Ken sent me this link to the Kart00 Metasearch engine.
It uses Flash to
an almost pathological extreme, but you can choose the HTML
interface (and be
careful—once you choose, there doesn't seem to be a way to change short of
removing any cookies you have for their domain).
It is an interesting concept and I think I know what they're doing. When
you do a search (and yes, the Flash interface is nicer; the HTML interface crashed Mozilla
0.9.9 in an endless series of message boxes) the result is a graph of the
results. The size of a node (search result) is apparently directly
proportional to the relevance of the search, and the connections between the
nodes (the edges) are similar terms between the two pages.
For instance, I did a search for “sean spc conner” and the two largest
results (one for www.classiccmp.org
and www.conman.org) are linked by
the terms “captain” and “napalm” (wonder why?). You can also remove
terms from a list on the side.
All in all, it is an interesting view into search results and the
ability to remove terms is quite nice (and can give dramatic changes—for
instance, I removed the terms “captain” and “napalm” and the resulting
graph was completely different with no one node dominating and the
big result from the last search, www.conman.org isolated and not
connected to any other node).
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
It is assumed that every brand name, slogan, corporate name,
symbol, design element, et cetera mentioned in these pages is a
protected and/or trademarked entity, the sole property of its
owner(s), and acknowledgement of this status is implied.