Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Google disaster or improvement

last year we had the Rootsweb message boards disaster where appearance and back office won over user functionality

today we have the new google groups disaster
with another bad GUI see Google Groups

Google Groups: "New! Same Groups, new look and features."

sure looks nice but takes mega mouse clicks to get anything done
and to read more than a few lines of any post in yet another undersized fixed ajax window
is as a grid
Google Groups as list view
which does not include groups I post to using NNTP
although it picks up my læatest messages below

and you can no longer surf the hierarchy
directly in the directory to Google Groups genealogy
for example
is still ther once you use advanced search
Groups 1-15 of about 100 003 suspiciously high number?

Browse all of Usenet...


Google Blog Search
is now a beta

Google Blog Search: "hugh watkins": "about 2,122 hits for 'hugh-watkins'

Google Blog Search: inpostauthor:"hugh watkins": "about 2,047 for 'inpostauthor:hugh-watkins'

Google Blog Search: inpostauthor:"hugh watkins" blogurl: "1,148 for 'inpostauthor:hugh-watkins' "

CHANGING COMPUTERS by Juliana Smith1 Aug 2005 by Hugh Watkins
You'd think I'd know better. Actually I did, but the excitement of my new computer
got the best of me. For the first time in about five years, I had a brand new
computer of my own. It's cute and sleek and I couldn't wait to start using ...
is the oldest findable

if you go into the link below there are about half my blog posts missing
Sorry, Google does not serve more than 1000 results for any query. (You asked for results starting from number 1150.) - Google Search: "Results 901 - 950 of about 3,000 from"

2003 - Google Search

I started way back from the Google Tool Bar button with GENEALOGE: 08/10/2003 - 08/16/2003:
"Monday, August 11, 2003 well the thingy works "

so I better start blogging the best of my old posts to create back links to older blogs in the archives .

and next came google mail leading to google accounts.
GENEALOGE: 08/22/2004 - 08/28/2004:
"Friday, August 27, 2004
Invite 6 friends
to Gmail

so first to the mill

just ASK ME

-- getting tired of olympics and Iraq - tele tubbies seem to be a good idea right now on BBC Prime

seen them in norwegian, and they sound impressive in german
'time for Bed'"


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