Q: How do you get a geek out of a tree? A: What's a tree?

Time for a Summer Searchbag Edition...

Date/Time Permalink: 05/19/07 12:11:49 pm
Category: Searchbag

Well, it's about time this site got a lighten-up, soooo:

Hello, True Believers! It's time once again to pull up a few items from the search-bag, that list of search terms tracked by my b2evolution stats which show some of the phrases which landed people on this site via a search engine. What I'm mostly interested in are the "near-misses" - those phrases which show that the searcher came here looking for something that was almost, but not quite, entirely unhere.

will linux play .exe files
Not without an emulator. Either WINE or DOSbox is your friend. Whatever your reasons for running exe files on Linux, I hope you aren't like this 'Netbug' character!

database /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db' is more than 8 days how to update database
Be logged in as root, and type 'updatedb'. Depending on your setup (processor speed and size of hard drive) this can take anywhere from several minutes to half an hour or so. Most installed Linux systems do this automatically from 'cron', usually configured to run its jobs at some time convenient, like 4AM.

another word for grouchy or sourpuss
The free online thesaurus is here. "Penguin Pete", doesn't show up as a synonym for either word, so you might intend to register a complaint about that...

xxx-rated footage at football games
I have no idea. Just thought I'd point out that somebody was searching for the topic of (a)porn within the topic of (b)sports, and a search engine pointed them to a geek blog about FOSS. I gather that search technology still has a few bugs in the system...

how-to tell if a binary number is divisible by 2
If it ends in 0. Don't they teach anything in school any more? 1, 10, 11, 100, 101, 110, etc.

nethack spellbook crumbles to dust
Most likely it was cursed, which is also sometimes the cause of other jolting events happening when you try to read it, such as being blinded, teleporting, randomly cursed inventory, etc. The *other* reason is that you weren't a high enough level or ability to read it yet (this even happens to wizards).

i love being a geek
So do I! Being a geek is where it's at. You get to fix your own stuff, you always have a job, and being a natural-born engineer, your specialty is solving problems - both on and off the computer. The geek dating market has improved, and if you end up raising a family, you get to teach your kids all the cool stuff you know.

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