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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

More ad blocking

Regular reader D. writes:

... You mentioned the built in ad blocker for Firefox, there is a similar
item for Safari from a third party developer that I have always used, "Pith Helmet". Works wonders, I love seeing those little grey boxes where annoying adds used to be. Nice to know Chaz is getting burned by something so nice and good.

1 comment:

adultmalebluegrouse said...

Theres a thread developing on Slashdot about the OSM about-face-U-Turn-retreat:
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=169059&threshold=1&mode=nested&commentsort=0&op=Change


by Bogtha (906264) on Tuesday November 22, @11:16AM (#14091199)
They change their name and get lots of publicity. They change it back, they got lots more publicity, and praise on Slashdot. Is that about right? Seems the name change did exactly what it was meant to.


by Frymaster (171343) on Tuesday November 22, @11:30AM (#14091415)
(http://frymaster.ca/ | Last Journal: Monday September 15, @12:58AM)
wait til they get sued by pyjamas media next week....


by sammy baby (14909) on Tuesday November 22, @11:33AM (#14091448)
(Last Journal: Monday February 04, @03:31PM)
I think you're giving them too much credit.

This is pretty obviously (to me) an example of blog triumphalism gone awry. You have a buch of bloggers ranging from the conservative to the frothing-at-the-mouth reactionary. One of them says, "Hey: if we all start IMing each other, we can make serious cash!"

Their business model really isn't much better fleshed out than that.

For an amusing take on their launch party, read this blog entry [jimlowney.com] about a professional photojournalist who was invited.

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The Jim Lowney blog link entry is quite amusing, (I dont know if its been linked on here.)

http://www.jimlowney.com/mt-archives/000314.html