Archive for June, 2009

SearchJump Search Engines Highlights

Jun 28 2009 Published by under SearchJump

  • Bing uses technology from Powerset to display “related searches” and groups search results into categories such as product reviews, movie listings, weather, travel, and stock prices, among other new features.
  • Until computers are more powerful than human brains, people will be able to sell their idle brains to the companies and people who need the special processing power that they alone possess through marketplaces like ChaCha, a service where you can ask a question and get it answered in 3 minutes for free.
  • Clusty searches the results of other search engines and indexes, applies AI to pick out the major themes found within the results for each search, and organizes them into folders.
  • Deepdyve is a search engine designed by Human Genome Project scientists that uses DNA matching algorithms on search terms to search 99 percent of the web, while most search engines only crawl 1 percent.
  • Instead of looking up basic encyclopedic information, you can just go to WolframAlpha instead, where you will get a direct answer to your question, as well as a nicely presented set of graphs and other info.
  • Other search engines are put there to look nice (or just look nice)

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Turning on search engines in SearchJump

Jun 27 2009 Published by under Firefox,SearchJump

  1. open the script either by through greasemonkey -> manage user scripts or by navigating through %appdata%/mozilla/firefox/… on Windows
  2. the search engines are all listed at the top use find and highlight “0,” to see all those that are turned off
  3. to turn it on, simply change it to “1,” and save

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SearchJump Improved

Jun 25 2009 Published by under Firefox,SearchJump

If google’s still your way to find answers in the universe, try a greasemonkey script called SearchJump Improved. Also, you may be interested in some other website modifications.

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Google Sidenote

Jun 20 2009 Published by under Firefox

If you ever wanted to take notes while you are reading, specially with the autocopy extension using firefox, try this trick

  1. bookmark a random site
  2. edit properties
  3. set address to
  4. check “Load this bookmark in the sidebar”
  5. click the bookmark

Note: to make this feature even more powerful, convert whatever file you have at to html

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Make your mouse scratchy

Jun 07 2009 Published by under Windows

If you haven’t got an itch from your mouse yet, it is now a good time to see a cat. Don’t be surprised a kat sitting in your tray can catch mice. If you don’t get what I’m talking about, check out the review on KatMouse.

Note: The title is a reference to the Simpsons

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