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BUGabundo [PersonRank 7]

Friday, August 1, 2008
12 years ago26,295 views

shutdown utility

AmitM [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

add Google Custom Search engine to firefox search box

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I had to go back to my Google Web History to know. Searching Google is so automatic I usually don't even remember I did it.

Here are my 4 last searches, starting from most recent. I include them all, because every one of them shows different reason people search in Google:

1. I searched for "windows emulator mac os x", because my boss heard he could buy a Windows emulator and run some program on his MacBook using "windows emulation". I thought he probably meant "virtualization", but I wanted to check.

2. I searched for "keyloger" to check my spelling. It turned out it's "keylogger" and I should probably use "keystroke logger" anyway.

3. I searched for "http: //www.wikiupload.com/images/gay.php", because it was the top link in Digg Images, but the site was down. I wanted to access it using Google Cache. It worked.

4. I searched for "bph", a polish bank. I was on the site many times, and I now it's a first result in Google. It's just easier to type the name than to think about the full URL.

blink4blog [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

search for unix/linux utility. because to get knowledge or reference on the net.

Steve A [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

"Terra" – the name of a indie CG-animated film made last year. I work in the industry and hadn't heard of it. I saw it mentioned in the upcoming Siggraph 2008 program and I was curious. A Wikipedia disambiguation page got me there in two clicks.

niguli [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

jerry seinfield show on youtube

Neil Fraser [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I searched for "Blogoscoped" because I was looking for this site.

Milton [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Practically don't use Google, cause for russian search Yandex's much better.

Last time searched not for the result really, but for comparing of usage maps in serp.

Amanda [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Shure e3c vs Shure SE210 – Looking for new headphones, and trying to find out the difference between two seemingly identical models (turns out the SE210 is the new version of the e3c, with slight improvements)

first 5 results were incredibly relevant (a mix between product reviews and forum posts)

Deathbob [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

windows 2000 server vpn

Setting up remote access to a network. On windows server 2000...

RipHard [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I searched for "Birkebeinerrittet" – a huge mountainbike race in Norway

Mary Nicole Hicks [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Zend Framework Zend_Service_Akismet

Looking for blogs showing different uses of the Zend Framework and the Zend_Service_Akismet component. I am too lazy to figure it out myself. Why think when the answer is 35 characters away.

Thomas Rosenstand [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

"Søgemaskineoptimering" which is the Danish word for Search Engine Optimization. And before that I searched for "HTC Diamond" hence I wish to give my wife a new cell phone.

Dave Shaw [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

[google adwords language and location targetting] – because someone in my company is asking me about it and I had to make sure that what I was saying to him was correct!

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

mars water

;-)

Jan Červinka [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Read an article about climbing Mount Blanc and wanted to see how Grand Couloir looks like... so I searched "Grand Couloir" :-)

Stumblng Tumblr [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

"Men don't make passes at women with glasses".

For a joke on my blog: stumblng.tumblr.com/post/44314 ...

adb [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Here are my last five, from my Web History, starting from the oldest:

input type button: to see if "button" was a valid type of input element (couldn't remember for some reason)

jquery igoogle gadget: to see if it was possible (and if so, how) to use javascript frameworks in igoogle gadgets

"we currently don't support chat in this browser": to see if anyone else was seeing this new message on their iGoogle pages (I'm in the dev sandbox)

del.icio.us batch tag: to see if a tool existed to allow me to more easily edit my delicious bookmarks en masse

delicious tag venn: once my tag reorganization was done, I wanted to see if someone had made an application to show a venn diagram of one's delicious bookmarks (to determine how well I was making use of tags)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[iphone 3g]

Because I was too lazy to type in the full URL for the Apple site.

Rainer Wasserfuhr [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

video.google.com/videosearch?q ...

because of the last line at albannikolaiherbst.twoday.net/ ...

Jerome Eteve [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

new delicious design

Teto [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

i searched for "laser cutting europe" to find an alternative to ponoko

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

searched for 'history' to find google web history, to find my last search

cashba [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

[vogels]
I need to hung up my LCD ;)

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef ...
have you seen this one? for the purpose :))

poor webmaster [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Photoshop CS3 osx crak

why... for educational purpose only

dave [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

haitus

to make sure it meant what I thought it meant

Lockwood [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Tourmaline- wanted to look up the formula, curious whether its piezoelectric properties are related to its thermoelectric properties; they are. And the formula is disasterous.

