Search and ye shall find, SIAO style!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/04/19 13:05 -04:00, original URI:

Funny how you can discover something that changes nothing about you yet somehow makes it all look different. 

I was looking for a link over on MSDN and noticed something fun.

Look at the search for MultiByteToWideChar, right here.

My post A few of the gotchas of MultiByteToWideChar is not only on the list of results, but it is ranked second!

Much cooler (from my point of view, at least!) than the whole MSDN Wiki thing.

The ultimate for me though was that the search for MB_USEGLYPHCHARS (ref: here) actually ranked What the &%#$ does MB_USEGLYPHCHARS do? higher than the MSDN doc topics.

Technically unsurprising given that the docs have no real information, but a minor shock nevertheless and I have never been so happy that I used the slightly sanitized version of an actual email title I received, under the circumstances!

One more I had to look for -- after I saw that The jury will give this string no weight was in the top 20 for a search on CompareString.

I have no idea how long this will last, and I was no tempted to look for any other posts, I am sure they covered.

Things seen to be in good hands here, especially since the MSDN Search (which is apparently powered by Live!) is doing a much better job with blogs than Google search does (the latter finds RSS feeds as often as actual pages, for example).



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2007/11/01 The 100 Posts of Bartholomew Kaplan (aka I'll Teach My Blog 100 Posts)

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