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Australian Residential Database February 2017 Update

We have just finished a major residential database update for February 2017, bringing our last update of the year. This update post also contains numbers added during 2016. Here is what the latest update brings: 453,518┬ánew phone numbers 96,824 new … Continue reading

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Eset NOD 32 False Positive JS/Kryptik.ALB

Thanks to two concerned users (James and Dion), we were alerted to Eset NOD32 incorrectly reporting our site as having a trojan. The claimed virus is JS/Kryptik.ALB. We’ve investigated the matter extensively and determined someone over at Eset isn’t doing … Continue reading

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New Name Normalization Algorithm

To attempt to clean results and merge multiple data sources together, we make use of a name normalization algorithm. This algorithm takes input such as “mr john smith jr” and turns it into “Smith, Mr John, Jr”. Other examples might … Continue reading

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Finding Australian Phone Numbers In Files With Grep

At Reverse Australia, we do a lot of work with large data files. In this work, it’s not uncommon for us to want to check that the data we parse from a file, matches up with the raw data in … Continue reading

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April 2011 downtime and server imrovements

We’ve had a bit of downtime the last few days, most of which was planned, but happened at an unplanned time, so I’d just like to take a few moments and go over the recent changes. First off, we’ve been … Continue reading

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Geographical functions in PHP

Hey guys, this is Karl, one of the developers are RA. We’ve been messing with a few GIS functions lately, and I wanted to make a post for the developers out there. It turned out the vast amount of PHP … Continue reading

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