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Folks at Google get cold-call emails out of the blue just like everybody else. Here’s an email that a colleague of mine got recently: I was on your website www. We started rolling out the next generation of the Penguin webspam algorithm this afternoon (May 22, 2013), and the rollout is now complete. We just recently taped a new round of webmaster videos, and I thought this video deserved a full-fledged blog post. This is a “hairball” post you can ignore. However, this post does trace my thinking about how to scale webmaster communication. A quick “hairball” post about how sometimes it’s better to just go with the flow. I like how xkcd made this point with a chart of whether it’s worth the time to fix something that’s bugging you. This is a harmless “hairball” post I had as a draft. Me: Hey, they added me to popurls.com! My wife: Never heard of it. This is the last half-finished “hairball” blog post about USB devices on Linux. I actually did manage to get a working program that controlled a USB foam missile launcher. What, *another* half-finished blog post about Linux USB drivers? Yup. Suppose you have a device and want a Linux device driver for it. Over the years I’ve written a lot of blog posts to debunk misconceptions or claims that weren’t true. I started this blog post of Chrome tips in 2008. Even though this is a “hairball” post, some of these tips still work. This “hairball” post about Cuil isn’t really snarky, so I’ll post it. Cuil is no longer around, but it did spawn a funny post on Reddit about Cuil Theory. You can ignore this ancient “hairball” blog post. Gather round, kids, and witness this blog post from a time *before internet-connected scales*. You can ignore this “hairball” blog post. This post dates back to a time when people actually curated, saved, and managed their bookmarks. Recently someone on twitter complained that Chrome was labeling their site as malware: http://Dvorak. You may have heard of my 30 day challenges, where I try something new for 30 days. Those challenges are great to try out a new habit and see how you like it. Hey folks, I just finished January’s 30 day challenge: no news, no Twitter, fewer emails, and no social media in general. The end of the year is a perfect time to think about goals. Did you get done what you wanted in 2012? What do you want to accomplish in 2013? Instead of setting year-long goals, I’m a big fan of trying out new things for a month at a time: This month I’m going to [.