Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wow. Now that's strange…

I was doing a search on Google today, for “sernaferna”. (Don’t act like you don’t do it, you know you Google your own name, from time to time!)

You’ll notice, if you click that search link above, that I searched for the term “sernaferna” on pages that don’t contain “XML”. Typically, any search results that include “sernaferna” will turn up a million XML-related pages, because every Tom, Dick, and Harry on the web who wants to throw together an XML tutorial uses examples out of my book, Beginning XML, which uses for its Namespace-related examples. And I find it flattering that so many people are sharing my wisdom with others. (insert raucous laughter here.)

Anyway, on my journey of narcissistic pleasure, I came across a page on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), which contains “Miscellaneous links for John Swartzwelder”, and one of the links was to my site!

I’m not 100% sure how links get added to IMDB. It looks like registered users can log in, and add them; for all I know, one of you might have done it. In any event, it’s kind of neat that anyone looking up Swartzwelder on IMDB might find a link to my site.