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What are the top 10 search queries?

Posted on December 29th, 2006 in Google, Random Word of the Day, Tech News | No Comments »

So what are the REAL top 10 search engine queries?
We may never know.  Some companies don’t want us to know.  Others do things such as eliminate competitors results from the top ten list.

Here’s one link about the top 10 lists

http://blogs.business2.com/beta/2006/12/searching_for_g.html

And here’s a second link specifically about Google’s top 10 list, which ranks the top 10 fastest growing search queries.

http://blogs.business2.com/beta/2006/12/how_google_find.html

A history of Pi in Song~~! (video)

Posted on December 1st, 2006 in Dumb Things That Happen, Photos/Videoes, Random Word of the Day, Time Wasters | 6 Comments »

Yes, this is a slightly cheezy song about the history of Pi, and the first 15 digits or so, done in song and video.  It’s worth a look.  A look.  Just one.  But it’s here anyway.

http://www.vvc.edu/ph/TonerS/mathpi.html

Random WOTD : Schadenfreude

Posted on October 4th, 2006 in Random Word of the Day | 1 Comment »

schadenfreude \SHOD-n-froy-duh\, noun:

A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.

Schadenfreude comes from the German, from Schaden, “damage” + Freude, “joy.” It is often capitalized, as it is in German.

From Dictionary.com

WOTD : Word of the Day : Abecedarian

Posted on September 14th, 2006 in Random Word of the Day | 1 Comment »

Abecedarian
[
ey-bee-see-dair-ee-uhn]
(Noun)
1.  A person who is learning the letters of the alphabet.
2.  A beginner in any field of learning.

Thanks to Ms. Adams 6th Period Idea of Man class for the inspiration for todays word of the day.

Ten Windows Password Myths

Posted on August 9th, 2006 in How To's, Random Word of the Day, Software/Hardware Reviews, Tech News | 2 Comments »

Okay, this article delves into some heavy tech content, and I’ll admit that I don’t exactly understand a good chunk of this, but here’s part of the summary :

Upper and lower case letters/numbers in a password don’t really mean that it’s harder to break.  Using things such as symbols, letters, and numbers helps.
 Some characters in high-ASCII can add to the difficulty, such as [ALT] + 1 2 5 8   (Press and hold Alt while typing the numbers) gets ?.  This symbol might be harder to break, but it makes for an extra 5 keystrokes, and a longer password.  Instead, add five numbers/letters to the password instead.

To summarize :
Use combinations of letters and numbers
Be createive : Many people use #0 instead of O.  Instead, use () for zero.
If you write down your password, leave it somewhere safe.


A good password is more than just a complex password. A good password
is one that is not easily guessed but still easy to remember. It should
be long and should consist of letters, number, and symbols, but still
easy to type quickly with few errors. It should have elements of
randomness that only a computer can provide while still having
familiarity that only a human can provide.”

Read the full article, with more detailed tehnical information about passwords, here
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1554

Classic Lit Spam, 100 best books, and the 10 worst books

Posted on August 7th, 2006 in Dumb Things That Happen, Lacking a Category, Random Word of the Day, Time Wasters | No Comments »

Okay, a bit of a combined post here.

1.  Classic lit spam?  What’s the deal here?  I couldn’t tell you if i’ve ever recieved it, i usually read my spam folder to see if anything got dumped there accidentally, then delete it all.  Suspicions fly that lit spam is simply a way to try and fool spam filters – what could be considered real, valid text than the works of a classic author?  Either that, or the forces of evil have turned into the forces of annoying, yet good-hearted.

http://techdirt.com/articles/20060802/0854203.shtml

2.  The 100 greatest Novels of All Time
This list, from the Observer, is 100 of the greatest novels of all time.  I’ve read 12 of them, and enjoyed 10 of the 12 I’ve read.

The List
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1061037,00.html

Observer Article
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1061036,00.html

3.   The top 10 harmfull books of the 19th and 20th centuries
(Okay, I have to interject – this list was put together by a conservative group – a few of theese books could be considered the most influential books of the past few centuries.)
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blog/2006/08/dont_read_these.html

 ** These links do not represent the vies of Flashladybug.com or any writers/bloggers therein.**

Word of the day

Posted on July 6th, 2006 in Random Word of the Day, Time Wasters | 1 Comment »

Can anyone guess what it is from the pronunciation? which is “‘g-g&l”?

Tada! its goooooogle

According to Mirriam Websters Dictionary Online

Main Entry: google
Pronunciation: ‘g-g&l
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): googled; googling /-g(&-) li[ng]/
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: Google, trademark for a search engine
: to use the Google search engine to obtain information about (as a person) on the World Wide Web
Interesting…check it out here

Word of the Day

Posted on June 17th, 2006 in Lacking a Category, Random Word of the Day | No Comments »

Havent had one of these in a while…

Here, is a 9 letter word that remains a word after a letter has been removed. over and over again, till its 1 letter. Can you guess it?
..i couldn’t either.

THe word is……”startling”
Heres the process

  • startling
  • remove the l, and the word becomes: starting
  • remove one t, and the word becomes: staring
  • remove the a, and the word becomes: string
  • remove the r, and the word becomes: sting
  • remove the other t, and the word becomes: sing
  • remove the g, and the word becomes: sin
  • remove the s, and the word becomes: in
  • remove the n, and the word becomes: I

Check it out here

A brief history of the “@”sign. What would we do without it?

Posted on June 9th, 2006 in Historic Technology, Random Word of the Day, Time Wasters | 1 Comment »

To summarize : In the 6th or 7th century, Lating scribes shortened the word ad (the Latin word for at or to) to an a with the d sort of curled around it.  Jump ahead a ways, to the 1800’s, and @ appeared on typewriters, to signify a price “I’ll take 3 @ $2.50.” 

“Then, one day in late 1971, computer engineer Ray Tomlinson
grappled with how to properly address what would be historys very
first e-mail. After 30 seconds of intense thought, he decided to
separate the name of his intended recipient and their location by using
the @ symbol. He needed something that wouldnt appear in anyones
name, and settled on the ubiquitous symbol, with the added bonus of the
character representing the word at, as in,
hey_you@wherever_you_happen_to_work.com.”

http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/3148

Important Message For People Blogging Here

Posted on April 21st, 2006 in Random Word of the Day | No Comments »

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