But this new animating shit has done it.
I thought briefly about doing a customized Google home, but then I have to enable auto-login and it takes all the time to login and blah blah, so fuck that. I'm just making my own, which has lots of advantages :
1. It's very simple and loads very fast.
2. I can keep it on my local disk so it doesn't have to load from the web at all until I actually choose a destination.
3. It never changes. Pointless change is infuriating to the serious thinker.
4. I can put whatever I want on it.
Here's my start : myhome prototype 1
I tried the AJAX Search API (as you might note from the vestigial title of my prototype page) but just having that script in the page makes it take 2-3 seconds to load. Maybe the cool thing would be to do my own AJAX search as a sub-page that's only loaded if I actually hit the "Search" button. The nice thing about AJAX search is I can configure how results are shown (eg., just the Web maam), and I don't have to go to a google.com page at all EVER !
I stole the basics from Simply Google , but I imagine there's probably something newer/better to steal web elements from.
It's already pretty sweet just to have a home page that loads instantly, so I think this is goodbye, Google.com home page.