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September 11, 2000 7:27 AM   Subscribe

The first web-banner I ever liked.
posted by sonofsamiam (16 comments total)

 
Haw haw, dumbass, it changes on every reload.
posted by EngineBeak at 7:57 AM on September 11, 2000


I was going to point that out myself, but I was going to be, you know -- civil?
posted by webmutant at 9:14 AM on September 11, 2000


Actually, I get the same banner, every time, and I noticed it's different at home and at work.

Could it be my doubleclick cookie ID pegging me at each location for a certain demographic?
posted by mathowie at 10:00 AM on September 11, 2000


I'm doing my part in fooling DoubleClick...

At home I'm a 14 year old German proctologist who likes horseback riding.

At work I'm a 87 year old Puerto Rican grandmother with 54 grandkids who likes S&M.

Anyone else having fun with them? =)
posted by pnevares at 10:03 AM on September 11, 2000


I'm having fun with DoubleClick by staying as far away as humanly possible from them, or anything they may be associated with. Does that count?
posted by Succa at 10:06 AM on September 11, 2000


if you're seeing the evolution add banner, that's cribbed from an italian magazine from a few years ago. infringement! sue the bastards!
posted by capt.crackpipe at 10:47 AM on September 11, 2000


Is it that HP java banner? url is http://ln.doubleclick.net/adi/wn.ln/f;h=f;sz=468x60;tile=1;pos=1;!category=adult;ord=2306022021?
posted by tiaka at 10:50 AM on September 11, 2000


What's the best way to keep DoubleClick out of my hair? On a Mac?
posted by aaron at 11:46 AM on September 11, 2000


the HP java banner can be found here: http://www.whitesands.org/portfolio/banners/demos/pong.html
(got the link from jason kottke's site)
posted by pnevares at 11:56 AM on September 11, 2000


Video game trivia--contrary to what's stated at the whitesands site, Pong was not the first video game. From what I can find, Spacewar was the first video game, while Magnavox's Odyssey was the first home video game (my family had one, waaay back in the early 70s). In fact, Magnavox successfully sued Pong for copyright infringement. Pong was, however, the first coin-op game.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:28 PM on September 11, 2000


>What's the best way to keep DoubleClick out
>of my hair? On a Mac?

DoubleClick allows you to opt out of their service. If I recall correctly, there are other ways of blocking their cookies and banners as well, but most of that involves tinkering with the network stuff on your computer or your ISP's server.
posted by jkottke at 1:09 PM on September 11, 2000


sorry, people. I checked it several times (but don't have any doubleclick cookies) and it was the same banner. (the HP java one.) Appollyloggies.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:53 PM on September 11, 2000


>What's the best way to keep DoubleClick out
>of my hair? On a Mac?

iCab (http://www.icab.de/). This compact browser lets you stuff cookie requests, and filter ads based on server, path, and filename of either the image (img src =...) or what it links to (a href =....)

If you see an ad you don't like, control-click and select Image|Filter from the context menu, where iCab helpfully fills in the criteria you need to block the ad.

iCab's a free preview, but the fixed up version will be about $30 US. It has pushed aside Netscape for almost all browsing, and made WebFree redundant as well.


posted by kurumi at 2:22 PM on September 11, 2000


So tell me, I click on the above and get a broken image. Why is that?
posted by Lirp at 5:48 PM on September 11, 2000


Thanks Jason and kurumi!
posted by aaron at 9:13 PM on September 11, 2000


The best way is to fool your system into thinking that the ad servers are local to your machine, and send the requests into oblivion.
Check out this page, where there are instructions for doing this with both PC and Mac.
I've implemented the modified hosts file on both my machines, and I now see a fraction of ads online. Simple and very effective.
posted by viama at 12:42 AM on September 12, 2000


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