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February 16th, 2007

An image my cat took

Anyone with a cat knows that cats and keyboards don’t mix. Someone at Google seems to know that too.

I was slightly distracted and so I didn’t really see that Lance was sitting on the keyboard until after he had somehow managed to not only go to Google, but also sit on the letter P and then hit search. The results are shown above.

There are a few things that jump out at me when I look at it:

“pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp”… is too long a word. Try using a shorter word.
For some reason, this cracks me up. It’s so helpful.

How about the fact that there are actually matches? Apparently people who love the letter P as much as my cat are into digital photography. Perhaps they’d like to see the latest Canon Digital Rebel xT?

Or the unfailing consumerist optimism that has them refer these search results to Google Checkout?

The best part though?

Suggestions:

* Try different keywords.

Oh REALLY??? Thanks Google, I’ll pass that on to Lance.

John The Weeb

  1. February 17th, 2007 at 11:48 | #1

    http://www.bitboost.com/pawsense/index.html

    ” When cats walk or climb on your keyboard, they can enter random commands and data, damage your files, and even crash your computer. This can happen whether you are near the computer or have suddenly been called away from it.

    PawSense is a software utility that helps protect your computer from cats. It quickly detects and blocks cat typing, and also helps train your cat to stay off the computer keyboard.”

    Why does this sound like a late night infomercial? I can even picture the comb-over of the announcer.

  2. February 17th, 2007 at 11:50 | #2

    Okay, what freaked me out about this? I meant to link to the Pawsense site and forgot to.

    I was considering buying it when we first got the kittens because they had no respect for keyboard boundaries. They still don’t, but it was much worse then.

  3. February 21st, 2007 at 09:35 | #3

    For some clients I have to walk them through the process of buying a domain name (I have them do it so it’s *their* name and credit card). So I’ll be on the phone with them, and I’ll go through the domain name registration process with a fake domain name, working on my computer, while they do the real domain name on theirs (I’ll stop at the actual final ‘buy’, of course).

    For my fake domain name, I just mash a handful of random keys, like “asdfasdf.com” - except I couldn’t use that one, ’cause it’s taken. In fact, I’ve found that a *lot* of (seemingly, apparently) random names are taken (xxxxffff.com is also taken). So I have no surprise about long, odd strings appearing in Google.

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