Sighting of the day,
March 23, 2001 10:21 AM   Subscribe

Sighting of the day, note the one for March 22.
posted by bjgeiger (10 comments total)

 
That's funny, because I always get that page. For some reason, I think GREYMATTER is at noahgrey.com/greymatter, but it's not. It's at noahgrey.com/greysoft. The page is so cool, I usually don't realize I'm at a 404 right away--and I go looking for a navbar.
posted by jpoulos at 10:55 AM on March 23, 2001


Just further proof that the quality of the Sightings has gone down considerably since Glenn Davis stopped picking the sites. :/
posted by valerie at 1:29 PM on March 23, 2001


The web just ain't big enough to find one good thing each day. Disappoint your regulars or lower your standards; pick one. And, thinking of CSOTD, chunk.com is back.

Does Glenn Davis still point at websites?

> For some reason, I think GREYMATTER is at > noahgrey.com/greymatter, but it's not.
> It's at noahgrey.com/greysoft.

God, I hate URLs.
posted by holloway at 4:48 PM on March 23, 2001


Thanks. I love you too.
posted by Noah at 6:25 PM on March 23, 2001


Just further proof that the quality of the Sightings has gone down considerably since Glenn Davis stopped picking the sites. :/

> Thanks. I love you too.


To clarify any misunderstandings (though it seems holloway interpreted my post correctly).. I meant that it's disappointing to have a "site of the day" site point to a single 404 page. Regardless of the quality of said 404 page, it's nice to have more to look at and explore than just a silly error page.
posted by valerie at 7:23 PM on March 23, 2001


Here's some thoughts on irregular URLs: Opera (and, I think IE) has a feature that, when I type "g wacky search terms" in my address bar, performs a Google search for "wacky search terms". Now, Google has its I'm Feeling Lucky feature that takes you directly to the first search result. What I really want to do is run an I'm Feeling Lucky seach straight from the address bar. The most recent situation that really cries out for this is the Lost in Translation site at http://www.somethingorother.net/~blah/multibabel or whatever. I never remembered the address, just the multibabel bit. So I run my Google search on "multibabel" and click Lost in Translation, the first link. What a bother. If I could just type "g multibabel" to get to the first result, I'd love it.

Of course, this might be entirely possible. I don't know what kind of characters you can pass to Google, and haven't had much luck in their help section.
posted by Lirp at 8:48 PM on March 23, 2001


It used to be possible to use the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button in an external Google search URL, but apparently they intentionally disabled the capability, because my old "Lucky Google" bookmarklet stopped working some time ago and looking at the page, they didn't change the name of any of the HTML controls. They just don't want you using Google that way, I guess -- without ever seeing even one of their pages.

They're probably right to do that, because one thing I did with that capability was write a "Web welder" script that would take any selected text in BBEdit and make a Google "I'm Feeling Lucky" link out of it, making it child's play to put up pages that randomly link to other sites when you click particular words, using Google to do all the work each time. It was pretty evil.
posted by kindall at 9:47 PM on March 23, 2001


Does Glenn Davis still point at websites?


No, I don't. Haven't for nearly a year now and boy does it feel good.
posted by gdavis at 6:24 PM on March 25, 2001


Okay, you don't point... but do you laugh?
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 8:51 PM on March 25, 2001


I miss Mirsky....
posted by werty at 7:55 AM on March 26, 2001


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