Any way to search the mailing list archives?

Richard Esplin richard-lists at esplins.org
Fri Apr 27 14:04:43 MDT 2012


It isn't open source, but I turn to DuckDuckGo when Google lets me down:

http://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aplug.org+registrar

The only link is the one you want. Of course you then need to search in your browser through the very long archive for September.

Richard


On Friday April 27 2012 12:08:22 Daniel Fussell <dfussell at byu.edu> wrote:
> On 04/27/2012 10:54 AM, Michael Torrie wrote:
> > On 04/27/2012 09:27 AM, Lonnie Olson wrote:
> >> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM, Michael Torrie<torriem at gmail.com>  wrote:
> >>> I'm trying to find our last discussion on domain name registrars, but I
> >>> can't find a good way to search this list archives.  Have I missed
> >>> anything on plug.org's site, or maybe my google fu is failing me?
> >> Just use Google.
> >>
> >> "site:plug.org rhel"
> > Are you suggesting "rhel" is a keyword that will return name registrar
> > threads?  Cause I already tried "site:plug.org domain name registrars"
> > and got nothing relevant.  I got a 2006 thread as the second hit.  Not
> > terribly relevant anymore.  When I tried to restrict the hits to last
> > year, google turns up nothing.  I should try bing as Google is sucking
> > more and more at returning relevant links.  Google used to be great for
> > linux results,
> 
> I yearn for the days when my search page had only a simple text field, 
> an image, and 2 search buttons; and when the result list was just as 
> simple and helpful.  Then they started sticking their fingers in 
> everyone else's pie, tasting each one repeatedly.  Now a 500MHz ARM 
> processor isn't enough to render the simplified mobile search page in 
> under 60 seconds, let alone the results.  I'm beginning to think wading 
> through the unsorted results from AOLs' original Webcrawler would be 
> faster and easier.  Or even surfing semi-random links directly.
> 
> Yes, Google is now the Walmart of the Internets, and has gone down the 
> series-of-tubes.  I'm half tempted to start an open-source, distributed 
> search engine akin to SETI at home.
> 
> ;-Daniel Fussell
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