Monday, August 25, 2008

Computer illiterate

One thing no one tells you is that when you bring your computer to Israel, it comes Israeli. It starts thinking and behaving in Hebrew and doing all sorts of things that you, as a fresh off the boat (plane) olah do not understand.

Take, for example google.com . See, I would love ot take google.com, but for me that no longer exists. I get redirected to google.co.il. My search results go from right to left. Everything is alligned to the right!

Ok, not a huge deal (as the results are still in English), but an annoyance none the less.

But what about sites that actually have words you need to understand- like, for example, blogger? I had to click various links and scootch all over the place to figure out how to put up a new post. I am still not sure how to do it directly, I can only do it by clicking through my dashboard.

I am sure I will figure it out sooner or later.

2 comments:

Mike Miller said...

Browse to http://google.com/ncr . After you do that once, Google will be normal again...

happyduck1979 said...

thank you!