Search tricks

I find myself quite often going to my weblog to search for something I vaguely remember blogging, and such is my laziness that I miss the convenience of Google, where you can just type the query in the browser location bar (or search box in firebird).

However, I’ve just found an explanation of how to search your weblog with Mozilla. Apparently, you can write custom search plug-ins for Mozilla, as explained in the Mycroft project documentation.

A more trivial solution is to find the search form’s parameters and make a URL you can call with a keyword:

  • Create a bookmark with this URL:
http://corky.net/do-cgi/mt/mt-search.cgi?search=%s
  • Give it a keyword (I used "blog")
  • Type "blog theThingToSearchFor" in Mozilla’s location (address) bar.