We thought Roe v Wade was fixed in stone, but we were wrong. Clearly, it was only pencilled in.
Today, though, I discovered something that does seem to be eternally fixed, and I doubt that even the US Supreme Court can change it. The Google logo and search bar are deliberately placed just slightly above centre on my computer screen, and nothing and no-one can move them.
I decided to change the background on my screen to show a family photo but when I did, Google intruded on its aesthetic appeal. It chose to place itself across a significant part of the photo and to almost completely obstruct the view of my own face. As much as I want to see my family members’ faces, I would also like to see my own smile in their presence.
Now I’m wondering to what extent my frustration comes from vanity, but I have decided not to go there. I may not like what I discover.
In my naïveté, I thought that I could simply click on the logo and/or the search bar and move them to a place lower on the screen and away from my face. I was wrong. That is not do-able.
Then I thought I would search the Internet for advice from more tech-savvy people. I assumed that someone, somewhere would know how to fix this little problem. Initially, I was pleased to find some suggestions but, sadly, none of them worked. The Internet is, it seems, devoid of people who know how to move a Google logo.
Now I’m engaging in paranoid delusions about the power of Google to control my universe. Someone should stop me. Regardless, this sucks.
Google, please let me move you, just a little.