Monday, April 28, 2008

Tornado Footage Taken from My Area


This video was taken in the Churchland area of Portsmouth, VA by my friend Michael Hester. He sent it to me over e-mail after he took it and almost immediately after I watched it on my computer, I saw it on the news. I live about 2 miles away from where this was shot. This is the same storm system that took out a 100 homes in Suffolk, VA only about 10 miles away.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Googles Playing the Domain Name Real Estate Game


Looks like Google is playing the domain name real estate game. They've made quite a few purchases as of late. Pingdom has been tracking them and posted a blog about some the more intersting purchases. This doesn't surprise me considering small and relevant domain names are a limited resource. With the internet doubling in size every year or two this resource will be consumed.

Here is a listing of purchased domain names by Google from Pingdom:

Misspellings and typos:
  • gewgol.com
  • glougle.com
  • goolgel.com
  • glugli.com
  • geggle.com
  • georgle.com
  • glogoo.com
  • gmale.com
Totally unrelated:
  • 30dayfitness.com
  • bayareaburritos.com
  • donationcard.com
  • essentialmommy.com
  • greengardengifts.com
  • mariolovespasta.com
  • thesecretofburritos.com
Why?
  • 1p0g0og1e.com
  • az-on-url-je.com
  • goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com
New services?
  • google4kids.com
  • googlebackups.com
  • googleauction.com
  • googlebroadband.com
  • googlecasinogames.com
  • googlefamily.com
  • googlejokes.com
  • googlelovers.com
  • googlepersonals.com
Yes, we’re big:
  • googlereligion.com
  • googlefaith.com
Starting offline services?
  • googlegym.com
  • googledaycare.com
  • bankgoogle.com
  • googlepaperproducts.com
Geographical:
  • googlenewyork.com
  • googleonthegoaldcoast.com
  • kuwaitgoogle.com
Not safe for work:
  • googlesex.com
  • googleporn.com
  • google-yahoo-porn.com
  • google-yahoo-sex.com
Buddies?
  • googletimewarner.com
  • ebay-google.com
  • googlewarnerbros.com
Is this legal?
  • googlewarez.com
The not so nice ones:
  • checkoutsucks.com
  • dejastinks.com
  • frooglesucks.com
  • fuckengoogle.com
  • gmailblows.com
  • gmailsucks.com
  • googlefools.com
  • googlemotherfucker.com
  • googlepoo.com
  • googlesucks.com
Pingdom likes:
  • errorpageassist.com
  • googlemonitoring.com
  • googleclusters.com
  • googlewebmonitoring.com