Blog posts dated April 2010 – 3 posts found:

2010-04-23: Beyond or beside Google: Week 2 - Google

Posted at 2010-04-23 02:10:49 by SHD

The previous week was the second in my search experiment. From the twelfth through the eighteenth of April, I have once again used Google as primary search engine. Now, the reason I switched away from Google for search was not because of the quality of Google's search result. Those are generally excellent and sufficiently unobtrusive most of the time that I don't even give it a second thought. Because of this, this post actually took quite a while to write.

2010-04-18: Smells like something burning

Posted at 2010-04-18 05:31:55 by SHD

Never thought I'd have a legitimate reason to call 112 (the European equivalent of 911), but I just did. About an hour ago (4 am or so), I went for an early morning walk... or rather a late night one as I couldn't sleep. Roughly halfway, I noticed what looked like a large bonfire in another street. This turned out to be a conifer hedge on fire.

2010-04-13: Beyond or beside Google: Week 1 - Teoma

Posted at 2010-04-13 22:19:43 by SHD

The first week of my search experiment is over. For the past week, I've used Teoma as my primary search engine. Teoma (pronounced "chawmuh", although I really can't bring myself to say it that way) took a page from Google's book and adopted a minimalist interface while using sophisticated context-aware algorithms to rank pages. About a year after founding, Teoma was acquired by Ask Jeeves and it is now the technology behind Ask and related sites, all owned by IAC Search & Media.