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Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are paying to get around Adblock Plus | The Verge

04.02.2015 01:00

The Verge:

Some of the web’s biggest companies have been paying to get around Adblock Plus, according to a new report from Financial Times. Microsoft’s Bing search ads and Taboola’s “recommended links” box are among the ads that are currently slipping through Adblock Plus’s filter, and FT confirms that it’s the intentional result of a paid deal between the makers of Adblock and the owners of the ads. According to FT sources, the companies have paid Eyeo (the maker of Adblock Plus) to be added to an official whitelist, which allows them to bypass the plug-in. Google has a similar deal, as has been previously reported.

Seriously? This is both extortion and bullshit. I have mixed feelings about parts of the ad industry and the “ad blocker” industry.

Just deal with the fucking ads.

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Review

04.02.2015 01:00

I can never make up my mind about the Midori Travelers notebooks. They look cool. And it isn’t that expensive. But I prefer having notebooks, that look more like a book. I can just stick them in the bookshelf.

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Three Questions With Patrick Rhone — The Pen Addict

04.02.2015 01:00

The new “Three Questions” series at the Pen Addict is great. And this is my favourite this far. Some great tips in there.

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Why WordPress Should Be Your Only Choice — The Brooks Review

04.02.2015 01:00

Ben Brooks:

I’ve been a long time defender and lover of WordPress, and I could recount some pretty terrible stories of things that have happened to me, or people I know, running WordPress. The thing about WordPress is that it is big, like really big — it’s used everywhere. And it has gotten a bad wrap in nerd circles, mostly because it used to be that a link from John Gruber would bring a WordPress site to it’s knees.

There are a lot of really good points there. I’m not a huge WordPress fan, it’s a good CMS, it isn’t for me.

There aren’t one reason why I use Jekyll, and there aren’t one reason for why I don’t use WordPress or Squarespace; but the key reason is that my workflows for managing Jekyll is way more efficient.

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Choosy – A smarter default browser for Mac OS X

31.01.2015 01:00

Interesting app. I’m not in the market for it right now, but this is something I would have paid a lot of money for back in the day.

This is also a good tip for people that want Safari as their default browser, but want to use Chrome for everything related to Google.

Check it out, I know I will, the moment I need it.

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Duck Duck Go

31.01.2015 01:00

Okay, I’m trying to move over to [Duck Duck Go][0] for the third time, in as many years. I don’t use that many Google Services, and I only use them if I have to. They don’t provide many services that I absolutely need. The exceptions right now, is Google Analytics, and Search.

I’m trying to replace Google Search for Duck Duck Go at the moment. The reason it didn’t work the last few times I tried, was bad support for Duck Duck Go in Safari on iOS and OS X. They have also redesigned the web site.

This is what I’m going to do. Duck Duck Go is going to be my go to search engine for at least a month. And I’m switching back if it doesn’t feel right after that.

Google Analytics is another thing. I’m not 100% sure what to do. Analytics is one of the things I’m not 100% sure if I want to pay for at the moment. And Google Analytics is good enough right now. But I’m going to do one thing this year. To figure out if it is something I’m going to continue with, and if I am, then I need a plan to move it away from Google.

This might be the year I move everything, except for the few people I talk on Google Talk with, and the few people I know that use Google Docs.

0]: https://duckduckgo.com/?t=osx

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AOL is shutting down TUAW

30.01.2015 01:00

TUAW is shutting down, and Macword isn’t what it used to be. I think some newer and smaller site have taken over what Macword and TUAW used to be. But I think it’s better to just shut down, than to do one cut back after another, after another, like Macword have done.

Sad news.

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Paying for coverage is a scam

30.01.2015 01:00

iMore:

The answer is: Nothing. We don’t take a dime to cover any product on iMore. In fact, even the suggestion that we would is horribly insulting to our sense of ethics. Unfortunately, not all web sites are so inclined.

iMore is a great site, and Peter Cohen’s NSFW is fantastic. I don’t get a lot of requests like this, but I have gotten them in the past.

One of the core principles of everything I do is that I would rather not make any money at all, than making it in a scammy or dishonest way. It’s just wrong for a web site to charge for writing about a product.

Your readers need to trust you; ads or memberships are fine. But you can’t loose your integrity

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GoDaddy

29.01.2015 01:00

In the ad, the lost puppy returns home only to find that his owners have sold him using a website made with GoDaddy.

What the hell? I don’t know what’s wrong with GoDaddy.

Every GoDaddy customer out there should move to something else; I recommend Hover.

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Inforgraphic

29.01.2015 01:00

Very cool inforgraphic. It’s strange to look at the evolution of iOS in one place.

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