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15 May, 2006 at 12:31 pm
I get Quernstone knits- Mac Firefox… 🙁
15 May, 2006 at 1:07 pm
Firefox by default seems to do a Google I’m Feeling Lucky search… http://www.google.com/search?q=quernstone
15 May, 2006 at 1:15 pm
Monkeys. That would explain it, right enough.
I wouldn’t mind so much if they’d give me a nice jumper or something. Should we set Hugh on them? Or maybe suggest that Stormhoek move into the knitware market?
Umm… I’ll get me coat.
15 May, 2006 at 1:21 pm
I think it’s becoming more typical for browsers to default assuming that the text is meant for a search engine if no suffix is specified.
Both IE (7 beta 2) and Firefox exhibit this behaviour (ooh, knitwear!) although Opera 8.5 takes me straight through to this site.
I do remember the days when IE would attempt to append a .com though.
15 May, 2006 at 9:25 pm
In IE, this is a preference you can set, with four options:
– MSN ‘I’m feeling lucky’ (“just go to the most likely site”) – the default, I think
– open MSN search page
– ??? (append .com, perhaps?)
– don’t search at all
In Firefox, I can’t find a preference to change this behaviour. I’d rather have it open a Google search page than do an ‘I’m feeling lucky’.
15 May, 2006 at 9:29 pm
Sod preferences, I just want a jumper.
16 May, 2006 at 1:55 am
Everything goes to the poxy:
The requested URL could not be retrieved
While trying to retrieve the URL: http://quernstone.ucc.usyd.edu.au/
The following error was encountered:
Unable to determine IP address from host name for quernstone.ucc.usyd.edu.au
The dnsserver returned:
Name Error: The domain name does not exist.
This means that:
The cache was not able to resolve the hostname presented in the URL.
Check if the address is correct.
Your cache administrator is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generated Tue, 16 May 2006 00:54:36 GMT by www-cacheD.usyd.edu.au (squid/2.5.STABLE9)
16 May, 2006 at 1:21 pm
If you want some fun, go to Google, type alan bell is a prick, and then click Feeling Lucky. Ian found that one, humph 🙁
As for your request, mine just goes to the MSN search, although it does list your site as one of the options, with a new style ‘preview’ graphic I’ve not seen before. Hmmm, me thinks the backroom boys have been updating the system again, didn’t do that last week…
17 May, 2006 at 2:13 pm
“quernstone” -> quernstone.com on Camino, Mac OS X. which is yay isn’t it?
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