With the recent blackouts, particularly of wikipedia, and my desire to do a “work-around” I went back to google and looked for the google cache but discovered that it is missing from its usual place.
This is partly because with the new google facelifts, I have resolved again and again to abandon google, with some greater success this time. Each recent change that google has implemented has seemed to degrade rather than boost its functionality for me. And that’s just the stuff I see in the UI, not the degradation of the search results I am sure has occurred.
I was going to post this on the wikipedia workaround thread, but thought it would be better on its own.
The google cache is now located off to the right and requires a time-consuming mouse hover, mouse move, and click, far away from the initial results of a search.
Maybe that’s just because I can’t stand “google instant” and so have turned it off. And that takes either persistent cookies which I will not tolerate, or a time-consuming setting of session cookies for turning off what I cannot stand in the default settings. I apologize for the rant. Again, a bit milder:
The google cache result links are now located off to the right and require a mouse hover, mouse move, and click, away to the right from the initial results of a search.