Rides last week

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Here’s a dump of recent bike rides… All distances deserve an ish near them.

Work to accountant: 3km
Work to accountant and then uni: 6km
Work around lake and back: 23km
Home to investment property: 10km
Work to pub: 3km
Work to pub: 3km

I’ve done around 60km since learning to ride. Not too shabby me thinks.

[icbm: home]

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Must. Overtake. Groklaw.

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I didn’t pay any attention to Cameron’s press release on the Australians in the top 500 bloggers for August 2005 at first, mainly because it’s not the sort of thing I normally pay any attention to. It’s not like I’m likely to win any popularity contests or anything. Then my Google Alert for stillhq.com (yes, vanity, all is vanity) went off last night and sent me email. It turns out that I’m on that list of top 500 bloggers.

Yes, that’s right. I am your god. You may commence worshipping me now.

I’m the 201st blogger in the list. Right after Groklaw. So, I beg that you all link to me gratuitously so that I can overtake them.

Meh. Just thought I’d gloat. Thanks Frank for pointing this out.

Update: Feedster isn’t linking to the most commonly used form of my RSS feed. You should use one of the links at the bottom of the sites main page if you want to subscribe.

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Alternate queries on results pages making it easier for future evilness?

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John Battelle implies that the new search result page being testing by Google could make evilness easier in the future. The premise is that offering alternate queries might be useful now, but it would make it easier to insert paid listings later.

I’m confused though, and John doesn’t have a comment link in his RSS output, so I’ll post it here. Surely if Google wanted to embrace evil later, they could just direct their coders to make it happen? They already know what keywords you’re searching for (i.e. Adwords), couldn’t they just roll those into the page in a way which looks like search results? I see no real way this positions for future evil.

I’ve been keeping an eye on Google news recently, and there seems to be a propensity towards paranoia in a lot of people (for instance the gmail displaying Adwords thing). If people are bothered, why don’t they just use another search engine? You can’t tell me that MSN and Yahoo! are any less evil…

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