xtina: (Default)
YES.

Auto add to Google Reader:

"Bypasses the "Add to Google homepage"/"Add to Google Reader" choice, directly adding to Google Reader."

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xtina: (Default)
YES.

Auto add to Google Reader:

"Bypasses the "Add to Google homepage"/"Add to Google Reader" choice, directly adding to Google Reader."
xtina: (Default)
Dear Google:

* "Did you mean 'alternate'?"

Perfectly fine. Helpful when I'm typing too fast to spell things correctly, or when I completely forget how to spell Yggdrasil.

* "Searching on 'alternate'. Click to search on 'what-you-typed'.

Moderately annoying. Sometimes useful during typos as above, but it's a bad habit for a search engine to get into.

* No "we're gonna search on what we want and you can suck it" text at all, just searching on 'alternate'.

Mildly enraging.

Gnah,
-X


I'm editing a wiki for Ragnarok (the DOS game, not Online), and I'm making a page on Norse references, linking game elements to the relevant Wikipedia pages. There's a demon called Plog in the game, so I searched on "plog norse" (no quotes).

Apparently, Google has decided for me that I'm searching on "blog norse" (no quotes). No alternate link, no text, no nothing.

I wish Google -- in fact, all search engines -- had some sort of advanced checkbox, wherein I can search on what I fucking typed.

Annoying/enraging results are three times as likely when I'm searching on various programming language keywords.

Note: I know how to use the plus sign to force it to search on what I want, plus quote marks if I want a particular phrase, plus both if I want to force the particular phrase.  The rage isn't "Something unexpected has happened! Hulk out!", it's that Google keeps assuming it knows what I want, and I can barely tolerate that from people.

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xtina: (Default)
Dear Google:

* "Did you mean 'alternate'?"

Perfectly fine. Helpful when I'm typing too fast to spell things correctly, or when I completely forget how to spell Yggdrasil.

* "Searching on 'alternate'. Click to search on 'what-you-typed'.

Moderately annoying. Sometimes useful during typos as above, but it's a bad habit for a search engine to get into.

* No "we're gonna search on what we want and you can suck it" text at all, just searching on 'alternate'.

Mildly enraging.

Gnah,
-X


I'm editing a wiki for Ragnarok (the DOS game, not Online), and I'm making a page on Norse references, linking game elements to the relevant Wikipedia pages. There's a demon called Plog in the game, so I searched on "plog norse" (no quotes).

Apparently, Google has decided for me that I'm searching on "blog norse" (no quotes). No alternate link, no text, no nothing.

I wish Google -- in fact, all search engines -- had some sort of advanced checkbox, wherein I can search on what I fucking typed.

Annoying/enraging results are three times as likely when I'm searching on various programming language keywords.

Note: I know how to use the plus sign to force it to search on what I want, plus quote marks if I want a particular phrase, plus both if I want to force the particular phrase.  The rage isn't "Something unexpected has happened! Hulk out!", it's that Google keeps assuming it knows what I want, and I can barely tolerate that from people.
xtina: (Default)
Oh, oh, I done found it.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=02c6ec0718868dbc&hl=en

Search on there for TheSOB88's comment, which solves that whole Google issue of "We know you typed $a, but we're gonna go ahead and search on $A, because you're too dumb to live".  <3

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xtina: (Default)
Oh, oh, I done found it.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=02c6ec0718868dbc&hl=en

Search on there for TheSOB88's comment, which solves that whole Google issue of "We know you typed $a, but we're gonna go ahead and search on $A, because you're too dumb to live".  <3
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Josh has some ceramic bowls, Emeril.  I did an images search on "emeril bowl" (no quotes), and got:

Showing results for emerald bowl. Search instead for emeril bowl

Adding a plus in front of "emeril" doesn't change that.  Nor does adding quote marks around "emeril".

Who exactly do I have to kill in order to get Google to recognise that perhaps I know what I'm looking for?

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Josh has some ceramic bowls, Emeril.  I did an images search on "emeril bowl" (no quotes), and got:

Showing results for emerald bowl. Search instead for emeril bowl

Adding a plus in front of "emeril" doesn't change that.  Nor does adding quote marks around "emeril".

Who exactly do I have to kill in order to get Google to recognise that perhaps I know what I'm looking for?
xtina: (Default)
In case you wanted to know, you can add football schedules (and other games, obvs, but it's apparently football season) to Google Calendar, including college football.

This is good for knowing when I won't be seeing Josh all evening.  *amused*

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xtina: (Default)
In case you wanted to know, you can add football schedules (and other games, obvs, but it's apparently football season) to Google Calendar, including college football.

This is good for knowing when I won't be seeing Josh all evening.  *amused*
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I am finding it difficult to believe that no one I'm following in Google Reader has bothered sharing anything since May, and that 7 of 9 of them haven't shared anything at all.  Given the folk there, I am fairly certain this isn't possible.

What setting am I missing here?

If you're following me there, do you see things I share?

Stupid future.

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I am finding it difficult to believe that no one I'm following in Google Reader has bothered sharing anything since May, and that 7 of 9 of them haven't shared anything at all.  Given the folk there, I am fairly certain this isn't possible.

What setting am I missing here?

If you're following me there, do you see things I share?

Stupid future.
xtina: (Default)
I just don't pay attention to anything, it seems.

Has Google Reader always allowed favicons to show up in the feeds list?
xtina: (Default)
I just don't pay attention to anything, it seems.

Has Google Reader always allowed favicons to show up in the feeds list?
xtina: (Default)
Google Buzz is even better than I imagined.

Harriet Jacobs at Fugitivus: Fuck You, Google (plus comments)

An article at MSNBC: Using Google Buzz? Here's a privacy checklist

Lifehacker.com: Google Updates, Explains Buzz Privacy Setup

CNet: Buzz off: Disabling Google Buzz

Wow.  What a total clusterfuck.
xtina: (Default)
Google Buzz is even better than I imagined.

Harriet Jacobs at Fugitivus: Fuck You, Google (plus comments)

An article at MSNBC: Using Google Buzz? Here's a privacy checklist

Lifehacker.com: Google Updates, Explains Buzz Privacy Setup

CNet: Buzz off: Disabling Google Buzz

Wow.  What a total clusterfuck.
xtina: (Default)
There was some faux app out there, along the lines of a social networking thing that didn't connect to anybody and didn't let anybody talk to you and there was no download for the file.

I loved it.

Relatedly, Google Buzz.
xtina: (Default)
There was some faux app out there, along the lines of a social networking thing that didn't connect to anybody and didn't let anybody talk to you and there was no download for the file.

I loved it.

Relatedly, Google Buzz.

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