Deathhacks: Tech tips for people who are going to die (someday) Jessamyn West
) describes the challenges that came with being executrix of her father
's estate, and his house.
Those of you who added reams of ad-blocking software to your PC's in the last two years, almost solely to block ads for the X10 wireless cam
, may be shocked (gasp!) to find out that they weren't paying for the ads the whole time
. In a dramatic and satisfying turnaround, X10's ad providers have sued them to the tune of 4.1 million USD.
When lamers sue lamers, everyone wins!
X10 redirects site traffic to blood donation info.
I understand all of their popups have been changed as well. (Figures I can't find one, now that I actually want to see it.)
We must destroy X10! (or, should we?)
German industrial band Kompressor has released a song about destroying one of the most annoying pop-up advertisers on the web, X10. (X10 sells spy/web cameras that "go anywhere", if you don't know by now.) The best part about this guy is not the subject matter, but the music- he's like a German electronic version of Wesley Willis.
Despite the fact that most commercial web sites rely on ads for revenue, and ad-blocking software is easy to get-- who are we to argue with this guy?!
I am really, really, really
tired of the popups for the Tiny Wireless Video Camera
- the ad that always has a picture of a hot chick and trumpets "FITS ANYWHERE" (in the girls' bathroom, wink nudge.
If there are any browser coders listening, here's a feature I long for: an anti-bookmark list. Stumble on a page that pops up garbage like the above, add it to your anti-bookmarks list and it's locked out instantly and forever, no forgiveness, no rehabilitation, capital punishment for bad web pages. Yes, yes, I know about junkbuster and webwasherand hosts files. But at this late date crap lockout should be part of the browser the way kill files were (and are) part of newsreaders. Sic 'em, Fang.
Follow the link to a post at the beloved-by-all-metafilterians Jason Levine
read the fourth paragraph: it seems that i'm not the only one highly ticked off by the recent slew of x10 pop-under ads.
Jason has kindly provided links that will set cookies to prevent them from appearing for 30 days, 1 year or 10 years.
I modified the url yet again to keep it from popping up ever again within my lifetime
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Can someone please tell me why X10.com has such warm and fuzzy 'family' style pages
to describe their wireless camera, but their ads look
like they are promoting cameras for the sole purpose of catching beautiful women on screen? Are they promoting hidden cameras in bathrooms, changing stalls, and other privacy-robbing public places? Why the descrepency between their advertising and their site?