This is everything I searched on Google from September 6 to 9 (more accurately: everything I searched while I was logged into my Google account; also some duplicates have been removed). It does not include searches on Google Scholar. I wish it did because it would look like I actually do productive things with my life, but oh well.
So here it is, a little slice of my life:
- cribbage (12:10 a.m.) – I like to play cribbage online.
- brett ratner (1:49 a.m.) – Given as an example of a director who will accommodate producers to make a commercially viable product.
- werner herzog (3:14 a.m.) – Hard to get a read on this dude. Uncompromising in his artistic vision for serious films, but also appears in Parks & Rec and The Penguins of Madagascar (the third sequel (I think) to DreamWorks’ hit film Madagascar.
- adam smith business school (2:15 p.m.) – I went to Scotland the week before. Visited the Adam Smith Business School. Soaked in the history of my academic field.
- scott disick (2:20 p.m.) – When they both have beards, he and Jared Leto kind of look alike.
- Frank Pallone School of Public Health (2:31 p.m.) – I have no memory of this search.
- loch lomond (2:52 p.m.) – More Scotland background info.
- maps.gog (2:58 p.m.) – Everyone makes mistakes.
- maps.google.com (2:58 p.m.) – Got it in two.
- video killed the radio star (5:45 p.m.) – Great song. I was looking into the background, which is a little confusing because it was co-written by three guys; one of them recorded it with his band and then the other two recorded it with their band.
- rapid pay card uchicago (6:32 p.m.) – I may or may not have lost a debit card containing a year’s worth of TA wages. I’m working on it; don’t worry.
- e matlab (10:11 p.m.) – I couldn’t remember how to represent Euler’s number in the programming language Matlab.
- nathan for you episodes online (1:31 a.m.) – Nathan for You is a very funny show about a guy who acts as a business consultant but gives terrible advice. I’m not proud of it, but I sometimes watch it through illegal, online means.
- bloons tower defense (1:48 a.m.) – Good game to play while watching TV shows.
- qi episodes online (2:22 a.m.) – QI is a great TV show. It’s a British trivia/panel show originally hosted by Stephen Fry (currently: Sandi Toksvig). See the note on Nathan for You vis-a-vis my pride and illegal, online watching.
- lacey chabert (1:33 p.m.) – Somebody mentioned her in a podcast I was listening to.
- kismet (2:20 p.m.) – I’d never heard this word before. Somebody texted it to me because I had been creepin’ on his Facebook at the very same moment that he texted me.
- cait fairbanks (2:37 p.m.) – Referenced in same podcast as Lacey Chabert.
- probiotics (5:26 p.m.) – I needed to see what all the fuss was about.
- mac miller (6:50 p.m.) – RIP
- tie game in dominion (9:18 p.m.) – Dominion is a fun board/card game. I tied in a game with a friend of mine, but we didn’t know the tie breaking condition. Turns out, the person who has taken the fewest turns wins in the event of a tie, so I lost.
- samantha morton (11:52 p.m.) – Referenced in same podcast as Lacey Chabert and Cait Fairbanks.
- Richard Thaler fermat (2:31 p.m.) then Richard Taylor fermat (2:32 p.m.) – Somebody on a YouTube video gave the name of one of the people who proved Fermat’s Last Theorem, and I thought he said “Richard Thaler,” which is the name of an economist, but he actually said “Richard Taylor.”
- balloon in Spanish (9:39 PM) – globo
- don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me (4:43 p.m.) – Don’t ya?
- this might get loud, John Bonham, and Roger Daltrey (4:53 p.m. – 4:54 p.m.) – This Might Get Loud is a documentary about rock guitarists, which sent me on a rock’n’roll Google dive.
- mathematica function of vector, mathematica function of vector derivative, nmaximize mathematica, maximize over vector mathematica, Piecewise, piecewise mathematica, mathematica fullregion, mathematica in set symbol, mathematica indexed, if statement mathematica, sum mathematica, vector product mathematica, all elements of a vector greater than zero mathematica, trueq, and min mathematica (5:47 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.) – Mathematica is very useful programming language, but I have to spend a lot of time in the online documentation.
- gma (6:46 p.m.) – Trying to go to Gmail, but autocomplete failed me. “GMA” brings you to “Good Morning America.”
- gmail (6:47 p.m.) – Nailed it.
- plot mathematica (6:48 p.m.) then mathematica for (6:50 p.m.) – At a certain point, it’s like “hey maybe just use a language that you’re more familiar with.”
- denver broncos (6:52 p.m.) – They were playing the Seattle Seahawks. A friend said he would play a computer game online after the Broncos game was done.
- executive power usa (7:38 p.m.) – Somebody brought up the topic of executive power, and I realized I was ignorant.
- minesweeper (8:11 p.m.) – I like to play Minesweeper online.
- 1066 (8:35 p.m.) – I couldn’t remember if it was the Battle of Agincourt or the Battle of Hastings. It was the Battle of Hastings.
- google search history (11:01 p.m.) then export google search history (11:09 p.m.) – This is the point at which I decided to write this post.
Tony graduated in 2012 with majors in mathematics and economics. He now lives in Chicago and is pursuing graduate study in economics. He also has a very good cultural trivia podcast called “Here’s My Number, So Call Me Ishmael” available on Libsyn, iTunes, and Google Play.