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Sugar for your Caffeine

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I couldn’t figure out the difference between Google Caffeine and Google Regular.  Caffeine been out only a couple of days and there are already tools to compare the two.  Four at last count.

Facesaerch and CompareCaffine are similar in functionality, but I haven’t been able to compare since Caffeine is down for system maintenance.

But both Caffeine and Regular are too rich for my taste.  For now I will stick to Google Lite.

High on Caffeine, making Wave

Revealed by Google of a super secret project they have been working on for a few months, completely overhauling the underlying infrastructure that would change the way Google crawl, index and rank web pages.

Matt Cutts claims the search results will still be very close to what they have been in the past.  But believing it to be a big enough change, Google opened a sandbox for users to try the new architecture.  I did, couldn’t spot the difference.  Then again, I was never good at spotting differences.

Give it a spin and if you get bored, surf on over to the hour and a half video of Wave, that would knock your socks off.

Bye, bye Rat

The Year of the Rat. That was 2008, all gone and in the past now.

The Year of the Ox is upon us. In the Chinese zodiac, ox is the sign of prosperity through hard work and resilience. We may have to work harder this year to overcome some of what we lost to the rats last year, but as the Chinese say “Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up”. So it would be our resilience and persistence, qualities of an ox, which will get us through this year and into prosperity.

I hadn’t intended to have a Chinese theme for this post, but as it appears that I have, I will throw in one more wisdom from the land of dragons.  Wēijī, the symbol of crises in Chinese. While there is controversy on how one interprets this symbol, there seems to be a wide acceptance that the first part of the symbol represents danger, while the second can be loosely interpreted to mean opportunity. Hence it seems that while there is danger in any crises, there are always opportunities. So are their opportunities in the current economic crises? I sure hope so. Happy New Year.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Great 2009

Watch the video from Japan and …

What I want for Christmas

Watch the video.

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