I do not have Windows 7 yet, but the concept of the commercials is, "My name is Norma, and I designed Windows 7!" "I asked for it, and I got it!" kind of thing.
Just the day before yesterday, I was writing a help ticket to Typepad saying that I wanted a better search feature for my blog than the Google one I've been using for years. The Google one was unreliable at best -- sometimes it would hone right in on the word or phrase you were looking for, RIGHT IN ON IT on the preview screen, but then when you clicked the thing it linked to, it wasn't there. You'd have to scroll down through a number of entries to try to find the thing you were looking for -- and that is IF you ever really did. Frustrating to say the least -- to me as a sometimes searcher in my own blog to see when last I wrote about something, or what I said about something, or how something had changed, or whatever it might be that I was searching for. I can't even IMAGINE how much batshit it must have driven my readers.
I do see loads and loads of searches in my stats for things like recipes (big winnners: yogurt and microwave chocolate cake and maple balsamic dressing and rose petal jam), which is a big change from the years-ago previous "best-seller" search: weenie warmers or peter heaters, or whatever it was that we joked about a couple of times and which then became the number one search string in the blog. Ah, how boring I've apparently become. It used to be knitted penis warmers, and now it's yogurt. That's what happens when we get over 50, I suppose.
But I digress. (That also happens more when you're over 50. Perhaps. I think I've always been quite good at that.)
For some reason I did not finish writing my help ticket, and then the other night I was reading our Cookie's blog, and she mentioned that Typepad has given us a new search module. Well, hot damn! And it does seem to work much more nicely, and looks really great, AND searches posts and comments as well, and highlights the searched-for word(s) in yellow. Could be nifty. I think I like it. Until further testing proves that it's crap or of limited usefulness, I will come right out now and say that I like it.
So in case you want to search for something, it's up there on the top left sidebar. Go for it! Search your little heart out!
But if you don't want to search for anything, how about a couple of links of interest:
Cheap Cashmere has a price. <----click and read
I remind you again to take your Vitamin D, in much larger doses than they used to recommend. Link fixed to this article. <-----click
I hope everyone has seen this so far, but in case you haven't, you just have to. Tina Fey: So smart. So talented. I can hardly stand it. I wish I were her.