Grrrrr. I hate blogs with date-ignorant navigation and search

I’m trying to do some research and I’m curious about postings Jason Calacanis made in November 2005 As far as I can tell, the only way to find the posts in that range is to page through the archives of his blog. His post URLs all encode the posting date ( ie ), but if you try hacking the URLs down and remove the post-specific portion, you end up getting redirected to the main site URL. His site has search, but it’s pretty much useless for what I want to do.

His site isn’t the only one with this problem. Ask Metafilter is a great question & answer community, but it’s more difficult than it should be to find old questions and answers since they moved their site search over to Yahoo’s site search, which is completely ignorant of the date an item was posted. This totally blows, because often times I’ll remember a question that someone asked recently and want to find it again. I can either page back through all the old questions, which quickly becomes annoying, or I can search for some relevant keywords. What I get back is ranked by some algorithm that completely ignores the date associated with the posting, and there is no way to sort by date.

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