NerdQuery Refinements

February 21, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] |

NerdQuery has received some tender loving care from Erik Hess this week. He's added some custom styling for some of the sites indexed by the search engine and I think it looks great. Each site now has a little favicon on the main page to give it a bit more recognition.

He has also been at work making themed result pages that match the parent site a bit better. For example, Brett's results look more like Brett's site.

We're also adding some more sites to the index and the first is one of my new favorites, RocketINK.net.

NerdQuery powers the search on my site and it exists for very selfish reasons. However, I certainly hope everyone else enjoys it too.

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    December 19, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

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    December 16, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

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    November 12, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

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    November 12, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

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  5. Announcing NerdQuery

    November 09, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

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  6. Self-Hosted Search Engines

    November 02, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

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