An Interactive Visualization of the Netflix Prize Dataset

The visualization activated below (click the button) shows all 17,700 movies that are part of the Netflix Prize Competition. The movies are laid out such that simlar movies are close to one another. Similarity between two movies is computed based on whether users who like one like the other, or (and, really) those who dislike one dislike the other.  Alternatively, take a look at a colorful, static version.

Mouse over to get the movie titles…

PHP on windows is completely possible. If you had bought a domain name from godaddy and they say that you can’t host php on windows, then they are lieing. I suggest you setup your own blog on your own computer. I am writing a step by step on hosting wordpress on IIS & Godaddy. You can check it out at

I too had to install WordPress for a client with a site on GoDaddy (ug!). I called GoDaddy after logging into my client’s account, and he walked me through it step by step. Piece of cake! There is MUCH to be said for live customer-service provided by a human being…after this experience I have a slightly better appreciation for GoDaddy, but their site still makes my eyes cross!!

I put together this guide for installation to make it as simple as possible from start to finish.

The good news is, if you’ve goofed up the first time, you can start from scratch using this guide.

I set up a custom php.ini file in my GoDaddy hosting account, by copying one from a server I own. If you’re familiar with the php.ini settings, or would like to try it out using the settings I chose, go to my web site ( and contact me, and I’ll send it to you. You simply upload the file named php.ini to your hosting root, and in about 24 hours the server will switch over to using it. I have it configured for use with GoDaddy servers, which will allow you to use mailer script.

WordPress on GoDaddy is as simple as can be without changing any files whatsoever. I listened to Ray’s instructions and from my Hosting Control Center, I went clicked on the tab Content. From there I clicked on GoDaddy Hosting Connections which brought me to the GoDaddy Hosting Connection Home. From here, you can either type in wordpress in the search or click on Tools/Scripts (located in the left panel). Under most popular (left panel) you’ll see wordpress at the top of the list. Click wordpress, and it will bring you to an installation screen where you press Install Now. From here, it’s self-explanotory and walks you thru the installation.