Aaron Bassett [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Last couple of searches:

£35 in USD – I often use google as a quick currency converter.

6 hours in seconds – Guess I tend to use Google to convert alot of things (this was for a piece of code at work, think put in the actual time is more readable than '6*60*60')

ABC Glasgow – Venue in Glasgow I wanted to check some gig listings for.

stratego – Board game that I was trying to explain to a couple of people from work in pub last night. Looking for the wikipedia article to fwd to them.

Dariusz Siedlecki [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

google chart api

Joerg H [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Searched for "adeona" because I wanted to find out if they have any problems saving data while tracking my notebook – can't retrieve data right now. No information on that available, so I used their contact form.

Allison Reynolds [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Ed Dale Mankini

Today is Ed Dale Mankini Day and I was checking to see who else was writing about it

Blue [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Search For Cuil, new search engine. Want to know how google search cuil and cuil search for google

Bas [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

magicolor 2300w paperweight

I needed to know the maximum paperweight this printer can handle without choking ;)

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Asked Google about it of course, came up emptyhanded; couldn't log in to Web History in mobile condition to double-check that.

google.com/search?q=what.did.i ...

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #


[power socket ireland]

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

John, you're coming to Ireland? Yay! I can get you an adapter if you're coming to the midlands for free, as many as you want! My uncle sells them!

My last one was vmware fusion education, to see if I could get an education discount on it :D cheapskate

Aztecsoft [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

To know, how to index small pictures using Picasa

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Philipp, you should have used your technique to plant web history* for all those checking their web history for their last search term... ;-)

* blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-0 ...

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Haven't searched anything so far this morning (just woke up), but the last thing I searched last night was:

"Reconfirm Reservation northwest site:nwa.com"

The query speaks for itself. Unfortunately I am doing that for somebody else, don't get to go vacation. :-/

Tim Johansson [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

"early-wittgenstein verificationism" due to an xkcdb.com/?2124

Amit Agarwal [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

blog ping service -pingomatic

Ronarchy [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Kendra Wilkinson golf
- wanted to see more pics of her bare butt while she was playing golf at a charity event.

Teodor Filimon [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

I searched for 'Eclipse 2008' :)

Simon S. [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

62,27$ in €

guess why.

Marcin Sochacki (Wanted) [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[paul anka] – cause my colleague won a ticket to his concert in Sopot, Poland. I wanted to make fun of him by creating a collage of his and Anka's picture side by side with a caption "find 10 differences".

Jaan Kanellis [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

Fun question. HostingCon 2008. Searching for blog posts to do some nifty reputation management on.

Frank S [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I Searched for my user name on deviant art, to inspect how much of my digital work has been shared on the web.

TheMadHat [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Oddly enough "hot vagina" because I was doing research for my blog post yesterday.

themadhat.com/google/google-im ...

Really.

Andrei N. [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

[CIP]
There were some Romanian candies some time ago. I've talked to a friend about them.

bnudahu [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I searched for "发电机"(generator),because the power supply was shut down almost everyday, due to shortage of coal.

Chris B [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

"Luule Viilma" – An Estonia spiritual teacher and author of a book my wife is reading. She got it from a friend while visiting Finland a coupel of years ago but never picked it up. It discusses the connection between our health and the state of our mind.

"Autentica Portland" – A restaurant in Portland, OR. Kicks ass!

"angry chicken" – a local Portland blog that was featured in a Best Of edition of our local rag the Willamette Week.

"Willamette Week" – to make sure I spelled "Willamette Week" correctly.

quet [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Search – Rihanna's age (co-workers were chatting about it, so I checked)
Images – Palm Trees (want to get one or two)
News – Sirius XM merger and info about the company I work for
Finance – some future stock prospects
Maps – directions for a road trip next week
Shopping – 8gb flash drive

I don't really remember too many specific searches since I don't keep web history or cache. But I do know that for the last few dozen queries I've ran, the site or answer I wanted was either first or almost always in the top 3 results! It's been a while since I've had to hunt through the SERPS looking for something.

