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We are now Google-free!!!

As promised a while ago, this notepad is finally Google-free. What brought me to this decision is the threat Google represents to privacy: they get like 80-90% of the world’s non-Chinese search queries, tons of e-mails (among which mines, actually), massive surf data from Adsense and Analytics (a nice complement to the searches that generate those visits!), but also from discrete acquisitions like ReCAPTCHA, also the videos you watch on Youtube, and probably much more but I think I covered the main areas.

Anyway. As I don’t like to trash pieces of codes, I thought I’d be a good idea to store here the former lines we’ve had for years to display Google stuff…

The search box (hopefully I’ll be placing a Scroogle search box soon!):

<form action=”http://www.google.com/custom” method=”get”>
<div style=”text-align:center;width:170px;background-color:#bdf;border:1px solid #555″>
<label for=”q”><img width=”75″ alt=”Google search” src=”http://www.google.com/logos/Logo_25wht.gif” height=”32″/></label><br/>
<input value=”notepad.patheticcockroach.com” name=”domains” type=”hidden”/>
<input id=”q” maxlength=”255″ value=”DRM” name=”q” size=”20″ type=”text”/>

<div style=”text-align:left;”>
<input id=”but_web1″ value=”” name=”sitesearch” type=”radio”/><label for=”but_web1″>Web</label><br/>
<input id=”but_web2″ checked=”checked” value=”notepad.patheticcockroach.com” name=”sitesearch” type=”radio”/><label for=”but_web2″>This blog</label><br/>
</div>
<input value=”Search” name=”sa” type=”submit”/>
<input value=”pub-9471398824076666″ name=”client” type=”hidden”/>
<input value=”1″ name=”forid” type=”hidden”/>
<input value=”ISO-8859-1″ name=”ie” type=”hidden”/>
<input value=”ISO-8859-1″ name=”oe” type=”hidden”/>
<input value=”GALT:#008000;GL:1;DIV:#336699;VLC:663399;AH:center;BGC:FFFFFF;LBGC:336699;ALC:0000FF;LC:0000FF;T:000000;GFNT:0000FF;GIMP:0000FF;FORID:1;” name=”cof” type=”hidden”/>
<input value=”en” name=”hl” type=”hidden”/>
</div>
</form>

The Adsense (not really sure it’s worth keeping, actually…):

<script type=”text/javascript”><!–
google_ad_client = “pub-9471398824076666”;
google_ad_host = “pub-1556223355139109”;
/* 120×600, created 4/18/08 */
google_ad_slot = “1026798805”;
google_ad_width = 120;
google_ad_height = 600;
//–>
</script>
<script
src=”http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js” type=”text/javascript”>
</script>

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