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Category: True Stories

this may be a conspiracy theory

Right now, Google’s logo is “Mother’s Day” – click on it, and you do a search for Mother’s Day.

Makes sense, okay.

But at the same time, it’s almost like a giant ad for everything Google can do inside search, too. Almost too much so, maybe, to be a coincidence.

For example, you get an instant answer onebox (mother’s day is on …).
You also get integrated inline news results (fairly new), related searches at the bottom, an ad with a Google Checkout badge, and of course, a YouTube video is one of the top results.

Take a gander over at live search and you get a pretty plain old results page – you get news results at the top, and one related search that makes no sense (“Monologue S For Mothers Day” – wtf? Is monologue R for Memorial Day?)

Ask.com has a nifty “MOM” tattoo heart thing going on, but the result of a search is pretty much as bland as live.com.

The winner? Google, because their related searches include apostrophes in “mother’s” – grammar is important.

why are people so dumb

I was looking around, customizing a new laptop (for someone else — 2 is enough for me right now) and I see this on Dell’s customization page:

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Do they have any proofreaders? Don’t they ever double check things? Does anyone literate work for Dell? I guess not. Idiots.

(Sorry, but this and it’s/its are stupid mistakes that companies should not make).

in case you didn’t see it in my profile…

So I have officially graduated college. Well, actually, it’s still unofficial but I did get a nice paper saying they hope as much as I do that I’ve fulfilled the requirements.

So the first thing I realized is that so far my life hasn’t changed at all since graduating. I did, however, recently take a survey and for once checked “completed college” instead of “some college” under Education.

The big change will be coming in a couple months — I’ll have moved halfway across the continent and starting in a new (well, mostly) job.

Oh, and, since you’re reading this I assume you are my friend, and as such are a good person. You know what to do.

whilst

I was just sitting, minding my own business when suddenly an overwhelming thought came into my head:

“Cowboys of Moo Mesa”

I have no idea why. I never watched the show, which last aired over 10 years ago, and have not thought of anything remotely related to cows, cowboys, mesas, or specifically Moo mesas.

Yet there it is.