Search engines are obsolete

Shortly this post is inspired by a Lukes video when he rumbles about todays search engines.

Most of the things I search on the web are related to the similar things over and over againg. So the results I get are almost always to the same handful of websites over and over again.

Since my interest often lies in computers, programming and linux I truly get just handful of sites for my searches. A short example can be StachExchange, StackOverflow, language manuals or documentation, Archwiki pages and from time to time some other site (but this is very rare).

So I should start thinking a bit more about the topic before I put my question to the general search engine and rather use the correct site or information source (like local documentation) instead of these general search engines.

Articles from blogs I follow:

Richard Stallman's political discourse on sex

Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, has been subject to numerous allegations of misconduct. He stepped down in 2019, and following his re-instatement in 2021, a famous open letter was published in which numerous organizations and i…

via Drew DeVault's blog November 25, 2023

Upgrading to FreeBSD 14 - how to fix a broken BIOS bootcode

A lot of people running ZFS zroot have managed to break their FreeBSD systems upgrading from 13.2 to the new 14.0 release because of a broken BIOS bootcode. In this tutorial I'll show you how you can fix that without having to reinstall.

via November 22, 2023

C++ Guidelines

C++ is definitely a language that has Lots of Ways to do It – kind of like Perl’s TIMTOWTSAC. A consequence is that when writing code, you need to think about which way to do things. When context-switching between projects, employers, or what-have-you, yo…

via [bobulate] November 21, 2023

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