Google Mac downloads

I discovered that Google’s Mac download page offers:

My Search Zeitgeist

Those suffering the MacBook battery problem:

  • macbook no batteries available
  • macbook pro cross on battery icon
  • mac book pro battery cross
  • macbook no battery available cross
  • macbook battery cross
  • mac book pro no batteries available

Those wondering what “the usual lecture” is:

  • we trust you have received the usual lecture from the local system

Those with Intel Xserves:

  • intel xserve kernel errors
  • intel xserve fans loud

Those coming to terms with local changes:

  • daylight savings sucks

Those seeking enlightenment:

  • dalai lama commencement speech

Those hoping to spy on people (or stop being spied on): (Hint, it’s probably hardwired to the camera)

  • green light isight mac book no programs on
  • isight led off
  • turn off isight led
  • turn off led built in isight camera light
  • turning off isight led
  • isight disable green light
  • turning off green light on apple isight

Those who are looking in the wrong place:

  • friday the 13th gifs
  • what observation would help monitor a clown fish

Death of Spiderroot

It looks like the Mac OS X 10.4.9 update updates sudo such that it now no longer references “We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System Administrator.”, probably because many people don’t have a local system administrator. Nor does it warn you that with great power comes great responsibility. Certainly there were lots of people searching on that phrase, presumably to work out what the “usual lecture” is. Now sudo gives

WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.
To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

Which is probably more useful if you haven’t experienced sudo before. I also note that typing ‘help’ at the bash commandline now gives you something better than “command not found”