Microsoft announced their long anticipated Google Killer today. Announced as Beta, the search’s has several small innovations — you get to search your desktop and Encarta from the same bar the way on Google you can search for text, images and news (which you can also do on MSN Search).
I ran a little search, singing of myself as Walt would, for paul jones (no quotes). Below are the results.
14,288,684 (0.19 seconds)
14,700,000 (0.21 seconds)
9,510,000 (0.08 sec)
1,982 (0.10 seconds)
8,010 (0.34 seconds)
840 (0.68 seconds)
16,000 (0.08 seconds)
13,069 (0.08 sec)
150 (0.01 seconds)
677,000 (0.23 seconds)
7,590 confirmed / 223,000 total results (0.19 seconds)
I blocked all the Texas Hold’em and Poker comment spam with AuthImage a while back, but starting early this morning I’ve been hit by Traceback spam! Grrrrrr.
Easy to delete, but like comment spam, a real pain and it bypasses AuthImage somehow.
Lots about this on the WordPress site. Hope to be reading through this and this and this later today.