Want to know what people are searching for on Google?

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Google Search Insights – a great tool from google that can give you detailed information on what people in different areas are searching for. Find out what the popular search terms are, where they are more popular, etc.    Send article as PDF   

Remastering Ubuntu’s live disk

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Many times I’ve used Ubuntu’s livecd to test out an ailing system, but more than once I’ve wanted to add a utility, yes you can apt-get install from the live cd, but that assumes the system has a working internet connection, it’s sometimes better to just build the cd yourself with the tools YOU want. [...]

Google Site: search issues

Friday, May 19th, 2006

This is interesting…. there’s been a lot of frustration among some (myself included) with the current state of Googles site indexing. For a good while I’ve been able to consistently find ANY post on my site using google if I quote a certain amount of text that I know is on the page. Currently, such [...]

Search rankings and “where you stand”

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Search engine rankings are one of the concepts that I think is vaguely understood. It’s amazing to me how a subtle change in a series of search terms (or quoting a pair of words) can so drastically alter the results. Let’s say you’re searching for discount shoes, there’s a difference between a search for discount [...]

Google Search Boxes

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

I’ve been tinkering with placement of Google Search boxes on the site. These days, with a google search box in Firefox, I don’t think about the convenience factor of putting it in the page too much, but…. At one point I had the box in the sidebar and it did strange rendering things for Internet [...]

200GB of optical storage anyone?

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

For those of you feeling somewhat cramped by the 4.5-9GB capacity of current single/dual layer dvds…. The inquirer has a story on what is coming…. Ricoh believes that by 2008 they can produce a 200GB optical drive that will be compatible with the Blu-Ray and HD DVD formats. The discs would have 8 layers (compared [...]

How to create a redirect page, or creating a redirect page has been updated

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Just a note to mention that I’ve updated a page that I published a good while back. It’s kind of a funny story. I skimmed through the logs and saw that someone got here on a search for how to create redirect pages, and had forgotten about the post, I looked to see what it [...]

Google to acquire evil from Microsoft?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

I’ve seen this article referenced a few places today, but there is a piece at the New York Times, essentially the piece says that Microsoft can relax, it’s time for Google to be the villain. There’s a joke that went around sometime back (maybe at April fools?), joking about Microsoft about to buy exclusive rights [...]

There aren’t THAT many phish in the sea, more on phighting phishing

Friday, July 29th, 2005

The last post, I got sidetracked into another idea as I was doing a google search. Not uncommon. OK, what I was curious about is how many phishing sites are estimated to be “in the wild” at any given moment threatening to defraud viewers? Well, my search did turn up an interesting report.    Send [...]

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