The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Not feeling the love

I went to search for a post I wrote about a “Swedish programming language” (why? For reasons). I did what I usually do and search Google and got nothing (and adding quotes to the search term returned an explicit “No results! Ha ha!”). Sensing a pattern, I decided to hit Bing and … no results. And it appears that Bing ignores quotes around the search term.

I wanted this page! It even has the phrase “Swedish programming language” in the XXXXXXX page! (I finally found it by manually searching the site on my server)

Do Google and Bing no longer love me? Is it because I'm not encrypting all the things? Because I'm not running over HTTP/2? Or is the phrase “Swedish programming language” too obscure to bother doing a proper search? Oh wait! I know! It's because those pages weren't updated within the last twenty minutes!


Obligatory Picture

[The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades]

Obligatory Contact Info

Obligatory Feeds

Obligatory Links

Obligatory Miscellaneous

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:, 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 important.

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.

Copyright © 1999-2024 by Sean Conner. All Rights Reserved.