[ANN] rinse is not a search engine

Fri Aug 6 15:59:55 CEST 2021


I created rinse [0] as a very simple service to answer specific common 
questions without having to load the search engine results.

It's written in Erlang + cowboy. So far it can do
- unit conversions: "convert 70 pounds to kg"
- Wikipedia API search (en): "wiki erlang"
- dictionaryapi search (en_us): "define gravity"
- few other things [1] like: md5, sha, sha2, uuid, timestamp

It can be extended via adding to manifests [2] and creating new modules to 
handle custom commands.

It's fully open source, including the code [3] and the infrastructure [4].
The releases, tests and deployment are mostly automated.

If you have any suggestions about
- features
- improving code, infrastructure or deployment
- monitoring/observability
or thoughts in general, I'd be happy to hear them here or via GitHub issues 
(or maybe even PRs?).

Thank you for your time,


P.S. please be gentle with the service - it's currently running on a very 
budget instance size.

[0] https://rinse.one/
[1] https://rinse.one/commands
[2] https://github.com/RinseOne/rinseweb/blob/
[3] https://github.com/RinseOne/rinseweb
[4] https://github.com/RinseOne/ansible-playbooks

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