Not happy with the revamp Google did on their homepage? I personally
think Google's new flashy interface and 'everything' side bar sucks.
After 5 minutes of searching for how to revert to the old Google
search look-n-feel, I considered writing a custom search script and
then putting it on my cems account. Instead, I realized that Google
hasn't updated other languages to have the same look and feel...
Obviously Google likes to have a little fun because they have a series
of languages / lingo's that start with xx- . There's borg, pirate,
hacker, elmer fudd, etc. The two that I liked were xx-hacker and
xx-pirate. So, I'm going to be a pirate or a hacker and set my new
homepage to either:
* http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-pirate or
Basically, this sets your 'lingo' aka language of choice and
conventions from the standard default of 'en' for English, to custom
'xx-pirate' or 'xx-hacker'. Problem solved. Same great Google
searching, no annoying 'everything' sidebar, and the lingo is even
more to the savy 'n liken', aye matey? 101!!1_shift1!.
- Michael E. Karpeles
CSSA President & Treasurer
Proud ACM Affiliate