SEP
9
2005

KDE Google Fight!

I was playing with googlefight today when it occurred to me to run a few KDE names through the gauntlet... Amused, I decided to use Google's web API to run the list of kde-ev member names and produce the first KDE-Google-Fight-Royal-Rumble :=)

Methodology:

  1. Each name is taken verbatim from the kde-ev member list and properly quoted. ie, can't complain if you have a complicated name or used your initials ;)
  2. The parameters for the search were: ( start=0, maxResults=10, filter=false, restrict="linux", safeSearch=false, lr="", ie="", oe="" )
  3. Explanations for the parameters can be found here.
  4. The results are estimated and not exact.

So, who reigns supreme? Who's names are splashed all over the KDE web? The KDE Google Fight World Champion is?

  1. "Matthias Ettrich" 11800
  2. "Bernhard Rosenkraenzer" 9050
  3. "Aaron Seigo" 2040
  4. "Boudewijn Rempt" 1570
  5. "Roberto Alsina" 1560
  6. "Thiago Macieira" 1400
  7. "Kurt Pfeifle" 1240
  8. "Stephan Kulow" 1000
  9. "Jonathan Riddell" 1000
  10. "David Faure" 1000

Read on to see the full list...

UPDATE: If your name isn't on the list you can use something similar to this:
http://www.google.com/search?maxResults=10&filter=false&lr=&ie=&oe=&restrict=linux&safeSearch=false&start=0&q=%22Michael+Pyne%22

Just change 'Michael Pyne' to whatever name you want to check... ;)

  1. "Matthias Ettrich" 11800
  2. "Bernhard Rosenkraenzer" 9050
  3. "Aaron Seigo" 2040
  4. "Boudewijn Rempt" 1570
  5. "Roberto Alsina" 1560
  6. "Thiago Macieira" 1400
  7. "Kurt Pfeifle" 1240
  8. "Stephan Kulow" 1000
  9. "Jonathan Riddell" 1000
  10. "David Faure" 1000
  11. "Torsten Rahn" 1000
  12. "Marc Mutz" 1000
  13. "Zack Rusin" 999
  14. "Helio Chissini de Castro" 994
  15. "Nadeem Hasan" 985
  16. "Michael Matz" 951
  17. "Michael Renner" 933
  18. "Stefan Westerfeld" 867
  19. "Richard Smith" 832
  20. "Lubos Lunak" 802
  21. "Martin Konold" 781
  22. "Chris Howells" 758
  23. "Matthias Welwarsky" 758
  24. "Lars Knoll" 751
  25. "Lauri Watts" 736
  26. "Adrian Schroeter" 719
  27. "Konrad Rosenbaum" 704
  28. "Matthias Kalle Dalheimer" 689
  29. "Jesper Pedersen" 686
  30. "Daniel Molkentin" 684
  31. "Lukas Tinkl" 666
  32. "George Staikos" 629
  33. "Chris Lee" 616
  34. "Eric Laffoon" 610
  35. "Kevin Ottens" 596
  36. "Scott Wheeler" 569
  37. "Waldo Bastian" 564
  38. "Matt Rogers" 561
  39. "Ralf Nolden" 539
  40. "Dirk Mueller" 529
  41. "Richard J. Moore" 514
  42. "Josef Spillner" 492
  43. "Allan Sandfeld" 484
  44. "Oswald Buddenhagen" 451
  45. "Fabrice Mous" 426
  46. "Michael Goffioul" 416
  47. "Alexander Kellett" 403
  48. "Will Stephenson" 373
  49. "Hans Petter Bieker" 351
  50. "Andreas Pour" 346
  51. "Martijn Klingens" 345
  52. "Andras Mantia" 333
  53. "Reinhold Kainhofer" 327
  54. "Harri Porten" 325
  55. "Adam Treat" 318
  56. "Charles Samuels" 313
  57. "Thomas Diehl" 309
  58. "Navindra Umanee" 309
  59. "Holger Freyther" 296
  60. "Eva Brucherseifer" 282
  61. "Matthias Kretz" 266
  62. "Simon Hausmann" 260
  63. "Adriaan de Groot" 258
  64. "Ian Reinhart Geiser" 258
  65. "Stephan Binner" 251
  66. "Michael Brade" 246
  67. "Till Adam" 243
  68. "Carsten Niehaus" 241
  69. "Carsten Pfeiffer" 233
  70. "Cornelius Schumacher" 231
  71. "Rainer Endres" 224
  72. "Harald Fernengel" 224
  73. "Matthias Elter" 221
  74. "Olaf Schmidt" 216
  75. "Joseph Wenninger" 211
  76. "Frerich Raabe" 210
  77. "Thomas Zander" 208
  78. "Jes Hall" 205
  79. "Tobias Koenig" 204
  80. "Gunnar Schmidt" 203
  81. "Cristian Tibirna" 201
  82. "Ken Wimer" 199
  83. "Christoph Cullmann" 195
  84. "Sandy Meier" 194
  85. "Mark Bucciarelli" 190
  86. "Duncan Mac-Vicar" 188
  87. "Albert Astals Cid" 182
  88. "Torben Weis" 165
  89. "John Tapsell" 158
  90. "Matthias Hoelzer-Kluepfel" 158
  91. "Reginald Stadlbauer" 146
  92. "Allen Winter" 142
  93. "Frank Karlitschek" 136
  94. "Carsten Burghardt" 135
  95. "Antonio Larrosa Jimenez" 127
  96. "Inge Wallin" 123
  97. "Mirko Boehm" 121
  98. "Don Sanders" 115
  99. "Christian Esken" 112
  100. "Ingo Kloecker" 110
  101. "Maksim Orlovich" 103
  102. "Friedrich W.H. Kossebau" 96
  103. "Gary Cramblitt" 85
  104. "Joel Dillon" 66
  105. "Sirtaj S. Kang" 48
  106. "Ellen Reitmayr" 44
  107. "Carlos Leonhard Woelz" 42
  108. "Michael Haeckel" 35
  109. "Sven Radej" 34
  110. "Oleg Noskov" 21
  111. "Jens Herden" 20
  112. "Holger Schroeder" 17
  113. "Volker Krause" 15
  114. "Tink Bastian" 10
  115. "Claudia Sorg" 9
  116. "Phillipe Fremy" 7
  117. "Christian Schlaeger" 6
  118. "Matt Douhan" 2
  119. "Ruediger Ettrich" 0
  120. "Fredrik Hoeglund" 0
  121. "Arne Trautmann" 0

