Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Search Engine Speeds

Recently I have been doing this test to see how fast the servers for the biggest search engines are. I have done only one test so far. I found the address that each company uses as their search site. I then pinged all four of them at the same time (25 pings each). I recorded the information and have put them into graphs. I will continue this research as time goes on but I wanted to share what I have found so far.

I did my first test on September 19th, 2006 at about 12:00 A.M. CST (Midnight). The results:



The second test I did on September 27th at about 10:30 p.m. CST. The results:

(watch out the graphs colors are not the same)

What both graphs show is that AltaVista got the slowest pings. The first time I did this Google showed up as the fastest, but the second time MSN did. Yahoo always stayed second to fastest.

This is in no way the end of my tests. I have many more tests to do in order to find the fastest search engine. Next, I will check search time. After all tests are complete, I will post the information.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

My Spying Boss

For a while now I have felt that my boss has spying on me. How do I know? Well lets see.

  • Wherever I go I'm followed by a potted plant in loafers.
  • The bracelet he gave me for Christmas blinks if I leave my work station.
  • Next to my parking spot: "Reserved for the guy following B. M. Lee"
  • My new secretary looks a lot like that chick from "Alias"
  • Instead of photos of wife and kids on his desk, he has a photo of me sleeping.
  • When I'm alone in the men's room, a voice tells me to quit blocking the lens.
  • There seem to be a blinking red light inside the smoke detector.
  • The fax machine coughed.

This was taking by force (not really) from Ivans Blog.

(I would like everyone to know that I am not really being followed by my boss. I don't even work in an office.)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Prepare for the unexpected

Obviously this car didn't prepare enough.