Tuesday, September 26, 2006

How to search this blog

The Search this Blog feature at the top stopped working a month or so ago and then, when it "recovered", it was only able to find topics discussed since the interruption; leaving no way to search for anything written last spring or winter. If you go to Google and search you get a couple of results out of many. For exampe enter "Westford Rock Piles" you get only a couple of results whereas there have been maybe 10-15 separate posts on Westford. So let me recommend Technorati to you at http://www.technorati.com/ which is a service for searching blogs. If I type in the same search terms over there I get lots of results plus extra information about other blogs linking to this one. So it is the way to go. I still cannot get over how lousy Google search turns out to be - poor support for homonyms and no support for text proximity.

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