Grab my latest userContent.css to pick up the current state of the art in ad blocking. Installation directions here. Also with the directions is some new information on how to block Flash advertisements. Clean up your web surfing the easy way!
Now you can block ads in your email as well. If you are using the Thunderbird email client, simply follow my instructions here to get rid of pesky ads in your email.
Looking for a good Oldies internet music station?
Capital Radio is way out in front of the rest.
You can find them in the 70's/80's section of your iTunes Radio listings,
or you can go to their website and click on the
The station plays 50's through 80's. The best aspect (aside from being commercial free) is that the playlist stresses the songs that aren't played by those other oldies stations. You are much more likely to hear Elvis's Guitar Man than Heartbreak Hotel.
I have no financial interest in Capital Radio, just sharing the love for my favorite station.
Safari now correctly runs my
goofy dynamic html retro screensaver demo.
Safari version: 1.2.2 (v125.8)
Tax season is here, and I just did mine. Along the way I came across a table of the tax rates for 2002 and 2003, illustrating the Bush tax cut in action:
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has
written a letter meant to
put the heat on the P2P providers. Or has he? In the metadata of the email a
is present as an author.
Vans Stevenson is the Senior VP for state legislative affairs for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The MPAA denies writing the letter.
Like many Californians, I voted today. I knew something was up
when instead of handing me a ballot, I found a smart card in my hand. Turning around, there they were: the new voting
machines, little touchscreen terminals with small privacy flaps on
Going through the touchscreens was clearer than finding the tiny numbered punch holes on the old style ballots. At the end there was a summary screen showing how I had voted. I had left some votes blank and it told me, giving me an opportunity to go back. I was much more certain that I had expressed my intentions correctly then I ever had been with the punch ballot.
But I am far less certain that my vote is being recorded correctly. In the end all I have is glowing screen. Before I had a physical token, the punch ballot, that could be reviewed by me before submission, counted and recounted by machine and by hand. Now I have nothing. We will never know if my vote was recorded properly.
Let's get the voting process back to the stone age, where it belongs. We'll put the votes on stone tablets. Rock the vote.
Check out these stories (New
York Times, Guardian
Unlimited) on how Amazon accidentally revealed the real identities
of book review authors in the Amazon store. It's an amusing
example of the privacy risks and the spoofing risks of anonymous
commentary on the net.