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Jessie, the abominable golden retriever, is a fertilizer factory. Of course she produces the usual carpet bombs that any large dog is terrifically equipped to manufacture. She appears also to have an unlimited capacity to produce nitrogen, that elemental stuff that...

A tale of two searches.

A tale of two searches. While plotting a gift for my wife, I recalled an Oprah episode featuring interior design. [For the record, I wasn’t actually watching Oprah, I just happened to be in the same room while it was on. Glad we got that cleared up.] One of the...

Searching Search Results

While engaged in the search for Evan Chan’s killer I recently stumbled across a nifty search engine enhancement, iLOR. iLOR is not itself a Net index… it’s licensed Google’s search technology. What iLOR does is aid in the process of sorting...

The Cost of Free

Silenced by software… Blogger–the engine that drives my [sometimes] daily updates–has been down for most of the weekend. This is bad. Blogger remains free to use, but it’s increasingly clear that, lacking reliability, free is costly in its own...
Net Hunt II

Net Hunt II

Net hunt redux… Or coincidence, part deux. There’s a new, alarmingly huge Net hunt underway, surrounding the release of the movie A.I. If you wanna start at the beginning, go stare at a movie poster for a while. If you want to catch up to the Net hunt...
Net Hunt

Net Hunt

It all started with a Net hunt. You remember Net hunts, right? Mad scrambles around the web? Coaxing obscure information out of cranky, infant search engines? This particular hunt — a marketing machine for the 1995 movie, Johnny Mnemonic [an awful movie] —...

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