Monthly Archives March 2007

Google and duplicate content

If you’ve asked me recently about how I copy my posts onto LiveJournal, read this!  After years of being the #1 hit for “Rich Lafferty” on Google, I noticed last night that I’ve pretty much completely disappeared from Google (while maintaining top links in Yahoo and MSN Search). At first I thought that I’d been […]

It’s not you, it’s your apartment.

From today’s New York Times: It’s Not You, It’s Your Apartment. Although I suspect that in some of those cases it is not just the apartment that is the problem. [via Joey]

and boy are my arms tired

Google, how do I get from New York to Paris?

My 15 minutes

So my recent post about the most expensive items on Amazon was surprisingly popular. Since I tend to write here the same way I did in my LiveJournal, primarily for an audience of friends, I was a bit surprised by the attention (and doubly so since by the time I’d finished writing that post, I […]

Trying Twitter

Against my better judgment, I’ve got a twitter account now.

Guess what I’m doing next year.

Dear Mr. Lafferty: It is my pleasure to inform you that the M.B.A Admission Committee, at the University of Ottawa, has approved your acceptance for the 2007-2008 academic year. Woo! I’m in! Classes start August 20. They played a little trick on me, sending my acceptance letter in a thin envelope (usually, thick envelope means […]


While I can’t say I’m a big fan of Twitter, I can’t seem to stop staring at Google Maps mashup Twittervision.

Having trouble with GTD? Try WSD.

Having trouble with GTD? The intriguing Smallist suggests starting with WSD.