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Fun with Googlism – what does google think about you?

October 10, 2005

Via Lorelles Blog, I came across a link to Googlism, where you can see what google thinks about you. Below are the highlights of what google thinks about me – my favourites in bold.

kristine is the most wonderful girl in all
kristine is a blog
kristine is getting ready for the 1999 women’s world cup
kristine is a keeper of the past
kristine is also the liaison to various united nations agencies
kristine is a superstar for this team
kristine is a sweetheart
kristine is throwing a big party to celebrate the success she has enjoyed during the year
kristine is trapped in the year 1871 and there is no sign of christina who is still missing
kristine is the best
kristine is the most wonderful girl in all the worlds
kristine is wonderful
kristine is one of the lucky few who don’t get any
kristine is such a good actress
kristine is duped by lawyer robert redford in order than he may steal some files relating to a case he’s working on
kristine is a fine energy source
kristine is going to shut the fuck up now because her site is officially full of bullshit
kristine is the webmistress of love
kristine is abducted and sealed up in an old trunk
kristine is stronger than ever
kristine is really happy now that she has collected all the moomin (what??)

 

Opera

September 28, 2005

As Opera has been free for a while, I have decided to give it a go. I have been thinking about trying it out for a while, but I was put off by the adverts – and I didn’t really want to pay for a browser. But now it’s free, so I downloaded a copy.

Obviously, being Norwegian I am patriotic by nature, so the fact that Opera is from Norway is going to be a plus in my book, and I’m very impressed so far. I love the voice thing, even though it takes up extra space on the computer. I haven’t got a microphone, so I haven’t tried out the voice commands yet, but I have had my computer read me the news while I was doing the ironing, which was quite cool… Also, getting it to read pages not in English produces hilarious results…

I’m not sure what I think about the layout yet, it seems a little messy, but it can be customised so I’m sure I’ll be able to tweak it a little. There’s loads of skins available as well, so you can really personalise it. I don’t think it has extensions like firefox, but I use both browsers, so it doesn’t really matter that much. And I find that having a lot of extensions in firefox tends to slow it down a lot anyway. 

One of the coolest things about Opera has to be sessions though. If you have a lot of pages you often visit, you can open them all in different tabs, and save it as a session. That way, you can go to open session next time you want those pages, and as if by magic – there they all are!

I haven’t tried the mail function yet (I’m too attached to my Outlook), so I can’t say anything about that, but it has a built in rss-feed reader, which is good. (Although I’m testing out searchfox rss for that as well). 

So all in all, I think Opera is great. It has all the must have functions like tabbed browsing, integrated search and pop-up blocker, and it has a few really cool extras like the voice thing, and sessions. The only problem so far has been the lack of capability with the fancy post-editor here at wordpress.com… So what are you waiting for? Download it. Now.

Worldpress.com Golden ticket

September 27, 2005

So, I’ve been wondering what to do with my wordpress invite. Do you want it? If so, leave a comment and tell me how happy it would make you!