2005-05-17

Add a Twingine search box to your site

Here is the HTML code for adding a Twingine search box to your site:
<form style="text-align:center;" method="get"
action="http://twingine.com/search.php">
<input type="text" name="q" size="16"/>
<input type="submit" value="Twingine Search"/>
</form>

2005-05-16

The End of YaGoohoo!gle
–and the Beginning of Twingine

I have discussed further with Yahoo! and Google. And decided upon a solution. As you probably already have noticed, YaGoohoo!gle will disappear into the void (as you see it) on June 1st. From now on, when you submit queries from YaGoohoo!gle's main page, your query is submitted to Twingine, YaGoohoo!gle's successor with identical functionality. Twingine's front page is a bit boring. That's because I suck at logo design. You are all welcome to submit your suggestion for a logo to me on logos@twingine.com. Please attach your licensing terms for use of the submission. What? You liked the old name, and think the new one sucks? Relax – there is an alternative! I've also registered jaguhugel.com for you to use. Update your bookmarks, and enjoy your twin view of the world!

2005-05-09

One month of YaGoohoo!gle

It has taken some time to analyze these results. After all, it's 1,061,360,869 bytes of Apache logs to gnaw through.. :-) The total number of searches I have forwarded during April are 2,870,255 searces, averaging 95,454 searches per day. The peak days were Apr 6th (265,556 hits), Apr 7th (220,728 hits), and Apr 5th (180,973 hits).

Top 20 countries

Country codeQueries
US847,278
AU235,677
IN234,518
DE119,932
TR109,542
JP104,116
FR99,321
GB97,792
BR91,766
SA82,006
CA72,824
TW62,135
ES44,887
NL37,855
IL33,827
EU#COUNTRYISREALLYSOMEWHEREINAFRICANREGION33,701
RO30,978
NO29,729
IR25,082
AE24,890

Top 20 network blocks

NetblockHits
202.0.0.0/7204,746
200.128.0.0/965,041
212.138.47.0/2459,332
203.200.0.0/1629,831
2.0.0.0/829,802
198.0.0.0/829,488
66.0.0.0/828,054
85.96.0.0/1225,073
203.199.0.0/1620,491
216.0.0.0/819,312
203.197.0.0/1617,146
212.138.64.0/2216,645
220.224.0.0/1416,480
201.0.0.0/1215,266
82.224.0.0/1114,684
209.0.0.0/814,629
67.160.0.0/1114,105
82.194.32.0/1912,961
61.95.128.0/1712,769
192.0.0.0/812,276

Queries

27,890'test'
19,801'yagoohoogle'
15,289'google'
12,520'sex'
10,621'yahoo'
8,939'hello'
7,269'hi'
4,247'a'
4,196'java'
3,980'lol'
3,923'india'
3,850'cars'
3,468'what'
3,437'fuck'
3,162'ãã£ã¤ã'
2,834'porn'
2,834'123'
2,605'linux'
2,588'car'
2,420'pcinpact'
Of the total number of 1,540,841 queries, 1,232,394 occured only once, and 1,522,910 less than ten times. The rest is distributed as follows: In other words, a very long tail ..

Trademark problems

It was bound to happen, I guess. Both Yahoo! and Google have issued notices of trademark infringements. Instead of contacting me directly, they sent intimidating e-mails to my DNS provider. I have tried to argue with them, but have not had any success with that (yet). So what do you think I should do?
  1. Try to reach an agreement. Do you have any suggestions on how to convince them?
  2. Stand on the barricades, claiming there is not sufficient likelihood of confusion or risk of trademark dilution. Do you know any lawyers with experience in U.S. trademark law willing to assist me?
  3. Drop it and start using jaguhugel.com instead Perhaps you have a different suggestion for a domain name?
I would very much like some feedback from you on this issue. Just leave a comment on this blog post, or contact me on asgeirn at gmail.

2005-05-02

OS X Tiger Dashboard widget

Ed Wilde delivers yet again. Now he's installed Tiger, and created a YaGoohoo!gle dashboard widget..