Bending DuckDuckGo to do your bidding.
It turns out while thinking ahead I decided I will at some point need to give people a way to search my blog. Not wanting to write or host an indexer myself I thought maybe I’ll turn to my favorite search engine of all time, DuckDuckGo.
If you havent ever used DuckDuckGo I suggest highly giving it a shot, it is a very powerful search engine and it respects your privacy to boot. But getting past that the flexibility and power that makes them great also makes them a great tool for site operators, and they are smart enough to recognize this.
My first run at adding it I discovered DuckDuckGo’s search box generator The downside was
it only generated one height and one look, which may work for some sites but not for mine. Doing a bit more digging I discovered
DuckDuckGo’s URL Parameters which seemed like a great way to get this going but they had
options for everything except site, so that left me one choice, I had to manipulate the search before it is submitted to
DuckDuckGo to append
site:blog.corrupted.io to the query.