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New Gurock Software forum

I finally found the time to install a new forum software for the Gurock Software website. We used our own custom forum before (which, in retrospect, wasn’t a very smart idea) but wanted to get a more advanced forum with user accounts, email notifications, search...

Unhiding Google Groups

One of our readers, Joaquín Bernal, was nice enough to build and send me a small Chickenfoot script to unhide the Google Groups link I mentioned in the previous blog posting. Chickenfoot is similar to Greasemonkey but with a much simpler syntax. Here is the...
Google hides newsgroups

Google hides newsgroups

You might know that I’m a big fan of searching Google Groups to solve technical problems. It looks like Google decided that Groups aren’t that important and to hide it on the default Google website: You have to click on more to open a small window with...

MSDN Search now powered by MSN

Most people probably know this already, but it was new to me: the MSDN search is now powered by Windows Live (aka MSN Search). My Microsoft ISV buddy told me this (Hi K. :-)) and he is right about the increased speed and search quality. I tried some search terms and...

Why I don’t use MSN/Yahoo Search

The quality of Google’s search results are steadily declining. I have been testing the Yahoo and MSN search for some queries in the last weeks and I have to say that they often have better results. I’m not sure if this is the case because Google’s...

New Gurock Software website (finally!)

After weeks of work we are happy to have the new Gurock Software website up and running. It’s always fascinating to see how much work such a small project really takes. Designing all the pages, adjusting the old PHP code, writing the copy, making screenshots and...