WordPress 3.0 is Thelonious. That might sound a little scary or almost evil but it’s actually a tribute to Thelonious Monk. Most likely Matt Mullenweg’s over-interest in Jazz fueled that one. TL;DR about WP3.0 – it’s niiiiiiiiiiiice. Check new default theme on it too.
Now to google bot, go update these pages from cache please:
Page rank and MSN avatars. This is a shameless plug to get these pages updated in Google.
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I need backup internet service to back up my already “sucky” internet service!
Here in Costa Rica the internet is terrible. At home it is OK but in the office it is always falling over. We are on a huge waiting list for Wi Max and until then we just have to suck it up. In Canada and the United States, we never really have issues with our internet connection unless we live in remote areas of the country.
At least in the more remote parts of North America we have options. We should all be glad about his because since I moved here, I am somewhat limited. There aren’t a lot of companies who specialize in dial-up internet and DSL service. We’re kinda tied here to the one service provider but things are about to change. Rumours of Comcast coming here and investing is huge right now. The same with the telecommunications monopoly also with five potential new companies coming here.
I wish we had the same flexible options here in Costa Rica that we have in north America.
Just like in 2008, Google April Fool‘s pranks are for sure going to be all over their web services.
Check Youtube, Search and all their other products today. I’ll leave you with two more, one is a video April Fool prank on Youtube and the other is in their Search. First the video, after the break… Continue reading
From: Jesus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Searching for religion
I made a big mistake by getting my mates to claim I was G-d’s son. Some people took me too seriously and now I have a shedload of believers that need convincing I was just pulling a stunt.
Can you set me up with a website so I can inform the masses that I am just a dead guy with holes in my hands and being Jewish is the way to go.
I will pay you with very old shekels my Mum gave me when she did the DNA test proving Joseph was my Dad, he nearly killed her over that prank.
I thought this was funny. Then again, my sense of humor is weird because I like to use a paint roller frame to paint walls.
Many earthquakes occur every day around the world. I’ve written a few articles about Vancouver earthquakes in the past only because the topic presented itself with the worry that was going on in British Columbia at the time.
Now, more that ever I feel inclined to track earthquakes since Haiti and Chile had some pretty devastating mass movements, but also because I now live in Costa Rica, which itself is an earthquake zone (see map below). In fact, we felt the fall out from an earthquake off the coast of Chile just last week.
Apart from the US Geological Survey’s latest earthquake site, the best and most concise resource I have found is on Twitter and by following WheresItShaking. These two sites alone can keep me up to date with what’s going on in the world.
At school, I always wanted to get involved with Geology and enjoyed the study of Plate Tectonics. As well as my studies as a Chemist, I won’t ever forget the enjoyment of studying rocks and the earth, most likely because of the fact that the school trips (or at least one of them) was most legendary.
If you’re like me and you don’t like the fact that Google has an old cache of your site or pages and you’re running a blog then you do have options.
Nowadays people are churning out content and trying to remain in top position for their selected category or niche and it’s getting harder and harder to write unique content, so coming up with an idea on what the hell to blog about is actually really hard.
Now back to the matter at hand. Many of my pages in Google’s cache are displaying the error when some bastards tried to hack my site:
As you can see this is appearing in the ‘btard’ category. It is a dumb category, and meaningless I know but it was a test term that this whole site was based around way back. I have some work to do.
So you, like me have a (WordPress) blog and you have a cached listing that you want to update so why not make a post (like this one) and check that box relevant to the category (and search result page) and hope that your pinger tells google that you want a refresh on that cache.
Well, that will work. That image above was snapped on “2010-03-13 at 9.18.53 AM” (the image name is “Screen shot 2010-03-13 at 9.18.53 AM.png”). We’ll see how long it takes to fix the cache.
I’ll follow up with other ways to update cached listings.