Search will get better

I can’t function without web search. It has become an essential extension to my memory, my way of working. But as the cat-and-mouse game of search engine optimization for ads has flooded us with seemingly (but not actually) relevant content, it has actually gotten harder in some cases to find the good stuff.

Google’s new Custom Search Engine is a neat tool to sift through this clutter. I tried it by putting together a custom search with only the best sources of information for programming in Ruby. The search box is on this site’s sidebar (on the right, below ‘archives’).

If you’re a rubyist, try it out. See if it produces better results than you’d otherwise get with a generic google (or other) search.

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