DaveN [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

last search live.com :) just lazy should change homepage really

DaveN

blockhead [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

firefox addons site – machine just got reimaged...

bwaje [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

1) "kazahkstan", to spell it correctly, not the case though...
2) "dpreview", cause I don't have the adress in my mind nor in favorites (a lazy one)
3)"pentax 16-45" a good lens...
4)"kiwi helmets" I need a new one

Lester McGrath-Rosario [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

That's like asking "What were you thinking about?"

define: [insert word here]

Jeff [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

facebook developers as a news search:
I remembered something about facebook only opening up the full API to 24 developers that were all big name media corporations, and was trying to confirm that.

VMRC:
Virtual Machine Remote Client:
For administering a Sharepoint virtual server

S. Nilesh [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

"RedirectPermanent"

This is an Apache Configuration Directive...

I searched this to know whether it existed in 1.3 version or not and post a comment on a tutorial.

Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

fedex – needed to look up a door tag number for a package

wolf howl favicon – because we added a new favicon for Google Analytics after Michael Gray asked for it

Pete [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

ipv6 site:mpd.sourceforge.net

I wanted to find at which layer ipv6cp should be enabled in MPD's (Multi-link PPP daemon for FreeBSD, not the player) config.

Chris Sacca [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

hyponatremia ibuprofen – (About to do an Ironman tomorrow while still sick with a cold and I have been reading that taking ibuprofen during the race could lead to this nasty hyponatremia condition)

Kate Morris [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

twirl, wanted to see where they were from, tracking issues.

Kieran Hawe [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

last search was my own name "kieran hawe" you have to stay on top of your own personal branding

mitakas [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

tfsu – this is yoda's way of saying stfu

Daniel Bower [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

turn me up

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"Rakim" the hip hop artist.

Jess Joyce [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

web design :)

Sue Cline [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

My last search was for the Virginia Association for Persons in Supported Employment.

This is addictive!

www.chaaban.info [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

My last search : 307 redirection

Canna [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

"How to make tofu" ^^;

jimstips [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

"How much water does a dog need?"

Come on, we have a puppy, she pees a lot, and we wanted to know....

tpmcgee [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

how to turn wooden tops on a lathe

the kids need some home made toys

seocompatible [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

custom t-shirts

ard [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

[time in israel] to get the onebox to see if it was too late to call a cousin if Shabbat already started (sundown Friday).

David Sanger [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

google.com/search?q="What+Did+You+Last+Search+
for+in+Google?"

NorCalSEM [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Gisele Hiscock – doh!

Matt Inertia [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I searched for internet music marketing

DE [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

"opsd3" to get the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 3rd Edition

Pedro Dias [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

[iphone 2.0 unresponsive]

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think it would have been "blue", as I was comparing search results on Cuil vs Google. Spent some time then using Live search to look up non-Cuil (search engine) references to Cuil in Gaelic place names, since the Live index doesn't seem to get updated as quickly as the Google one, and I wanted to avoid the mass spam of recent Cuil entries. Seems that cuil in place names refers to "back" and not "knowledge", but whatever.

I use Firefox quick searches, so for definitions it's "dict <word>", for Wikipedia it's "wp <word>", and so on – lots of direct links to site searches, so I may be using the Google search engine without hitting Google. Spelling is handled inline. For maps I'll use maps.live.com (faster drilldown via middle-click drag if I know the geographic area well) or maps.google.com (multi-point modifiable directions, bus times).

Justin Mewse [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

For the Berlin electronic act: modeselektor
I wanted to find the right spelling for a last.fm search so tried:
modeselecktor, modeselekter, modeselktor
google told me right!

Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

mrbene, this link might interest you: pcworld.com/businesscenter/art ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

weather in wurzburg, Germany. To know how the weather will be tomorrow ;)

varun [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

Piet Beertema – to know who he is coz the author of mentioned him in his site

Dax Brady Sheehan [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

My Name.

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]matt excellent. Saves me from xkcd.com/386/

cliff [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

"One hit wonders"
Because I was trying to get songs stuck in my co-worker's head.
I like to play a song really low until I start to hear him hum it, then I laugh at him for being such a douche and singing "Barbie Girl."

