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Stephen Downes

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This is from a few days ago but I want to make sure I don't forget it. Alan Levine, channeling some Mastodon discussion, points to a nice trick to get right of all the garbage in Google search engine results (by 'garbage' what I mean is all the stuff Google puts in the results page that isn't part of the search results). In particular, if you add '&udm=14' to the end of the URL on your results page, you can force it to display search results only. I do a similar thing with my personal Start Page, where I've created a small form to handle that for me. I also use '&tbs=qdr:y' to force it to return results only from the last year, so I'm not getting out-of-date results.

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