Seperis (seperis) wrote,

i feel a song coming on, except not really


For a few years now, I've had the option turned off for making my lj searchable in google (and a few other search engines). I--do not remember why? It was probably some vague fit of privacy. yes, I find that funny, too.

However, problem. 1,945 LJ entries. (God. Seriously? God.) And it's surprisingly difficult to say, find anything in one's lj. And--okay, I'm spoiled. I'm a child of google, which I first discovered back circa 2000 and clung to when I used to entertain myself by seeing how long it took for the XMMFF archive I was running at the time to be picked up after an update (six weeks in February, five weeks by March, no idea after that, though somewhere I'm sure I kept those kind of insane notes).

I--do not know another way to search other than boolean keyword. No other way makes *sense*. And the entire tagging frenzy I indulged myself in recently did (and the story removal thing; you know, I still can't figure out if that was really cowardly or really practical, or a kind of half-assed pragmatic cowardice, whatever) was to *find* stuff I remember writing. Ljbackup can sort of do it, except it doesn't like multiple keywords, and seriously, it's like searching for fic. I remember only the insane parts that make me sound like I took an abrupt turn into Better Living Through Powerful Psychotropics. Or you know, sad.

So. I removed the restriction Friday, sat back, and decided to time how long it took google to index it.

As of Monday night, tags started appearing, and as of today, a few entries. I'm kind of tempted to do a daily check; on one hand, sure, vain, but on the other--I am kind of curious about google's process.

Okay, random question:

Google's robots--do we compare them to

A.) locusts - consuming all they see (except for things they aren't supposed to?)
B.) not-locusts - some other method of collection.


So. Did everyone but me know that technorati also indexes locked LJ entries? Does it only do that when they were unlocked and *then* relocked, or just does it anyway? And how? I am vaguely interested in testing it, but I'm pretty sure, what with class today and the five pages of text notes I have for class, I am possibly going to completely forget about this.

In Closing

I have a new jump drive to replace my darling lost drive, who will hopefully come back. It's--larger than Darcy's harddrive (Darcy was my first computer). It is half the size of Schindler's harddrive (Schindler was my second computer). Seriously. Four gigs. And they had some that were eight!

Oh how quickly time passes.
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