Comments

http://www.google.com/search?restrict=linux&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=%22Richard+Moore%22&btnG=Search

Gives me 1,010. :-)

Rich.


By Richard Moore at Fri, 09/09/2005 - 21:33

This gives much better results, without having the "duplications" that google says it has:

http://www.google.com/search?maxResults=10&filter=false&lr=&ie=&oe=&restrict=linux&safeSearch=false&start=900&q=%22Brad+Hards%22

then grep for:
m/In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the ([0-9]+) already displayed/mi;

that should give you a better head count, since you count for instance mailing list replies to forums...


By Fred P. at Sat, 09/10/2005 - 05:29

I yield 39,100 for "Matthias Kalle Dalheimer" and 275,000 for "Matthias Ettrich".

anyway... Great Idea!!

[edit]
oooops... forgot to restrict to "www.google.com/linux?"
sorry.
[/edit]


By Till at Fri, 09/09/2005 - 21:40

http://www.google.com/search?maxResults=10&filter=false&lr=&ie=&oe=&restrict=linux&safeSearch=false&start=0&q=%22Brad+Hards%22
gives me 22900...


By brad hards at Sat, 09/10/2005 - 02:00

Wouldn't that make a lot more sense than restrict=linux? For me the difference is between 731 for "linux" and 84500 for KDE.

Also there seems to be something a little skewed with the numbers relative to the query you gave. When I substitute my name in for Michael's I get 731; Kevin, who is right above me in your list gets 461.


By Scott Wheeler at Sat, 09/10/2005 - 14:21

Yes, this would be more interesting with restrict=kde, I think.


By Cristian Tibirna at Sat, 09/10/2005 - 15:45

There is no restrict=kde
http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/1430


By Adam Treat at Sat, 09/10/2005 - 16:06