Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Web History has been removed from your account.

Thanks Google! See, when I surf the web I like to dig a bit deeper than the average person. View Source? Several times a day! Also, Copy Link Location, so I can slice and dice that URL, or add a proxy address in front of it, eg for accessing Wikipedia. So when I found that the new Web History was mangling — ok ok, maybe just obfuscating — search result URLs and that pausing the service didn't just turn it off, I was worried that Google was ruined for me. This is the reason I grit my teeth when I'm forced to use Yahoo for one reason or another. So I was delighted to find that Google makes it easy to delete the Web History service from my account. No more interesting data on my searches, but I keep the pleasure of once more being able to "hack around" on the web.


At May 7, 2007, 3:16:00 PM, Blogger Alex said:

To make proxying easier, it might be worth checking out gladder - a Firefox extension specially made to get over the Great Firewall of China. It automatically proxies Wikipedia and quite a few other sites and lets you add your own.

BTW, congrats on the baby!


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