www.hashemian.com.">

A few days ago I had a discussion with our managing editor for our company's Web site about how crawlers discover and index pages. He was convinced that search engines can somehow find hidden pages on a Web site even if there are no links to those pages. I, on the other hand, wouldn't be persuaded. How could search engines crawl a page if they don't know the page's name and location, i.e.

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GM spites LA Times, pulls ads

April 8, 2005 10:34 AM

It's a classic tit-for-tat. In a move that is nothing short of an act of reprisal, GM announced today that it will indefinitely suspend advertising in Los Angeles Times. GM cited "factual errors and misrepresentation" for its decision.

 The move comes two days after an LA Times columnist criticized the auto-maker for pushing its gas-guzzling SUVs rather than investing in hybrid technologies.

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Gmail's 2 GB storage

April 1, 2005 6:04 PM | 1 Comment

I wasn't sure if this was an April fool's joke when I logged in to my Gmail account and saw my total storage at 1324 MB. It had been 1000 MB (which by the way, is not exactly 1GB) since its inception. But then something stranger kept happening. The next couple of times that I logged in during the day, I noticed that the storage limit was increasing.

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Admit it. You have broken the law at least once in your life. Maybe you have gone above the speed limit a time or two, or made a copy of your cousin's music CD. The law doesn't have the patience nor the time to worry about these occasional lapses.

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Checking my mailbox over the weekend, I was greeted with my tax return documents. Only thing is that those were supposed to be delivered to the darlings at the IRS. What steams me is that I made sure to mail my return from another government entity, the post office. They weighed the enveloped, printed the postage stamp, and sent it on its way.

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Ebbers Faces the Music

March 16, 2005 2:09 PM | 1 Comment

Seeing Bernie Ebbers' picture with a gloomy face after the guilty verdict was announced evoked some feelings of sympathy in me. Perhaps I am too sentimental seeing people in distress. I truly felt bad for him. He just doesn't look like a criminal.

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MSN Spaces, Where's the Space?

March 2, 2005 6:06 PM

Now that blogging has taken the Web by storm, in its true, come-from-behind style Microsoft has joined the fray with its MSN Spaces offering and it is rapidly adding subscribers to this free blogging service which is currently in beta.

Spurred by an enticing link in my Hotmail account, I recently paid a visit to MSN Spaces. All I can say is that this service has a long way to go before it can catch up with the other blogosphere titans such as Blogger and Movable Type (and by extension the TypePad service).

MSN Spaces is designed nicely, but it is cluttered and cumbersome to navigate.

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So long, Carly

February 9, 2005 11:21 AM

Back in early 2002 when Carly Fiorina was pushing a merger with the rival Compaq, many suspected that she may not make it through unscathed. Instead, she persevered and received the slight nod to merge with Compaq, much to the displeasure of Walter Hewlett. Today, with the announcement of her departure as a result of board disenfranchisement, Walter must be in a high spirits, feeling a vindication of sorts.

And while investors seem to be cheering alongside Walter by sending the HP shares up on the news, one can not help wonder whether things just got better or worse at the company.

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More reasons to love Gmail

February 7, 2005 10:31 AM | 4 Comments

Gmail's claim to fame at its point of inception was the large storage (one Gigabyte) it offered its users. It prompted other major email providers to announce their higher storage services and quit bugging their users to pay money for more room. Remember the old 2-Meg Hotmail limit?

I had blogged about all this previously, and as compelling as the move to Gmail was, once Hotmail came through with their 250-Meg storage, I decided to stay with it, although I utilize my Gmail account occasionally.

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Microsoft's race to search

February 4, 2005 9:45 AM | 1 Comment

As much as Microsoft would like to tout itself as an innovator, its history is largely a legacy of imitation. That is not in any way a negative trait. Most products in use today are imitations of the originals with incremental improvements. and the search technology seems to have caught Microsoft's fancy as of late.

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The hidden side-effect of voting

February 2, 2005 11:51 AM | 1 Comment

Did you vote during the last presidential election? I did, and I realized that registering to vote gives you more than a power to voice your choice. It adds you to a list that can be used by a variety of government agencies for a number of purposes. One of those is for jury duty selection, and I was called for it for the first time ever.

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TrackBack – Blogs influencing the Web

January 26, 2005 3:30 PM

There was a time when blogs (known as Weblogs in those ancient times) were considered a personal diary, relegated to chatty teenagers. Then as more people found out about them, they began typing away. I myself keep a blog on the my personal site and find it therapeutic and liberating to freely express my views on a variety of topics.

As blogging gathered critical mass, companies started to show interest.

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eBay Exits Passport

January 19, 2005 10:36 AM

Remember .NET? The cutting edge, unifying, all encompassing platform Microsoft launched a few years ago?
It was perhaps one of the most confusing and blurry marketing ideas ever to come out of Redmond. And no matter how hard Microsoft tried to clarify this grand vision, the befuddlement just got worse. Finally Microsoft threw in the towel and backtracked on calling everything under the sun, "everything under the sun".NET.

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Yahoo! Desktop Search impresses

January 11, 2005 4:40 PM

Desktop Search has become all the rage these days, and for a good reason. After people discovered that they can seemingly search the Web faster and more efficiently than the contents of their own PC's, the search companies decided to use some of their search technologies to help users find stuff in their own backyard, i.e. files stored on their own hard drives.

For years the only choice for Windows users to search their local files has been the standard Microsoft Search program which comes bundled with Windows.

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It was only a matter of time, but Microsoft's concerted mobilization against hackers has started to pay dividends. Today, that dividend manifested itself in the form of an anti-spyware program, aptly named Microsoft AntiSpyware. The program (currently in its first Beta) is available for free from Microsoft's Web site.

Windows Users have a number of choices to battle spyware today.

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