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01/03/2007 10:56:26 UTC+01:00

Different ways to search the net

My main search engine is Google, as it has always suited me best. But lately, I've been getting more and more irrelevant results.
It's probably caused by its own success: more and more people are (mis)using this search engine, and more and more pages are being cached.

That's not really an excuse though... when I search something, I expect that the most relevant pages are placed on top.
Microsoft's Live search is doing this for me now, but that's probably because it is still new. Now that it is being used as the standard search engine in Internet Explorer 7, I suspect that its popularity will grow fast.
After a while, Live Search too, will be filled with advertising, warez, etc.

This means I'm searching for alternatives. I will probably stick with Google, but trying out something new can't be bad.

I stumbled upon these - lesser known - search engines:


Actually, this isn't really a search engine, but combines the results of the most used search engines (Google, Yahoo!, MSN Search and Ask, and probably some more). This way, the results are a bit more accurate, as the results shown here, passed the validation of all those search engines.


This one also makes use of different search engines to display the best results.
But instead of just showing your search results in a list, it gives you a visual representation, showing the results linked to eachother.
It has a lot of search options that regular search engines don't have. Just try it out, you'll see what I mean...
For those that don't like Flash, there's a (simplified) HTML version too.

06/02/2007 14:38:17 UTC+01:00

Belgium surprises the world, again

Cigarettes filled the crimesceneAfter the MP3 player incident with Joe Van Holsbeeck, we now have the cigarette incident with Bart Bonroy.

This 18 year old guy was waiting for a bus with his friend Jilles Coopman, while someone asks them for a cigarette, which they refused to give. After that, he pulls his knife and stabs both guys in the belly.

Bart BonroyBart Bonroy died because of those injuries in the hospital...

This weekend, I was in Ostend, and visited the place where it all happened.
The pavement was filled with flowers, candles, letters, and... cigarettes - to show how pointless this murder is.

01/02/2007 22:46:40 UTC+01:00

Belgian beach, here I come!

I am getting ready for our trip to Ostend... don't know what to pack, really.
It's just three days, so I don't want to take too much baggage, as I probably won't even use it (or unpack it at all!).

Starting to sound like a woman...

One thing I'm not going to forget, is my digicam!

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