Saturday, November 24, 2012

*taptap* Is this thing on?

I'm sorry for the radio silence this morning. I've got writing I simply have to get done. I'm kinda hoping that if I get on a roll, some of it might spill over to my other blog, though.

As an aside, thank you, Search Engine Optimization %^#@*ers, you $#%^ing #@*+ers, for breaking the internet. I try and do a little bit of research, searching for "the history of handgun accessory rails", and I get page after page of sites trying to sell me cheap-ass Chinese crap to attach to airsoft guns and not a thing about, you know, the history of handgun accessory rails.

#%$* you very much, SEO wizards. I hope you all die in crotch fires.
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27 comments:

JohninMd.(help!) said...

Oh, my. must be feelin' better, steams up in the tea-kettle!

The Great and Powerful Oz said...

Oh, come on, tell us how you really feel...

Anonymous said...

Isn't cheap-ass Chinese crap the worst?It's taking over all avenues of our daily lives,and people don't even seem to mind,but it makes life a little more "un good" gradually,constantly.
Bill

Aaron said...

It's good to see you back in form and railing against the irrailevant rail results that derailed your railsearch.

Kristophr said...

http://millionshort.com/about.html

This is a search engine that deliberately throws away the top 1 million hits by google standards.

Sometimes useful for getting past companies that are jamming google.

Kristophr said...

Here is the top result from that engine for picatinny rail history:

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/archive/index.php/t-18737.html

staghounds said...

Great, now she will spend all day looking at the one million and first results for...

Kristophr said...

Heh. Yer welcome Staghounds. Now go play outside.

NAVIGATOR said...

GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER!
DOES THE WRITINGS OF JULIEN S HATCHER
OR JEFF COOPER OFFER ANY CLUES?
PERHAPS ANY ORDNANCE CORP JOURNALS?CALL ABERDEEN OR PICATINNY TALK TO THE DUTY HISTORIAN (IF THEY STILL HAVE THEM) OR A KNOWLEDGEABLE PAO (IF THERE IS SUCH A THING) OR LOOK IT UP IN THE DOPE BAG OF THE AMERICAN RIFLEMAN

Tam said...

Interestingly, the history of handgun accessory rails didn't include the MIL-STD-1913 rail until many years after the first railed pistols appeared on the civilian market...

KM said...

Not too big of a surprise.
For the .mil, pistols aren't really it's thing. MIL-STD rails for your companies pistol stuff wouldn't be proprietary either.

Kristophr - interesting link.
I never heard of it before. I like having options.

Anonymous said...

I am an SEO. The problem here was user error.
When I enter your search term at Bing and Evil Overlord...um...Google, WITH QUOTES because it's a sentence, you are the only result. Which means your crotch is smoking right now. Ahem.
Look, we're asking a computer programmed by meat puppets to interpret our language. SEO is here to stay, grandma.

Old NFO said...

Yeah, PITA no question... sigh

Zachary Campbell said...

10-8 performance has a bit about the rail on 1911 platform, might be worth a read.

Tam said...

Anon 1:35,

#1. I didn't use quotes, Junior. They are used when writing to distinguish the words I typed in the search box from the body of the post. Had I used quotes in the search proper, I would have indicated such by placing single quotes inside the doubles.

#2. Actually, part of my responsibilities at one of my various gigs includes SEO, so my crotch is burning quite fine, thanks.

Hugs,
Grandma

Ed Jones said...

Shot over

Thomas Smith said...

First "accessory" Sans rail I ever saw was the laser sight used by Arnie in "Terminator". I'm pretty sure it started there. that and the Picatinny Arsenal, home of the "Pic rail" have to be somewhere close to the origins.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 1:35 - "The history of handgun accessory rails" is most certainly NOT a sentence because it has no predicate. All that exists are (in order) an article adjective, a noun, and a prepositional phrase.

Trav

Kristophr said...

Trav: Grammar is for us old farts.

Kids these days just inarticulately grunt while texting, and emit lol-speak once in a while.

Larry said...

Good to see the old snark-o-meter is charging back up. I'll bet you're hell when you're well.

Speaking of...get well soon!

Ed said...

You do understand that "cheap-ass Chinese crap" is redundant, or were you aiming for hyperbole?

Anonymous said...

Sigh. OK, Anon 3:29, let's call it a 'phrase'. Srly, dood?
The programmers at Evil Overlord are only interested in making sales, so without quotes, the algorithm seized on the sales terms and ran.
Bing does a fairly good job with'"handgun rails" history' and suggests related searches.

Zendo Deb said...

Google seems to be worst at this. They keep showing me sites they think I want to see, as opposed to sites that I actually want to see.

Try someone else.

Justthisguy said...

Ah yes, that is Our Tam, obviously feeling a bit better now. I was beginning to worry about you there for a while, Ma'am. I mean, usually you are like "Don't you dare pet me; I might have one bite left!"

I was beginning to think you were getting emotional and mellow in yer old age. Glad to see that you have bounced back in fine form.

I concur absolutely on the Divinely-Condemned SEO critters, and I will say that I hope they wipe all of the dog #5$& off of their *@%^s before inserting them again into the places from which they entered this world.

There! Is that euphemistically elliptical enough?

Justthisguy said...

Oh, Zendo? I have had very good luck with DuckDuckGo. Have it on mah toolbar, actually. They seem to be much more honest than Sergei and that horse he rode up on.

Anonymous said...

Give Duckduckgo.com a shot at it. I got quite a few relevant results trying that search criteria there. And, as an added benefit, duckduckgo.com doesn't store your search forever like Google does to sell to marketers.

Justthisguy said...

Could someone who lives near him please pour about a gallon of gasoline on the crotch of Anonymous@1:35 pm, Nov. 24.

I see that Tam has already slapped him or her, above, but more gasoline is always helpful, and hurtful.

My Dear Dead Dad used to work for Curtis LeMay when he was out in Saipan in 1945. When the 20th Air Force ran out of incendiary bombs in April of '45, they recruited everybody on the field to hoick 55-gallon drums of gasoline into the bomb bays of the B-29s. They would load one incendiary cluster bomb, and the rest of the load was just drums of gasoline. Yes, my Dad was a War Criminal, and I think he did right.