Google now has a verbatim search facility…

Finally, Google have introduced a verbatim web search facility. This means that it will search for exactly what you ask it to search for, and not get bizarrely and unhelpfully creative, as we all know it so easily can.

However, Google being Google, the implementation is clunky. Their press release says “You can access the verbatim search tool under “More search tools” on the left-hand side.”

You can look in vain for any sign of it, and you won’t see it. You actually have Continue reading

Virus alert…

This message popped into my Inbox, so I thought it couldn’t hurt to post it here:-

In the coming days, DO NOT open any message with an attachment called: Black in the White House, regardless of who sent it to you.  It is a virus that opens an Olympics torch that Continue reading

The curse of Google…

When did Google get so crap?

Time was, if what you were looking for wasn’t there, it would tell you. Now, it just throws up pages and pages of irrelevant crap.

If I search – as I just have – for Florence White ebook, it throws up over 31,000 results, and guess what? Not one of them is any use. No, of course I haven’t looked at all 31,000+ – after a few pages it’s perfectly obvious what I want isn’t there.

Bing, though it Continue reading

Damned with faint praise…

An extraordinarily hysterical headline in the Guardian shrieks “SIR TIM BERNERS-LEE Invented the internet (sic). OMG!” (and why invented is capitalised and Internet is not, is a mystery only the 13 – count them, bloody 13 – people who wrote this crap can explain.

Not so much OMG as OhFFS! Look, stupendous though Berners-Lee’s achievement was, he did NOT Continue reading