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YouTube is seriously broken for 64bit Linux, as is its service

11.03.2009 1 comment

[UPDATE] Seems YouTube found that uploader Javascript issue and fixed it the very next day! Thanks.

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So I got this video that I’d like to upload to Youtube… Its not the first time, I already uploaded a few videos, and lets face it, all thats needed is a html form and a submit button, no?

Well, seems its not that easy.

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Why you should use Google Chrome

03.09.2008 8 comments

Sorry, can’t think of anything.

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Google’s blind love for Wikipedia

11.07.2008 Leave a comment

I found a great article about Google’s algorithmic failure when it comes to Wikipedia. According to Google most users like Wikipedia entries in the SERPs, so far so good. But Graywolf has some high-ranking (often #1) wikipedia results with nearly no content. He tested with Tour de France cities (Google really likes the Tour de France!), Lannemezan one is my favorite (if there is more content now than please check some older revisions of that article).

Now Google, tell us again that content is everything. ;-)

Glen, I know, there was no need for me to post today, but therefor I don’t have to post on the weekend, I leave that up to you!

Categories: Google

Google and Privacy

08.07.2008 Leave a comment

Google added – after 8 years – a Privacy link to their homepage. Due to Googles layout – Nazis the “Google” – link had to get removed, apparently there is a word limit for their homepage.

I think its cynical to replace the word “Google” with the word “Privacy”. Google still insists that IP addresses aren’t personal data. Nice try. Sure, an IP address without a date and time is possibly useless (but hey, most companies have static IP addresses, Google forgot about those), but Google surely saves the date and time as well.

Probably this court decision made Google think a bit? Lets see what will happen next…

Categories: Google

Google doesn’t love blogs anymore [Update]

07.07.2008 Leave a comment

So this post is somehow a test, I’ve read it quite often now that Google stopped showing blogs in the SERPs, even though the posts can be found in the blog search.

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Googlebot becomes Spambot

16.04.2008 1 comment

Google seems to go one step too far. So they fill out forms with random words on websites and submits them! Now thats a smart idea, isn’t it!

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How hosting foreign files risks your users security

08.04.2008 1 comment

I found this interesting post about a security hole in Google Code. Its quite complex, though the post is written very well, so you’ll be able to get the point easily.

Basic idea is that thanks to some tricks you can get a Java file thats uploaded to Google Code to start from everywhere and have access to the whole google domain. So if you’re a Google user and you are logged in this java applet is logged in as well.

Google was able to disable this unwanted functionality, but I’m pretty sure that if you search for other websites with those problems you’ll find em out there.

Gooogle missed this one

15.02.2008 1 comment

Google (yes, two o’s) seems to be quite interested in misspelled Google-domains.

If you use www.gogle.com or www.goggle.com or www.gooogle.com, they all go back to Big Brother himself.

The same seems to be valid for Germany, There is www.gogle.de and www.goggle.de, but then there is this nice www.gooogle.de. Its not owned by Google, but for whatever strange reason there is no content either. By just putting a link to Google and some ads on that one you should be able to make some money without any effort. And for some reason Google doesn’t bother, otherwise they could’ve sued them and would own that domain by now.

Yeah, it is easy to get a domain by law if your big, heres an interesting article about Names not being worth anything anymore.

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Google, Googlebot and the robots.txt

09.08.2007 4 comments

Today I talked with a workmate about Googles and Yahoos different behaviour according to the robots.txt. It seems that when Yahoos Inktomi starts to crawl from a datacenter it first gets the robots.txt. Google seems to have this data available in all datacenters and bases its refetching probably on time or maybe new urls? This is pure guessing of course.

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