hear from you.
Sponsors: HackCGY is brought to you by our incredible sponsors including: Freshbooks, iStockPhoto, TinEye and YellowPages. We are of course still looking for additional sponsors to make HackCGY the best it can be, so please drop us an email if you are interested in being a sponsor.
We have held HackDays in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Waterloo but if this is your first time attending our hack events, here is what to expect and how to prepare. We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Calgary.