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Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog

Reason XVIII why thye internette ys yclepte grate. Without it, Chaucer would not been revealed to the world at large. Or at least his advice column.

Web site sues Google over drop in rank

KinderStart.com is suing Google because their Google PageRank has fallen dramatically. It seems that many of their high traffic pages are being blacklisted, click-throughs have fallen off a cliff and ad revenue is in free-fal right next to them. When asked about well known techniques used to drive up PageRank. a company spokesman said

This is not about playing games.
No guys, it's about building a business around the assumption that Google is doing something now and will continue to do so, and then getting shocked when a company with whom you have no contracts or guarantees does something without consulting you. Idiots. They are claiming that their first-amendment rights are being infringed on because their message isn't being delivered. As many other have said, the 1st amendment guarantees your right to say something, it most certainly doesn't guarantee you an audience.


Lawyers, Guns and Money: Children and the Vote

No, seriously, why not? How are children as a group different from other groups who were previously disenfranchised and who may now vote?

See you next month. (Just kidding.)


Firefox Extensions -- TagUtil

Oh yeah, and the tag links in the post below were generated with the TagUtil extension and an import of my del.icio.us tags. See google? I have to use the enemy. Can you say categories?

DevilDucky - Fatboy Slim: The Joker

I have more than 300 Boingboing entries, more than 100 Slashdots and if there was a Homestarruner feed I would be behind on that too. Meanwhile, for your entertainment I present kittens


"the beginning of the end"

I wonder, do those who are on the threshold of a new era ever *know* it? This could be a shot in the dark..... or not....


Digital film: Industry answers

I'm pretty sure that the MPAA respondant would not have mentioned the rsearch result that Lavinia Carey from the British Video Association did

UK research shows that, on average, downloaders are film fans who view the same number of legitimate films (cinema, rented and bought DVDs) as the average active DVD consumer

Boing Boing: Canadian Red Cross wastes its money harassing video game makers

It seems that the Canadian Red Cross does not approve of video games using a red cross icon to represent a health-up. Yes, they are certainly making the most out of your charity dollar aren't they.


It turns out that he never even finished his journalism degree

Much fooforaw about a 24 year old Bush appointee in the NASA public relations department censoring senior scientists and their publications.

Crooked Timber » » I’m offended

So true, so true. In addition, I would like to mention that I support the local sports team.

Danish paper rejected Jesus cartoons

It seems that there are limits to how far certain Danish newspapers will go to exercise their free speech muscle and apparently it is as far is they want provided that it is unlikely to offend anyone who might actually buy their paper. The money quote:

Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that first published the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that have caused a storm of protest throughout the Islamic world, refused to run drawings lampooning Jesus Christ, it has emerged today.
The Danish daily turned down the cartoons of Christ three years ago, on the grounds that they could be offensive to readers and were not funny.

Leiter Reports: The rich get richer

Oooooo. These kinds of shenanigans make me so mad! *shakes fist* Money quote:

In 2003 the top 1 percent of households owned 57.5 percent of corporate wealth, up from 53.4 percent the year before, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis of the latest income tax data. The top group's share of corporate wealth has grown by half since 1991, when it was 38.7 percent.


Scientific American.com: Study Strengthens Link between Virus and Weight Gain

Yup! Yet another reason to blame my festively plump corpus on something other than laziness and lack of self-control. Science teh rox0rs! It is almost as good as religion for blaming my problems on someone else.