Another search engine shutters their API or tightens their terms of service. A metal spike is driven through the power source of your project. Hours wasted, dreams crushed, John Connor is definitely going to get dusted by the T1000. Several search APIs have met a similar fate during the development of Mutate.it. It always feels like one step forward and two steps back. While trying to focus on core features, you are forced to rebuild the guts of your project from scratch. This sentiment holds particularly true when build time is relegated to 20 minutes at a pop at 5 in the morning.
Alternate power, time to hitch a ride on the conveyor belt and get busy with some explosive shells. Seriously though, love that scene, best action movie EVER (segue). This path had led from Google to Bing back to Google and finally on to Yahoo. Strangely, despite common negative press, Yahoo had offered a respectable mix of usability and flexible terms. That was until the Boss Search API was discontinued…bummer. As the available search engines faded into the distance, our team (me, myself and I) began to lose hope. Life is busy and who needs a dream anyways.