Month: December 2006
Google search results
Strange thing: right this moment, I’m the top result in Google for ‘promoted to EL2’. 🙂 Update: Ooh, and I’m 6th for ‘treasury EL2’.
Is Google turning evil?
Search engine turned portal-omnivore Google has a reputation as being an ethical company. The informal corporate motto is “Don’t Be Evil”. But two stories today have made me start to wonder if maybe the ‘magic of the market’ has done its bit, and Google is starting to behave like pretty much any old monopolist. First, […]
From BaristaÂ is this incredible photo of the Victorian fires:
Must. Resist. Sheep. Joke!
ABC News Online: One of the world’s biggest manufacturers of condoms is targeting New Zealand to test its new range of products because the people there are apparently among the most sexually active in the world. […] Past surveys suggest Kiwis are among the most sexually active in the world, among the highest in the […]
US TV 2006 update
Updates on the shows from my earlier post: Jericho: Still not watching… Vanished: Didn’t entice me back. Smith: Still canceled. The Class: Every time I say ‘I’m giving up on this’, the show redeems itself with some really good, really dark writing. Still right on the edge every episode, but hanging on so far. But […]
Land Yachts and Tanks
As people who’ve heard me complain know, I often refer to the enormous four wheel drive vehicles cluttering our roads as ‘Land Yachts’, to reflect the pointless ostentation they represent. But a bit more common is referring to them as a tank. So do they actually compare? Â Audi Q7 Panzer I Panther Length: 5.085m […]