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permalink #151 of 166: Cynthia Heimel (plum) Sun 10 Jan 99 01:05
    

plain editing?
  
inkwell.vue.4 : Reva Basch, Goddess of Cyberspace
permalink #152 of 166: blather storm (lolly) Sun 10 Jan 99 09:04
    
I need that, vard. Where getum?
  
inkwell.vue.4 : Reva Basch, Goddess of Cyberspace
permalink #153 of 166: dragging in Hyperborea (dbdoty) Sun 10 Jan 99 10:10
    
Note: AFAIK, BBEdit is a Mac-only program. There's a free version called
BBEdit Lite that can be had at various locations on the web.

Plain text = ascii only, like in pico.
  
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permalink #154 of 166: Daphne Merkin's spanking piece (chuck) Sun 10 Jan 99 16:03
    
BBEdit is great for web pages.  The retail version (not the freeware) allows 
you to open a document via FTP, and save it the same way.
  
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permalink #155 of 166: Harry Claude Cat (silly) Sun 10 Jan 99 22:45
    
BBEdit Lite, the freeware text editor for Mac, can be downloaded at
Bare Bones Software <http://www.barebones.com/>.
  
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permalink #156 of 166: Cynthia Heimel (plum) Sun 10 Jan 99 22:48
    

thank you sir.
  
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permalink #157 of 166: Gail Williams (gail) Tue 31 Aug 99 12:36
    


Since this interview, i have become enamored of www.google.com for my
first search in any quest.  it prioritizes pages which lots of other pages
link to... which weights things in a usually useful way... and it has a
cache of the page as it appeared at indexing as well as the link to that URL
now, so that if you are looking for "flower arrange thistle" and you find
a craft-of-the-day-page but it now features model painting, you can see the
thistle page from another day which the search spider found, still in 
that cache link.  I have heard of sites which restoed accidentally deleted
pages from that cache feature on google!  So Reva, how do you rate it?
  
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permalink #158 of 166: David Gans (tnf) Tue 31 Aug 99 14:52
    
I use google, too.  Excellent!
  
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permalink #159 of 166: this bag is not a toy (vard) Tue 31 Aug 99 14:54
    

I started using google after the review of it on Salon by <scottros>. I
was particularly attracted by his description of its peer-review-type
ranking algorithm. Then just for a lark I went to google and typed in
"chocolate chip cookies" and MY OWN PAGE came up first!! I was so excited!
  
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permalink #160 of 166: first be a good (satyr) Tue 31 Aug 99 22:02
    
Nice!  But is strang me together on the same line with <sarfatti>...
  
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permalink #161 of 166: Reva Basch (reva) Thu 2 Sep 99 16:38
    
I find myself going to google a lot these days. I think partly because it's
so much fun to type, and partly because the site isn't all crapped up with
ads and portal-type distractions.
  
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permalink #162 of 166: Paul B. Israel (pauli) Thu 2 Sep 99 17:33
    
I spent some time yesterday doing some searches on google and found it to
have a much higher percentage of useful hits than any other search engine
I've used.
  
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permalink #163 of 166: Linda Castellani (castle) Fri 3 Sep 99 19:09
    
Taking your recommendation, I just went to google after a frustrating
and fruitless search on Alta Vista, usually my search engine of choice.

What I liked was that, in addition to the highlighted link, google
also displayed the text I was looking for highlighted and in context so
I could actually find it when I went to the link.

I may have a new favorite, now that Alta Vista seems to be more
interested in being a portal than in being a useful search engine.
  
inkwell.vue.4 : Reva Basch, Goddess of Cyberspace
permalink #164 of 166: Reva Basch (reva) Sat 4 Sep 99 12:38
    
That's the trend, unfortunately.
  
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permalink #165 of 166: Gail Williams (gail) Mon 22 May 00 19:47
    

Google has a fun search puzzle up now.  

A good little online treasure hunt.
  
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permalink #166 of 166: Gail Williams (gail) Mon 19 Nov 01 09:40
    

I posted a pointer to this topic, and realized that this one should have a
pointer to the continuation for the second edition.

http://engaged.well.com/engaged/engaged.cgi?c=inkwell.vue&t=77
  



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