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Archive for June 7th, 2013

Search Engine Optimization: Which One Is Not Like The Other Ones?

Now that Google encrypts your search terms (so they can sell the results to their customers), it’s harder to determine where folks come from. WordPress does report whatever search terms it can, though, and a recent search for plastic kitchen sink strainer caught my eye.

Here’s what you get (or, at least, what I got on that day) by feeding those words into Google Image Search:

Plastic Kitchen Sink Strainer - Image search results

Plastic Kitchen Sink Strainer – Image search results

Search engine optimization like that is to die for, eh?

The related post described a cleanup operation that didn’t really achieve very much in the long run:

Skimming the strainer

Skimming the strainer

Some years ago I machined a pair of smoke gray acrylic sink strainers (using LinuxCNC / EMC2 loops and trig functions) on the Sherline and wrote it up for my Digital Machinist column. They came out quite nicely:

CNC Sink Strainer

CNC Sink Strainer

Then I did a 3D printed version on the Thing-O-Matic:

Strainer plate fill

Strainer plate fill

Which produced a note about small features and another Digital Machinist column, of course.

Subtractive machining is definitely the right hammer for some jobs…

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