Joe Vautour [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

"Rona" because I wasn't sure of the url for www.rona.ca lol. It is a big box hardware store chain in Canada similar to Home Depot. I wanted to sign up for the email newsletter (for purposes relating to my job).

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I searched for the Virgin Radio homepage. Before, I googled hosting pages.

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"Zasalamel Soul Calibur 4" – the game is immensely beautiful and fun. I was just browsing characters and such.

ph [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Guitar Freaks :
And its relation to Rock Revolution

faux_pseudo [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I can't answer that because my search results might get released and cross refferance the results with this post and discover who I am. /ysosrs

Misselenaeous [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

"twitter search" wondering why my Twitter page lacks a link to their (new) search component... am I missing something???

LMP [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Metatron – the character from Dogma

sohil [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"who is next to google ?"

Wendy Boswell [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

"how long is the great wall"

We are watching a show on the Travel Channel about cruises to Asia and wanted to know how long the Great Wall was. I guessed 4000 miles, the husband didn't agree, and I was right. Thanks Google!

Rochi [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Cricket
Check the score between England and South Africa

Christian BS [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Porn.

Because I was horny.

dave [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

OK Phllip, now what are you planning to do with all these? (;

adrian [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Searched for 'bloglines secure connection failed' because I'm getting an error in Firefox 3. (They're working on a fix.)

Tomi Häsä [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

Finnish word [sää] (weather) and acronym [vr] (finnish railways), because before I travelled by train today I wanted to know what the weather would be.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Been away for a week, so I've had to look it up

500 USD in GBP

Can't remember why :-P

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

puget sound energy – made sure the gas is disconnected before the renters move in

Alvaro T. [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

TecnoBicoca

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Contact Info for Canada Customs – Compliance Management Division
Why – need verification procedures for Data Compliance

AL7AIR [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

TR2N – To see if there is a better version of the ComicCon cam-trailer anywhere on the net.

yaarik [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

imax cape town
? to see why it was closed

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Montauk Monster

Why – Wanted to see if there was any more information about it other than a really weird picture.

google.com/search?q=Montauk+Mo ...

Amir E. Aharoni [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

nokia ogg drm

I was delighted to learn that Mozilla developers will push for audio and video support in Firefox 3.1, and they will push for open media formats, which mostly means Ogg – despite W3C's indecision about the matter, under Nokia's pressure. So i wanted to recall that unpleasant matter.

Dumitru [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

kaspersky antivirus crack

Mehmet Cihangir [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

girisimcilik to check my blog
girisimcilik.blogspot.com

Harsh T [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

"lively" to know about Google's new service

<> Joseph <> [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Icons, templates, and more Icons :P

Im working on a new project (i wont tell u ^^) jaja!

Its my Idea!! don`t copy! O.o! (phrase related to the complicated world of world wide web)

I dont know i u understand me Lol! im from spain i hope i spoke english better ...

anonymous patron [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

katekyo hitman reborn merchandise.

because i really have nothing better to do with my life.

faysal Siddiqui [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

"bank Statement"

because i was doing some research on the banks.

Erik Høy [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

"harper scout" neverwinter

Because I was playing video games, and wanted to know about the prestige class of Harper Scouts in videogame Neverwinter Nights

Jenny Reiswig [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I looked for firefox lost bookmarks
My computer crashed with Firefox open and I "lost" my profiles and bookmarks. I found them again but then I wanted to know why it might have happened, if there was a bad update or something.

Seraph [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]
3 days ago #

I had to go back to my Google Web History to know. Searching Google is so automatic I usually don't even remember I did it.

ME TOO...

Here it is: Share the land

a song of "The Guess Who", to test google music.

kb [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

My boss

Jeton [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

linksys port routing + uTorrent

Also, i've paused my Google Search History, and don't plan to turn it on again. It gives me the creeps knowing that it saves all my searches!

Bram [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Changing phonenumber iPhone

- Because i needet it :)

Marc [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Looking for sources of antiquarian special interest magazines (aquaristic related, German language)

Not very successful, there is no big market.

Juan Pablo [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

subxime, a twitter account

THE BOMB. [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

last thing i searched for was "sexy chicks in lingerie"

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

time GMT Beijing

Ogelo [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

CakePHP

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