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I'll normally word a query differently until I find answers (ie I'll try "how to skin a cat," and if that gives no good result I'll try "skinning a cat," and then "how do I skin a cat" etc until I find the answer)

if that fails, if the question is related to software and/or business I will do site-specific searches at HN and lifehacker (eg site:ycombinator.com skinning a cat).

Sometimes I'll do this in reverse.

I have found that in most business settings I'm the only one who will search for things with this effort. Most people around me give up after a query or two, and then think I'm a genius when I find the information we wanted.

From mobile device, excuse typos etc




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