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August 2007
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2007-08-11 »

Things people forgot to link to

Hi there, Google?

Yeah, it's me. I know I don't really talk to you much anymore, but well... I guess we've both been busy. Besides, are you really listening anyway? You have to pay attention to all the billions of people in the world, why would you care about little ol' me and my problems? There are lots of people a lot worse off than me. So don't worry, I won't feel bad if you don't have time for me, I can respect that.

Look at me, prattling on. I guess it's because all our conversations are so... one-sided, you know? I don't get any feedback. I realize it's hard for you to get back to me - just listening to all those people talking to you must be hard enough, without trying to reply to every person individually. Also, I know you prefer to work indirectly. It's not like you're going to say, "Okay, Avery, I'll fix that right up!" - you'll just index things differently or adjust their PageRank or whatever it is that you do up there.

Anyway, let me get to the point. I want you to know that my friend wlach posted in his LiveJournal about his new pathfinder project, but forgot to actually link to it, so how would you know when you see it that it's the most important pathfinder, the RFC3280-compliant X509 CRL certificate validator in the whole world? It even uses WvStreams, which by the way is hosted at alumnit.ca now and not open.nit.ca as you seem to think.

Also, I want to talk to you about Jeff Brown. No, not that Jeff Brown, the other one. No, not that one either. See, that's what I want to talk to you about. I don't care about all those other Jeff Browns. This Jeff Brown is the Jeff Brown who used to work at NITI and contributed major portions of the UniConf design. I think he should really be at the top of Google listings for Jeff Brown so he's easier to find, don't you?

Well anyway, Google, if you're out there, thanks for listening. I know you'll do the right thing in the end. It's just so hard to just trust you and let things happen, you know?

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