ago I wrote about the big blue bin virus that struck our neighborhood. While I was pondering that particular post over my morning tea I vaguely remembered seeing something interesting along the same lines a day or two ago‐ or rather a possible explanation of the mechanism that causes weird behaviors like putting out big blue bins on the wrong day.
But that’s all I had to go on. That and vague memory that the web page had blue stuff on it and that the word “following” was used a lot. Do you see my problem? There’s no way I can craft a set of search terms that’s going to find that out of all the stuff on the entire web.
Where I might have luck finding it is in the set of web pages that I had viewed in the previous 3 or 4 days. I have access to a list of those pages in my browser history. And I could certainly narrow down the list of possible pages by searching for some words like “behavior” and “social” and “following”. That would give me a short list of probably 20 or 30 pages. Not a missile at the heart of the problem but a decent enough shotgun approach that I can probably find my needle because the haystack has gotten a lot smaller. (ouch, that metaphor mixed something fierce.)
But how am I supposed to search just those pages? The little search bar at the top of the history sidebar searches the titles of the pages. Good for finding the CommonCraft video that explains wikis in plain english which has a good descriptive page title (and one that I can remember.) but not so good for looking for something that I don’t have a word for.