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Die, Annoying Ad Banners, Die

weather: cloudy
outside: 22°C
mood: amused

I haven't seen a pop-up window in ages - Mozilla so rules.

I haven't seen a third party ad banner in ages. I'm mapping as many ad banner sites as I can find to "127.0.0.1" in my /etc/hosts. I was given a really good list to start and I added ones that I found along the way. Then, I'm running a tiny personal web server (mem: 1.7M) on my machine to serve up a transparent image in the place of the ad banner image.

The Internet is very quiet.


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badkarma_05
Sep. 28th, 2002 04:12 am (UTC)
"I'm running a tiny personal web server (mem: 1.7M) on my machine to serve up a transparent image in the place of the ad banner image."

You're a genius! That's a fantastic idea.
bride
Sep. 28th, 2002 10:20 am (UTC)
Re:
Heehee, s'ank you *bow*. IE5 used to pop up an "image not found on server" error or something like that for every image that got blocked.

So if a page had a zillion ads, I had to sit there closing all zillion error boxes before I could do anything... =P
ugly_boy
Sep. 29th, 2002 01:02 am (UTC)
Yes, Mozilla is definitely great.
yduras
Sep. 30th, 2002 06:10 am (UTC)
I've also been using a user style sheet
I found a user style sheet here that I modified a bit that also does wonders for banner blocking.
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