Archive for the ‘Search’ Category

Muslims in niqab / burqa smile for the camera no eyes visible

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Someone forwarded me a photo of Muslims in burqa / niqab today by email with a comment about "incongruity". Here it is: I wasn't immediately convinced it couldn't have been improved for comic effect using something like gimp. I searched for "Image Search", thinking I could just find similar images and ...

Getting a multi-language page on a Chinese search engine

Friday, October 26th, 2012

I made a multi-language page for recently that switches between language based on the Accept-Language header sent by the User-Agent or by setting a session variable. There's an English version (the default), a Malay version and a Chinese version. I've had sites online before that are aggressively crawled by ...

Google, Bing, other search engines OpenSearch link missing?

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

When did that happen? In a demo that reminded me of days working in large software houses, I showed my brother-in-law how he could add Google to his IE9 search engine list by just going to Google's homepage and right-clicking the search engine drop-down list for the "Add Google Search..." ... simple mobile version

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_1038" align="alignright" width="237" caption=" mobile search on my Nokia 6500 Classic"][/caption] really wasn't working very well on any of our mobile phones (handphones as they're called in Malaysia), as the search had been using a terrible cross-domain javascript hack to fetch results from the back-end. A couple of things ...

OpenSearch – the best search feature with no browser support

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

[caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Suggestions in Firefox from the OpenSearch facility"][/caption] I've been working on for too long with no updates, so I've moved a recent version of the site online. I don't have enough spare resources for a separate development system, so it may occasionally appear to be ...