Any way to search the mailing list archives?

Richard Esplin richard-lists at esplins.org
Fri Apr 27 14:06:37 MDT 2012


Doh! I didn't notice the year.

DuckDuckGo is still a nice tool in the toolbox, however.

On Friday April 27 2012 14:04:43 Richard Esplin <richard-lists at esplins.org> wrote:
> 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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