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Fishing My Way To Made Of Honour

Woohoo! On my last game I did my best score! :-D

Exactly the same score as Suanie and Shaolintiger, coincidentally. So then I got paranoid and decided to post the full screenshot as well, instead of just the snipped version

just to show that I did get it! Really! I've been playing the blinking thing everyday for the last two weeks! Perfecting the technique and wondering what it would be like with a proper gaming mouse!

So, please Nuffnang, send me an invite to a nice dinner and evening at the flicks :-)

When Google fails…

Sometimes the wonders of the internet hit me again. Reading an article on BBC about Google I noticed a picture of the Android with a Pacman game on it…

I suddenly had a desire to play PacMan: so, I typed ‘play pacman’ into Google, and the top hit was just what I needed on online, free, Pacman! :-)

As a kid, I remember cycling across town to put a few saved coins in a Space Invaders machine. PacMan came a bit later, so I had a bit more money, so we would spend hours in a local ‘milk bar’. Now, I just type in a few words, and I’m sorted… I couldn’t have dreamed of that when I was a kid.

But what about when Google fails us? Yesterday, I searched for something and this came up:

at first I thought it was the terms I used, so I tried different ones to no result. Then I tried a different computer, same result. Browser? Also the same. So I guessed it had to be the network.

I had to turn to something else, so I tried Yahoo! which was OK but the Google interface is nicer. It reminded me of pre-Google days when I used to use a meta-crawler, or try different search sites to see the different results; I had settled on Copernic which was the best thing before Google came along. Maybe it’s still better, to be honest, but I didn’t try it ever since someone suggested Google to me in 2000.