Search Engines

I have been using http://www.live.com (Microsoft’s search engine). It seems to be “good enough” and I think it does very well on Microsoft’s own stuff. (But, hey, I could be wrong).

In addition, there is an added benefit to using live, check out http://www.getsearchperks.com – basically, you get bonus points for using live. It seems to be computer specific however. I have switched my default at home and at work, and have been using the same account – but the points on each computer are different. I hope they fix this when they tally them up. You get points for doing a search… Hhhhhmmm, I wonder if there’s anything in the agreement against using a batch file like this one to automatically get your points???

“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=football+hall+of+fame
“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=harley+davidson

Other search engines…. This one is sort of “at your own risk” http://www.astalavista.com It’s for searching for stuff like hacks, etc. So, if you NEED it, I would use it. If you are curious, well, I guess I’d stay out of it. Might be good reason to have a virtual machine around. I got a magazine yesterday, and they had a full page ad about their relaunch (basically, “we’re back”)

——Update ————-

On the Internet I found a javascript about opening multiple tabs instead of seperate windows. So, this is what I’ve come up with:

var navOpenInBackgroundTab = 0x1000;
var oIE = new ActiveXObject(“InternetExplorer.Application”);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=football+hall+of+fame“);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=harley+davidson“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=rolls+royce“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=free+magazines“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=travel+discounts“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=club+live+msn“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=rolls+royce“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=free+magazines“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=travel+discounts“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=antartica“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=linux+certification“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=redhat+certificaiton“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Navigate2(“http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=microsoft+certification“, navOpenInBackgroundTab);
oIE.Visible = true;

This takes a second to comeup, but then you only have to close one window containing multiple tabs.

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Posted October 21, 2008 by mmdmurphy in freeware, tips, windows

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