Strange Googlings of Late



I knew that Google was huge, especially for developers and techies, but the ratio of everyday search Google hits to non-Google hits leading to my blog amazes me.  Google is at least 30 to 1 the favorite.  This was even when yahoo was using google technology.  Here are some of the more interesting searches that have led people to me:


 


Edicate


According to my referrers page I’m not alone with my inability to spell this word. I’ve probably helped more non-developers with this one post than any of my other posts.  I’m also one of the last place my parents ever thought anyone would go to for the meaning of the word. 


 


Free Powerpoint Penguins


If I had penguins that could use powerpoint they certainly would not be free.  They would be called MBA school graduates and they would make a bunch more money than they would probably be worth.  Ok, that was a low blow to my friends who majored in “Cupcake Engineering“… I mean “management of technology”.



 


How do penguins interact with other penguins


Not well, if the searches below are any indication.


 


When Penguins Attack


Either people are searching for this post or for video clips for use in the next fox special. 


 


Penguins Being Evil


Isn’t this like looking for “Kittens being evil”?


 


Penguins Are Evil


Ok ok, my opinion of the penguin was dead wrong.


 


Salt Shaker Testing


And variations of this theme have convinced me that there is either a much larger failure rate for salt shakers than I ever imagined, the people responsible for testing these don’t know how to do their job, or maybe this is just an overused MS interview question.  The hits here have seriously made me consider using this as a potential title to a book on testing. I’ll at least have to write a blog entry that explains what people asking this question may be looking for. J


 


And my recent favorite…


How I lock the bad pictures in my computer


Ok, this just conjures up an image in my head of these little “picture monsters” trapped inside this persons computer that are trying to loosen the screws to the case from the inside out.  Maybe they are little penguins. 


 


“They think they are bears”


josh

Comments (13)

  1. Louis Parks says:

    Perhaps the penguins are revolting due to be whacked so often recently (http://62.116.30.116/index.html).

  2. Matt Cosier says:

    Your use of the words penguin and powerpoint in the same sentence remind me of a powerpoint animation me and my brother made when I was about 15 years old.

    It was called ‘penguins revenge’, it was made using standard clipart of a guy bending over, and a penguin was animated doing something kinda nasty.

    Lovely isnt it? — Ah, the joys of being immature

    Matt

  3. OmegaSupreme says:

    LMAO, wont be long before those evil free powerpoint penguins attack.

  4. YOu have heard Rory Blythe do Google Weirdos on DotNetRocks and on his website right?

    These lists are always funny. Did you just read through your logs to get these or do you have something that parses out the Google queries?

  5. josh ledgard says:

    Yeah, while I was compiling my list someone pointed me to Rory’s site. I wish .TEXT would parse the search URL’s for the words for me, but but it doesn’t. I go through the logs pretty frequently though to extrapolate myself.

  6. One neat thing I enjoy about having a weblog is that I can view the referrers to see how people navigated to my page. Being a self-confessed search engine junky (hey, that’s why they pay me the big bucks!), I take great pleasure in reading others’

  7. One neat thing I enjoy about having a weblog is that I can view the referrers to see how people navigated to my page. Being a self-confessed search engine junky (hey, that’s why they pay me the big bucks!), I take great pleasure in reading others’

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