Ask is still pants

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NIKON D70 - 1/400 sec, f4.5 at 70mm

I was reading my feeds just now and found that a bunch of bloggers are reporting on the re-launched Ask search engine.

Apparently one of the "cool" new features is that if you do a search on a blogger's name, you'll see his/her current blog at top. Well, I gotta try me that, so off I go to somewhere I haven't been in easily 3 or 4 years, I try a search for my name on the new Ask.

I've never really tried to rank in Search Engines for my own name. I've not even really searched for my own name. I haven't really cared that much. So it was a surprise to find that there is a very famous Dave Cooper (and bugger me if he wasn't born the same year as me) that is a cartoonist and animator.

Even better is the subject matter of his cartoons. According to his Wikipedia page, he wrote a book called "Cynthia Petal's Alien Sex Frenzy". Based on that alone I had to check out his cartoons.

Ma, best you don't look. There is lots of fat, ugly chicks, invariably with strap-ons.

Ask is still pants though. The search results are just crap with the same domains appearing over and over. I think I'll go back to completely ignoring it as a search engine. I recommend you do too.

The Photo

It's some flotsam (or is it jetsam) on Karekare beach.

Where have I been for a month? Not that you give a rats, but I've some how got out of the habit of looking for photos. I'm out of the habit I had of taking note of things that I could write (rant) about. The desire is still there, the habit has gone. I'll work on it.

Come back later this week to hear how Gabba has worse cholesterol than me (hahahahaha)

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Posted: Tuesday, 5 June, 2007 20:20

Captured: 2007:06:04 14:33:22

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  • Well that was an odd one... It was like seeing the world through your eyes Dave...
    Daniel - Tuesday, 5 June, 2007 21:00
  • I was about to comment a bout how Ask is soooo out of date. (i.e for my site.) The I noticed the blogs option. ....... Check out whats #2 already. http://www.ask.com/blogsearch?qsrc=169&q=dave+cooper&search=search&t=a :-) G/
    Glen - Tuesday, 5 June, 2007 22:25
  • Ha Ha, Glen, that is so bloody ironic. And so fast. Ask Rocks ;-)
    Dave - Tuesday, 5 June, 2007 22:58
  • i looked myself up on google n found i was in hospital in Canada after a car accident. nice to have you back
    ma - Wednesday, 6 June, 2007 16:59
  • I suspect that in the sense you were meaning t's actually neither flotsam nor jetsam... To be 'jetsam', it would need to have been cast overboard deliberately, for example - to lighten the vessel, which is then either found floating or washed ashore. I doubt it was cast DELIBERATELY overboard (jettisoned); whereas 'flotsam' is either ( a ) the part of the wreckage from a ship and it's cargo found floating on the water, or ( b ) material or refuse floating on the water - and this is no longer floating on the water. However general usage has meant that flotsam now also can mean 'odds and ends' regardless of whether it has anything to do with things nautical as well - so I guess it counts as flotsam under this category - but it would also do so if it was a piece of trash discarded on a high alpine trail in the Himalayas too.
    BC - Thursday, 7 June, 2007 9:23
  • Thanks for clearing that up. I was confused too.
    Rik - Thursday, 7 June, 2007 9:54
  • you know that photo is right up my alley. i like it. it's niiiiiiiiice :-)
    Karen - Friday, 8 June, 2007 16:44
  • Photo very artistic. Glad you're back from where ever you may have been. I was getting worried as I need my daily fix of spudooli.
    Nova - Saturday, 9 June, 2007 14:09

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