Another test post.
Month: March 2002
Mike Donnellan: “Heh, you’re gonna make me quit my job or something if you don’t quit doing such cool shit! Like all I need is more RadioActive shrapnel from [yet another] one of your mind bombs stuck in my skull. But the absolute brilliance of RCS hit my brain today like a liquid crystal switch —BIP— sweeping away the cloudy fuzz to reveal a deep, clear resonance beneath it all.”
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal on RCS pricing: “…At 40$ what the heck – the first hour saved pays for a yearly license… And the value for money Userland is delivering is tremendous compared to the bigco’s km and collaboration solutions. It’s a killer-app style vs. the current model of bigco enterprise software – in a way it’s kind of a renaissance for the old pc software revenue model that Dave knows everything about. Overall it’s a great bottom-up play that only people of a caliber as Dave and his team can pull off.”
Brent Sleeper: Why web services matter (the quick version). “Web services will do to the underlying two tiers (data and logic) what the web did to the presentation layer… In applications like the UserLand’s Radio content management software and Radio Community Server collaboration environment, by contrast, we’re already seeing early examples of systems being designed with their business logic and data storage distributed and shared by a cloud of nodes. Radio is neither completely centralized nor completely stand-alone. It’s a pointer to how other sorts of applications will begin to look.”
Ryan Bhuiyan: “Hi, my name is Ryan Bhuiyan, and I am 7 years old.”
Radio Community Server 1.0 has been released.
Googlewhack take 2
Finding a Googlewhack isn’t all that difficult if you have a somewhat decent vocabulary, a little creativity, and a few minutes. This one took about 5 minutes to find:
I think the real challenge is to find one that’s both witty, and makes sense as a phrase in itself.
We’re expanding the Radio Community Server beta group. If you’re interested in helping us test and ship RCS, please send email to Lawrence Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements: full-time net connection, fixed IP address, and up-to-date copy of Frontier 8.x or Radio 8.x.
Earlier, I saw Dave’s note about a page, which I will not link to in order to preserve it’s partial Googlewhack-iness, and realized that it’s not one. (Sorry Dave.)
According to this page, a true Googlewhack must consist of two search terms, both of which appear on Dictionary.com, which are searched for without surrounding quotes. (The quotes would restrict the search to the exact phrase.)
The search Dave linked to has seven search terms, one of which is not on Dictionary.com.
So I decided to do a quick experiment. How long would it take to really find one? I’d tried two or three searches for a minute or two each over the last couple of weeks, but didn’t find a true Googlewhack. Tonight I did:
The funny thing is that I clicked the Google Search button exactly twice, and the second time, I had a Googlewhack. Time: 27sec.
“Results 1 – 1 of 1.”
Here’s the result in case any of you are interested:
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth – July 3, 1998 – CAMPOUT
… loud at the episode where Greg’s mother was apoplectic about having a birthday that
ended in a … these things, but girls, it happens. Have tweezer, will travel. …
Amy Harmon in the New York Times: “…many veterans of Silicon Valley say it is not the responsibility of technology to enforce copyright law. Telling technology companies to build devices that prevent copyright infringement, they contend, is like telling automakers to build cars that cannot exceed the speed limit.”