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Quick, what does this remind you of?

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Seen this?


It’s Yahoo’s SearchMonkey program. Hmm. “Searchmonkey.” That’s kind of cute… and very familiar! Where have I heard that before?

Oh yeah! Here:


I’m not bitter, though. They can have it. What with Yahoo’s current difficulties, it’ll probably do them about as much good as it did me.

Even Google can’t make your turkey cook faster

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

I’m so amused by the numbers of top searches in Google today that have to do with preparing a turkey. People, if you’re just now starting to wonder about how to cook it, it’s probably a good idea just to join me and Karsten at Baja Fresh.

Good question!

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Someone hit my site from Google looking for “nicknames for Karsten.” Man, I wish I could tell you. Aside from “The Hammer,” which is really specific to my Karsten, I don’t really have anything for you. Karsty? He’d sneer at me for that one. Sten? I think he’d just look at me like I was crazy if I tried it.

Yeah, sorry, I got nothing.

Why is it I’m not independently wealthy yet so I can forget about this whole job thing?

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

Ugh. Things at work took a turn for the ugly this morning.

The search developer came to me with a question about the license for the search software. Somehow, we managed not to license three components that are absolutely vital to the project as we’ve designed it. Between staff turnover and vendor slipperiness, it’s really no wonder that we lost sight of this, but it’s extremely bad timing: our manager just spent the remaining budget on extra server hardware and we’re fresh out of capital.

So now we have to find a creative solution to either getting the vendor to upgrade our license for free or making the licensed product work as closely as possible to how we’ve designed the system. Neither of which will be easy, I can assure you.

I just hope my head doesn’t roll. It’s a nice head. I like it just where it is.