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Murdock

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724 days ago

Been around here for a little while now but was trying to use tags for the first time today to look for specific project themes.

Is there a way of selecting multiple tags when searching? “all of these” or “Any of these” or “these but not those”

Examples:
‘Cabinet’ but not ‘kitchen’

‘Tablesaw’ or ‘table saw’

I tried simply using OR, AND in the “jump to tag” box but that just removed all results.

Thanks

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein


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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 723 days ago

not that I know of … unless you just use google perhaps. Someone posted something once, I think, that just showed LumberJocks stuff and you could search easily but I might be wrong on that.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 723 days ago

Placing commas between multiples seems to be the ‘and’ part that you’re looking for. Don’t know about the rest.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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KnickKnack

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#3 posted 723 days ago

Your best plan, in my opinion, for doing “careful” searches on LJ is to use the “Advanced search” facility in google – link is at the bottom of the search page.
Here is the “Cabinet’ but not ‘kitchen’” search…

The key here is, of course, is to put “lumberjocks.com” into the “site or domain” field to only get results from the LumberJocks site.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Murdock

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#4 posted 723 days ago

Thanks everyone, I have certainly used Google for searching in the past on this site. Will look at the advanced search again.

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 723 days ago

I use selective key words in my google searches all the time. The key is the site specific command. Here’s a sample search.

site:lumberjocks.com baby cradle -oak

The first part (site:lumberjocks.com) limits the results to one website. The next two key words search for any page with the words baby and cradle, the next keyword is excluded by the minus operator, you could also search for specific file types using the filetype operator. I find a lot of things searching a site for filetype:pdf. It’s amazing how much you can find that way. Here’s how to search a site to just find all the pdf files that you can download.

site:woodmagazine.com filetype:pdf

You can also find .doc files and excell spreadsheets by using the filetype associated with them. It’s amazing how many people upload the entire contents of their work directory without thinking about what they are doing or what is actually findable on their site. It’s also interesting to search commercial software media for deleted files. I’ve found source code to a game or product as well as financial information and very private information. When the developer turned in his product, the publishers just duplicate the disk and the process duplicates everything, deleted files included. Ditto for used hard drives.

I bought a used computer in an employee sale that was used in the sales department at Eastman Kodak. It was about 1995 or so and I didn’t have very much Macintosh software, so before I did anything else, I used a borrowed computer and put the hard drive in an external case so I could access it. Then the first thing I did was to run a utility that recovered the original information before they formatted the drive. All the original software was there as well as all the data files including some data that shouldn’t have ever left the plant. I did delete the data files but the word processor, spreadsheet and photoshop were great. I did show the head of security my find and tell them how to scrub any drives in surplus computers they sold so the files couldn’t be recovered.

A few years ago I had a contract to install webcams that the owner of a sawmill could access from anywhere they had an Internet connection and see what was going on at different places around the sawmill. The network camera makers don’t have a very good demo of their product, but… A few minutes searching google for “google hack network camera” turns up unique url’s the cameras generate and makes the cameras findable. Unless the person installing them has taken steps to restrict them, they may be exposed to unauthorized users. It’s amazing how many installers don’t remove the default password to access the camera or to change settings. I got to view all the cameras in operation to find the best one for my application.

Before I hacked wood, I hacked a lot of other stuff…

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 723 days ago

there ya go… I knew someone had the info.
Then, I guess, if you select “images” then you can quickly skim through to find what you are interested in. (well, that’s what I would do, anyway)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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KnickKnack

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#7 posted 723 days ago

Then, I guess, if you select “images” then you can quickly skim through to find what you are interested in.

That, MsDebbie, is great sub-tip!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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