tl;dr summary: jump to the solution down below for a neat trick. the problem as i was porting one of my old pages to Hugo, i encountered and unexpected snag. the page contained an image which i wanted to appear on the page centered (< gasp > fancy that!). sounds like a 16-character problem solved straight out of muscle memory, right? not quite. the philosophical angle the thing is, that Hugo is mainly - but not only - geared towards writing content in extended Markdown.
- updated Sept 5, 2016: looks like Don’t track me Google is now also available as a firefox extension, though for the time being i’m sticking with Google search link fix on Firefox. updated Oct 19, 2014: rewritten to reflect existence of Google search link fix and Don't track me Google google has been annoying the crap out of me in the last year or so by rewriting all the links in my search results to total gobbledygook with infinitely long custom google URL prefixes that have an escaped actual target URL tucked at the end.