interesting - i too often find myself going directly to various archives to search things rather than a general Internet search. like, why start searching with an unnecessarily big haystack?

ah interesting. I bet 99% of my queries are programming-related or more general topic searches, rather than local anything, so I neatly sidestep all those problems. I do sometimes try Google if I come up empty at DDG, but find it’s rare in that case for Google to find anything, either, so I feel pretty well-served.

Google’s “Instant Answers” are pretty neat. But I often feel they make it harder to evaluate provenance before looking at the info vs scanning search listings and then digging in, so they throw me off. 😆

That’s superficially clear, and so it’s easy for everyone to understand in different ways. And then they yell at / kill each other when they disagree about the details because “how could anyone understand this very clear thing differently than me! die, heretic!”

(My amazement at software ever working apparently has expanded to human society. 😆 😭 )


where does ddg struggle for you? i’ve been happily and successfully using ddg for years now, so it surprises me when people slag it.

Bing Translate is also showing me the Greek with a transliteration.

seems a bit complex. the sun and river look a bit hard to draw from memory. it sure beats georgia’s disaster of a compromise mess, though.

Google Translate includes a romanization below the Greek, whether translating to or from the language. It does likewise with other languages like Chinese.

Weirdly, tons of jeans and shorts still have them. Teensy little pocket above and a bit more central than the actual right hand pocket.

On the ones that don’t, I do an in-waistband carry, where you clip it directly to the waist. The clip gets covered by the belt so it’s pretty much invisible. Can be a bit less comfortable than the pocket, though, but overall, I still mostly forget it’s there except when I need it.


I carry a tiny Spyderco Cricket [] (plain, not serrated, edge) in my watch pocket all the time. Comes in handy all the time, from opening packages at home to cutting strapping off lumber at the hardware store to tightening or loosening a flat screw anywhere. It’s intentionally very small so I don’t have to worry about school zones as I move around town. (Knife laws are a mess.)


This was pretty common in 19th century “translations” as well. And lists a lot of liberties taken down the years as well.