I use DuckDuckGo whenever possible, and !bangs when I need to use google. I don't use gmail, nor do I have a google account.
.... Again, it's more useless crap to supposedly make things more "convenient", when really it's just convincing you to buy more crap that will end up at the Goodwill in a few years.
Precisely this - Bump this guy up.
WordPress has many great features but between insecure plugins and a constantly updating core system, it just takes too much time to administer
This. A thousand times.
You will be successful in your work.