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Make Googling more productive and Faster


Do you use google for atleast once in a day? Do you want to learn how to make your search much easier? Have you ever tried to learn how to make googling very fun?

Here are the tips and techniques to make your googling experience more easier and to get to the desired results much faster.

The Genesis of Search Engine

After Tim Berners Lee’s invention of WWW, The usage of internet took the world by storm. The ever increasing information in the web made the search engine inevitable which constituted the concrete need for a search engine. The very first concrete web search engine came into existence in 1990 named “Archie”. Later on many came into existence but not as many have got so much popularity as only some, including Google, Yahoo, Bing.

The recent study, conducted on two similar teams one who uses google or other search engines and the other never any search engine, came to an interesting conclusion that the first group (who use search engine frequently) members’ brain functioning has improved significantly and the other group members’ brain has very less improvement.

Here are some of the new ways of making searching easier.

1) Find all the images of given website using an attribute called “site”

go to www.images.google.com

type the following in the search bar “site:sitename

ex: site:chandamama.com

If you want to find a particular image inside that website add that to the above sytax

ex: “site:chandamama.com Birbal” (Without double quotes) this shows all the images with Birbal as image name in chandamama.com website.

2) Find all the websites which have particular key word as a part of its url using “inurl” attribute

ex: “inurl:vasanthexperiments” this gives all the websites which have “vasanthexperiments” as a part of their url.

3) Make google as your personal calculator

ex: type “seconds in year” and see the first result.

1 year = 31 556 926 seconds

Similarly

type and see the following also

“15 USD in EUR”

“120 pounds * 2000 feets in calaories”

20/5

4*5-7+45=”

4) Find meaning for a word using the following syntax

define:lookingUpWord

ex: define:resurrection

5) i) Search for not only specified word but also for its synonyms of a given word using the following syntax

5) ~lookingUpWord

ex: ~reincarnation

ii) Exclude some words in the synonyms using the following sytax

6) ~lookingUpWord -excludingWord[s]

ex: ~content -happy -merry

In the above example google searches for not only the given word but also its synonyms of word “content” with out including results having words happy and merry.

6) Search for a phrase exactly using the [“”]

i) ex: if you want to search for a phrase exactly as it was specified surround that word with double quotes for example “Vasanth Raja” it searches for the exact match of “Vasanth Raja” and it ignores all the other results consisting of words like “Vasanth ch. Raja”

7) Search with in only class of domains using the above specified attribute called “site

for example if you want to search for “economic deficit” in all the government sites you could give “economic deficit site: .gov

8. Fill in the blanks

if you want to fill some of the words you can do by using the wild card character “*” which has different interpretations based on different context.

Ex: “Manmohan voted * on * bill” this(without the double quotes”) gives all the results containing some formation of all the above specified key words.

9) Google has the default behaviour of considering the searching words with “AND” operator between them. For example “San Francisco Giants 2004 2005”(Without double quotes”) the search results give all the pages which include both 2004 and 2005. If you want to get results for either 2004 or 2005 use an operator called “OR” (Upper case letters(mandatory)).

Ex: “San Francisco Giants 2004 OR 2005” (Without double quotes) gives all the results including San Francisco Giants 2004 or San Francisco Giants 2005.

10) At last make your search much faster by combining all the above techniques and forming much complex query.

All search engine experts and geeks use all the above operators in combination with search words to find the pages they need much faster.

If you like this post or have any suggestions please comment.

Real world understanding of Cloud Computing


Cloud Companies

The term Cloud Computing is now famous and trending topic all over the world. It is becoming so popular because so much business can be done with the Cloud, already many companies started making money out of it. Here I want to give a brief excerpt from the talk given by Dr. Dinkar sitaram from HP Systems Tech and Software Division as a part of ICIIS @NIT K Surathkal.

The conventional definition of cloud computing is “Cloud computing is an internet based model which allows the computer resources to be provided on-demand basis, like other services (for example electricity)”. Most of the times we are getting the benefits of cloud computing with out being aware of, One such an example is “Google Docs”.

In practical, Cloud Computing use can be described with the following example, Let us assume that there is a cheese manufacturing corporation and there is a bar code scanner for every rack from where the covered cheese is sold and is scanned at the time of selling, same is maintained in the database. In the shop where the cheese is sold they maintain the information in the database who is buying the cheese. If the cheese corporation finds cheese in a particular rack is not good then they can send a message directly to the customer who has bought that cheese, if both the databases, cheese corporation and shop databases, are in the cloud. Still there can be innumerable advantages we can get using the booming cloud concept.

In fact this cloud can be distributed and maintained in any data center all over the world, most of the times the cloud vendors establish the data centers where the resources are cheap like electricity, land cost etc., Users will be given choice of using the datacenters from different places based on the choice but cost may vary.

Some of the cloud vendors include Amazon, Microsoft, HP etc.,

The cloud is not very useful for all the applications. We can benefit for certain applications which require maximum resources in terms of hardware and software, typical example for this is a batch of programs to be run on a high powerful hardware that requires one or two hours of execution time. Applications including data extraction from billions and trillions of bytes of data in the process of Mining and some complex analysis of genes are very beneficial for using vendor related cloud.

There are some issues most of the cloud vendors facing

1)  Privacy

2)  Legal rights

3)  Everything as Service

The most important of all is the privacy, “no one knows the data is safe in the cloud(Customers perspective)”, despite the fact that the vendors giving full assurance. Many feel insecure using the cloud because of Privacy.