2.24.2009

A little news lagniappe

THE ‘DEEP WEB’

Here’s one for Google users.

The New York Times reports, “One day last summer, Google’s search engine trundled quietly past a milestone. It added the one trillionth address to the list of Web pages it knows about. But as impossibly big as that number may seem, it represents only a fraction of the entire Web.”

An absolutely fascinating article, “Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ That Google Can’t Grasp,” examines the development of software which will allow search engines to dig deeper into “hidden” databases and refine search capabilities.

For example, a local newspaper could give readers access to city or state government databases.

Read the article.

CRIST-AL CLEAR

Sunday morning Florida’s Gov. Charlie Crist (R.) was pressed by “Meet the Press” (LINK) moderator David Gregory to name “the national leader” of the Republican Party.

Gov. Crist, who is receiving criticism from the GOP for his support of Obama’s recovery plan, responded:

“I don't know if there is or is not (a national GOP leader) at this time. And, I think - well, there is a national leader. His name is President Obama. And, the people elected him. And, I'm willing to give him a good shot and try to help make this work. We're in a tough time, as we talked about before. I think we do need to be bipartisan. We need to be, in fact, nonpartisan. We're all Americans. Our country is at a dire point, and we need to do everything we can to work together to get America through this, and I know that she will.”

Crist went on to say there must be “common sense” in government if we are to pull through our current problems, and Governor, in my opinion, you have exhibited just that.

THE MONARCH OF MERRIMENT

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

Don’t just sit there, go PARTY “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans.”

The Times-Picayune’s “Paradecam” will have live coverage today of the Krewe of Rex parade as the floats roll along St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

“Rex, the Monarch of Merriment, reigns as the King of Carnival, and has done so since 1872. It was Rex who declared the official colors - gold, green and purple - and official song - 'If Ever I Cease to Love' - of the Carnival season. The Rex Ball marks the end of Carnival season and the theme of 2009 is 'Spirits of Spring.' “

Take off your shoes, put on the Zydeco, pat your feet and watch today’s Krewe of Rex parade on the “Paradecam” link down the left sidebar HERE.

Laissez les bon temps roulet!

1 comment:

Tiny said...

Tiny would rather be in NOLA to kick off her shoes and pat her feet. Sure would be more fun!

As for the Republicans, who needs them and their whinning. Let them seek shelter and solace in the arms of their economic adviser Phil Grahm. He's an expert dealing with whinners. Just ask John McCain!