I have ranted about Blogger Search being like a lollipop, but I'm now pleased to report that since the move to Blogger Beta (as I like to call it), things have improved by several notches. Now, searching via the top-left search box on this blog doesn't seem to go through the Google search page using the "site:" qualifier. I have a feeling that they've twiddled around with the kind of words being indexed on blogs and it's paying off. All my recent searches have yielded perfectly suitable results, while earlier recall was about 25%. Nice work and the new Blogger continues to quietly impress.