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Rant of the Moment

2010-06-03 22:52:28.825382+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Dear maps.google.com:

Parts of http://www.flutterby.net/Us... could not be displayed because it contains errors.

Is not acceptable. The XML validates. Several feed validators believe the file to be correct. I know that previous versions of this file, generated by the same process, used to display on Google Maps just fine. I suspect that you've deprecated GeoRSS::Simple without telling anyone, because I can't find a note for it, but I really hate that you're making me play this game.

Dear Google: I've put all those search terms in my search for a freakin' reason. I've even included punctuation to indicate that I'm searching for a Perl module, which at the very least you can treat as a quoted series of words. Giving me the first page of results which does not contain all of those words, when there are search results out there that do, is un*freaking*acceptable.

[ related topics: Web development Content Management Perl Maps and Mapping ]

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-08 17:35:02.189919+00 by: Shawn

Re #2: I still lament the loss of boolean operators in standard search tools.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-03 23:15:17.269741+00 by: Dan Lyke

To #1: the lat/long had gotten reversed when another portion of the data stream changed. Would have been nice to be told.

To #2: Bing gives me a useful result as the very first hit. Ouch, Google.