May 7th, 2007

beach, point

All the. Small things.

Way back, when I was at Yahoo!, there was naturally a lot of discussion about the meteoric rise of Google. At the time we'd dumped Altavista and were using Google (which Yahoo! owned a largish stake in) for the web crawled results. As a first cut at stopping the user exodus we switched to using crawled results primarily rather than the directory results we'd previously used. We blended directory results with Google's results.

This did stem the tide but one of the interesting things for me was talking to people about why they used Google over Yahoo!.

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sun

90s Music Monday

It's Bank Holiday Monday here and predictably it's cold and raining.

Clearly the only rational choice is this


Let's face it, it's a crap rip of a rather, err, under budgeted video. But it brings back strong memories of sitting outside revising for my A-levels and, in a slight change of scenery, being half way up Jbel Toubkal in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco watching the sun set with my walkman on after a day of peak bagging. Of course the next day there was a huge rain storm, a flash flood and the village below and the roads for miles around were swept away which some what spoils the memory but for three years Dodgy were the sound of the summer, every summer.