November 11, 2004

Yay Google! (and a Nano/Wreck update)

From InsideGoogle, something that makes me (more) proud to work at Google:

Consumer Report On Paid Search Disclosure


I have to say, even long before I worked here, I always admired how google kept the advertising clearly separate from the results. It showed me they (We) cared about the information retaining its integrity in and of itself. Whenever I hear the word "paid placement" or "paid search" erroneously applied to us, it makes me wonder, I don't consider what we do paid placement, as you can tell the difference between the results and the ads.

That's not to say I don't pay attention to the ads. I don't want to turn this into a "google is great" post, I mean, it is, but you don't need me to tell you that, but even the ads at Google are smart. Yay google :-)

Wreck Fallout

It's been about 4 days since the wreck and I'm getting less sore every day, I even reduced my intake of advil to two pills every 6 hours instead of 3. I managed to scrape by this one without major damage, so that's good :-) I have a few tender spots on my head and on my left leg, but basically I managed to roll my car without any significant damage, so I'm pretty happy about that.

The major fallout has been that I'm falling dramatically behind on my NaNoWriMo but I hope to catch up by this time next week? I only have to write about 3k words a night for the next 7 nights to be back on track. My colleague and co-nanoer Graham says that rolling your car is a decent excuse for extending the deadline, but my other co-worker/co-nanoer Andrea says I should just incorporate the wreck into the story and bully through. I'm not sure that I should use the car wreck story in Bruce Napoleon, but it sure is tempting, and it might give me a way of getting Bruce introduced to more people. Vampires are a bit insular when it comes to meeting non-vampires, or, as I like to call them, potential dinners.

Chris DiBona
Posted From: Mountain View, Ca
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