Bog Roll ::

It's Not Magic, It's Work!

30 Dec 2004

Google

Earlier this month I allowed web search engines to index this site. Previously I had blocked them, as there wasn't enough content to warrant it, and as it's hosted from home over ADSL with a dynamic IP address, and the unreliability of BT I didn't want people to search and get a dead link.

However my ISP Nildram do a sterling service at keeping the connection live, even though they have to deal with BT, and as I'd added a little more content, I thought I'd allow search engines in.

In under one month the most popular search terms that have refereed through to this site, have been almost all about blocking adverts, almost exclusively from Google searches. I have on small page which contains almost nothing new or exciting, but it seems to be getting all the interest!


Linux Keyboard

German keyboard maker Cherry, have a new Linux "optimised" keyboard. Apparently it went on sale in the UK this October, but so far I've not seen it. It's your basic PS/2 and USB keyboard, but with extra buttons for common tasks, and the Windows key has been swapped with a "Tux" key. Officially it only supports SUSE, but I gather it's possible to make it work to some extent with other distros too.

When I get a nice new computer I may upgrade to this new Cherry "CyMotion Master Linux" keyboard, assuming I can find one in the UK...


Free and Open Source Software

Over Xmas I was with family in France. I took the opportunity to distribute The Open CD and WinLibre disks to them as they don't have high-speed Internet connections, and are unlucky enough to still be using Windows.

No sooner had I distributed the disks, and two of the bigger applications on the disks get upgraded! Thankfully I don't have a capped ADSL service and CD-R media is cheap.