And now I have one.
Searching for items somewhere in the Boidem and finally finding them
seems to be one of the more frequent reasons for updates to these pages.
Only a few months previous to this addition I reported on finally finding
a reference which I knew was there, but hadn't (until post the column)
been able to locate. But there's a significant difference between finding
something and having the means at my disposal for conducting a search in
order to find it. The latter is less a question of luck than of planning.
I'd been planning to have a search function installed on the Boidem
from about the time that I found that it was becoming more and more difficult
to find a page that I was sure existed. I'd found that relying on search
engines wasn't reliable enough for me, and that I needed something a bit
more trustworthy. So toward the end of March, 2000, after a bit of negotiating
with the university computation center, a functional search
function was added to the Boidem. And of course I had to update the
page and the column that dealt with getting
a search function, and link to it.
Go to: You mean you don't have a search
function on your site?, or
Go to: for the sin of bad page design,
Go to: that semi-permanent update page,
Go to: Boidem Contents Page