Hello, Duke University

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I love it that this weekend’s Google brought me a researcher from Duke University inquiring “how much money does a person working at the White House make”? * * * * * Oops, I spy in my peripheral vision a little something hanging from the right hinge of my eyeglasses. Reach up and pluck it off. A piece of aluminum …

Sigh, I Remember When Google Was a Baby

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It’s said that Google now wants to run my life. Google, the world’s biggest search engine, is setting out to create the most comprehensive database of personal information ever assembled, one with the ability to tell people how to run their lives. In a mission statement that raises the spectre of an internet Big Brother to rival Orwellian visions of …

Bigger, Smaller

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To the person from Indiana who got here Googling the two words bigger, smaller (imagine, I’m in the top 10 search results for those two words), just what the hell did you have on your mind? What kind of search is bigger, smaller? If you have a three-year-old and are trying to figure out how to teach the concept of …

Friendly advice for a future Googler

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Do NOT, when recovering from a head cold, get the hiccups, take a mouthful of carbonated water flavored with lime, stand on your head and instead of swallowing said water (which will realign the diaphragm and is the only way I can get rid of hiccups) accidentally let almost the whole mouthful of water flow up into your sinuses. Yeah, …

To the person who got here Googling "glued Legos versus unglued Legos"

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Dear Person Who Got Here Googling Glued Legos Versus Unglued Legos: Yes, definitely. Take your several big containers of assorted Legos. Liberally pour glue over them all. Let me know how it goes. * * * * Dear Person Who Got Here Googling Reimagining yourself: It’s generally preferred to letting someone else reimagine yourself for you, so beat them to …