The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Friday, August 26, 2005

Google is acting like a female dog, and I don't mean that in a good way either

Google is being annoying today.

I'm used to doing a search (like, for Miami, Florida) and being able to copy a link directly from the results page. Occasionally Google will link to the result through itself, like:

Annoying when it happens, but if I do the search over again, the results page will have the links going directly to the results, as in:

But not today.

Today, no matter how many times I restart my search, clear the cookies, click on the munged link or what have you, Google is insistent upon returning the annoying links that are useless to blogging. And to make matters worse, there's JavaScript in the results page to munge the status bar at the bottom of the browser (in Firefox, hoving over a link will show the URL in the status bar) so it's not readily apparent what's going on.

Come on Google, cut it out! You, of all companies, are supposed to be above such things …

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