Visti
 

Visti

When writing the previous entry about the Husby runestone, I came across the Scandinavian runic-text Database[a] and I had an idea. The database requires a Windows client program to access and search, and I was sure I could do something with Google AppEngine[b] that would bring the database to the web - searchable and mappable.

I spent a Sunday of "mead fueled berzerker coding", and the result after about ten hours is this:

[c]
Visti[d]

You can search for...

The site is named after the carver of the Husby runestone, Visäte, who signed that stone "uisti risti[k]" or "Visäte carved". At the moment, only about 6000 objects of the ~11000 in the database are indexed - partly because that's how the AppEngine free tier quota works, mostly because I'm still working on the data conversion.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

[a]

http://www.nordiska.uu.se/forskn/samnord.htm

[b]

https://cloud.google.com/appengine/

[c]

https://visti.se/

[d]

https://visti.se/

[e]

https://visti.se/search?query=u74

[f]

https://visti.se/search?query=u75

[g]

https://visti.se/search?query=carver:vis%C3%A4te

[h]

https://visti.se/search?query=carver:%22Torkel%22

[i]

https://visti.se/search?query=dreng

[j]

https://visti.se/search?query=christ

[k]

https://visti.se/search?query=uisti+risti