I wasn't sure where to post this, so here is as good as any I guess?
A lot of us use www.google.ca to browse the web, and I received some tips from a newsletter recently with a few things I wasn't aware of before, so I thought I'd pass them along in case some of you hadn't run across these uses as well.
If you want the definition of a word, without the quotes, type "define:" and then the word. Google will search various online dictionaries and encyclopedias for your word (ps. this is a wonderful feature!) Example, without the quotes, type "define:magenta" then click on search (note-no space after the colon)
Mathematical Equations on Measurement Conversion:
If you don't have a calculator handy, google can do your math. Without the quotes, type "(200*40)/4+600-5" then click on search.
It can also convert measurements as well. Without the quotes, type "30 miles per hour * 10 minutes in kilometers" then click on search. It would tell you that you traveled 8.04672 kilometers in those ten minutes.
Search Within Sites:
You can search within a site by using the "site:" command. For example if you wished to look for candles only on eBay, then you would type "candles site:ebay.com" (note-no space after the colon) then click on search. It would search eBay for candles.
If you want to know what web pages link to a site, type "link:" and the name of the webpage to find out. Example, without the quotes, type "link:netpoets.com" (note-no space after the colon) then click on search.
Anyway, just passing along some info.