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Dear Google: QUIT REDIRECTING MY DROID TO YOUR MOBILE SITE. - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2009-11-11 21:07
  Subject:   Dear Google: QUIT REDIRECTING MY DROID TO YOUR MOBILE SITE.
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QUIT USING MY USER-AGENT: HEADER TO SEND ME TO A SHITTY, NON-FUNCTIONAL PAGE FULL OF FUCKING JAVASCRIPT (WHICH I DISABLED WITHIN THE FIRST TEN SECONDS OF PICKING THIS THING UP!). I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOUR FUCKING USELESS, LOSING, FAILURE, PIECE OF SHIT "MOBILE" SITE!

I type in http://google.com, I get a blank page on my Droid. Laying down a bookmark reveals that I've been redirected to "http://www.google.com/m?client=ms-android-verizon".

Google: Stop this worthless-ass bullshit NOW.

You stupid-ass, fuck-tarded morons. You really did this? REALLY?

Nobody wants a "mobile" web browser. Nobody wants to see your ugly-ass, half-broken "mobile" site. IT CHOKES ON TEN THOUSAND BUCKETS OF COCK.

AND EVERYBODY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD KNOWS THIS. EXCEPT (APPARENTLY) YOU.


...

Been a while since I used <font size=9>...

The bigger question is, do you think Google and Verizon will give a goddamn? I, myself, do not. I believe Google has some kind of backroom deal going with Verizon to redirect Droid traffic to certain pages. And they don't give a damn if nobody likes it, or if it ruins people's ability to use Google, because there's big bucks involved.

So, as usual, I'm just howling at the moon here... because I just enjoy howling at the moon.

I guess my Droid goes back to the Verizon store TOMORROW.


Edit: I recommend Droid owners set a bookmark at:

http://www.google.com/search?q=FuckYouGoogleAndFUCKYourUsabilityDestroyingAndroidUser-AgentRedirection

That will allow you to use Google search without getting redirected to the broken-ass Javascript-required mobile page. It will also leave a big pile of shit in the search text box. Just click on said box, then do ALT-DEL to clear it all out.

Now that I have workaround, I'll give Google a little more time to fix this problem...

(In the mean time: The physical keyboard space bar will go down a page in the web browser. Shift-Space goes back a page.)
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The Perfect Girl
  User: mercyspeaks
  Date: 2009-11-12 14:04 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I don't know what you're talking about, but I'm pretty sure it was because your font wasn't big enough. You should try harder.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2009-11-12 17:59 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Yeah, font size=9 is weak. I should have used {font-size:10,000%}. ;]
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cerilus
  User: cerilus
  Date: 2009-11-12 17:44 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I know of the stupid of which you speak.

My sprint instinct phone's browser trips the same 'mobile' google. My WINCE Treo didn't. Google went from being useful to being useless when I got my new phone.

Thanks for the work around. You've made web searching on the road useful again.

Ceri
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2009-11-12 17:57 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Glad to have helped.
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