There are people that name their kids Google, I just use there products. This time I have included the google search and adds to my page. There are a number of reasons why I actually have done it:
To see how it works.
Try to earn some money
To see which links are presented to you, probably some interesting stuf.
If it becomes to annoying I will think about removing it, but the search is handy and the links don't take to much space. And if there is something interesting why not click it and in the process give me a dime or so.
In the process of doing this I installed the latest release of serendipity. I am now at version 0.9. I have been using it now for about a week and I feel very good about it. So if you do need your own blogging software and want to use an of the shelf opensource product consider this one. Very easy to setup with mysql and php.
This past week, serendipity had been having problems so I was not able to blog for a few days, which was really sad. But now that it's been fixed, I too am already feeling better. I think that the Google search and adds are a good way to earn some dinero.
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