Monday Mar 13, 2006

tagged

Wow! People do read this stuff. And some even want to come back. http://del.icio.us/url/bdad867e6a0b130a1d0a29d24ac90c25

Wednesday Mar 08, 2006

Confer the search "Witty Irony" to a someone worthy.

While looking for other interesting googlebombs, I discovered that this blog has taken the google mantle for witty irony.

I consider it an honor to be the site "lucky" google users reach when they search for witty irony. But it is an honor that I do not deserve.

The master of witty irony in our present age has got to be Stephen Colbert, "host" of The Colbert Report.

Please join me, in my efforts to transfer the number one google search result for witty irony to someone who really deserves it. To help me, copy the text below into a blog entry and post it today.

While looking for other interesting googlebombs, Vince Kraemer discovered that his blog 
had taken the google mantle for <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0170306/">witty irony</a>.
<p>
He considers it an honor to be the site "lucky" google users reach when they search for
<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0170306/">witty irony</a>. But it is an honor
that he does not deserve.
<p>
The master of <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0170306/">witty irony</a> in
our present age has got to be <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0170306/">Stephen Colbert</a>,
"host" of 
<a href="http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_colbert_report/index.jhtml">The Colbert Report</a>.
<p>
Please join him, in his efforts to transfer the number one google search result 
for <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0170306/">witty irony</a> to someone who really deserves it.
To see whether we have been successful in confering the mantle of witty irony on Stephan Colbert, you can use this query: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=witty+irony

Tuesday Mar 07, 2006

Failure no more.... some of the time...

It appears that Google has re-ranked pages recently. G.W. Bush is no longer a failure according to some searches: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=failure&btnG=Google+Search

This is the search that gets fired when I go to google, enter text in the box and press the "Google Search" button.

A more "straight-forward" query still lands the President at the top of the heap: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=failure

Googlebombing image search

I was drinking some bits from a frosty blog when I needed to spellcheck the name of Sauron (TLOTR). Like many geeks, I asked google: http://www.google.com/search?q=sauron

It looks like the google engine saw that a number of images contain the image of Sauron, so they showed some of the "greatest hits" for image rank, as well as pagerank.

I like it.

Tuesday Jan 31, 2006

I guess that's what you call ironic...

I just read Roumen's entry about a funny video/song about OS' of yester and today [On Window's XP, in Firefox 1.0.7].

So, I started to watch it. I was having a little chuckle. Then the screen saver kicked in... I bumped the mouse to get the screen back, but Firefox and the video were GONE.

I laughed so hard I started to cry...

Because, "I guess that's what you call ironic."

Saturday Jan 28, 2006

Win a prize with your story behind scott/tiger?

It is the universal Oracle account. Known to thousand, maybe even millions... But who is "scott" and why is his password, "tiger".

If you know, "Do tell."

If you don't, make something entertaining up and share it here (or in your own blog, via a link!)

The prize....

A nice tie-dyed bubble-bursting flame out t-shirt.

The details:

  1. It's my shirt. I decide who gets it. Period.
  2. Once the comment link closes, entries are, too. Think and type fast.
  3. I will make a reasonable attempt to contact the winner. If I cannot get a mailing address from you after making that attempt, the shirt will go to somebody else.
  4. If you need to whine about any of this, you probably should not enter.

Monday Jan 23, 2006

A New Bridges Problem

A co-worker and I were discussing ways to blow off steam a couple days ago. His was to put the top down and drive around. Which seems like a good one. His next comment provided more insight into what he meant, "My car gets better milage at 100 mph than it does at 25 mph..."

That lead me to a thought...

What is the fastest time that someone has "solved" the bridges of the Bay Area problem?

This really isn't a variation on the The Bridges of Konigsberg problem. It is a time-trial. The problem is to cross all eight major toll bridges that span the San Fransisco Bay in the shortest time according to your FasTrak statement.

Is there a site that catalogs such a trial? I googled and couldn't find one, so I have got to wonder... Does one exist?

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