> >Unfortunately, it's not quite a meta-site index which returns hits from
> >all 21 geek sites; you have to pick one from a popup. Soon, though, I
I got a note from Glenn Davis suggestig that I hadn't tried the megaSearch
service, which does hit multiple sites you tick off. [see below]
[I must say, Glenn is either a closet FoRKwatcher or a very fast egosurfer :-)]
> Feh! It's the second worthless site this week (after www.ual.com).
Now, now, even ual.com has its upsides. Sure, it's a technologically top-heavy
piece of framed JavaCrypted crap -- it *consistently* crashes netscape -- they
do have e-fares now, so the weekend getaway fares are worth it. And, they're
giving away 1,000 bonus miles for online tix...
[Although not as dramatic as, say Northwest, which is offering $549 weekend
fares from Baltimore and Boston and Dallas and Detroit and Minneaoplis and New
York and Philadelphia and DC to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.]
> Your query "Fielding" matched 0 documents. 0 documents retrieved.
megaSEARCH yielded 145 hits. Including a ref to CSS2 WD -- what are you doing
> >The search results screen is really well-designed and visually
> >appealing, by the way.
> Ummm, is that a code phrase for "it sucks"?
Nah, it's a code word for reasonable. It still has some bugs, like an extra
two inches of whitespace inside a result, and it's not an "instant surfboard"
Now, monsieur bolcer, as for your outlandish claims:
> But of course, I also searched MS Sitebuilder and it listed
> myself as "WWW Security Maven", "HTTP/1.1 Author", and
> "WebDAV Chair". It's good to be the king.
The only Web security maven known to AltaVista is moi. You can be the king of
FoRK -- after all, who can hold a candle to Tim! -- but you'll have a hard
time masquerading as Roy, Jim, and Rohit all at once (at elast now tihout a
very, very good, tanning foundation :-)
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 22:44:12 -0800
From: Glenn Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks for your kind words re: devSEARCH.
The "search all indexed sites" option was removed from the dropdowns
because of a huge proportion of people doing silly searches for words like
"html" accross all indexed sites. This was causing the server to be a bit
sluggish on a heavy traffic period so i removed the possibility from the
However, from your comments, I'm betting you didn't try the megaSEARCH
feature that allows you to selectively choose multiple sites to search.
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