May 10, 2004
One of the most irritating things about living north of the border is the constant proximity to American popular culture and inability to fully participate in it. There have been countless contests and promotions for, say, a tempting commemorative Star Trek plate that have only been open to residents of the continental United States. So it sucks to live in Hawaii too but not so much as the sucking of minus fifty degree weather.
Take Google as another example. I cannot access Google.com from a Canadian server and must settle for the cut-rate Google.ca instead. This is like the craptastic local commercials that get substituted for all those cool products on Fox I know I do not get to see.
This brings me to Froogle. I had no idea this beta was in play until I looked at Google through a proxy server today. My first Froogle look was my standard search for stuff by 19th century Rosicrucian writer Paschal Beverly Randolph. If anyone has a spare $2,500 they should feel free to hit the tip jar.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 10, 2004 09:00 AM
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Actually, you can access Google.com from Google.ca. There's a link to it at the bottom of the page ("Go to Google.com", next to "About Google").
Alternatively, you can just type www.google.com/ncr to go straight to the real deal.
Hope this helps.
Posted by: James at May 11, 2004 04:01 AM
Posted by: Flea at May 11, 2004 06:56 AM
You're welcome; glad I could help.
Posted by: James at May 11, 2004 05:04 PM