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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Thanks Be To Galgacus!

I think I can now say with a certain degree of confidence that I've got rid off the pop-ups which were plaguing this site. Apparently the redesign was unneccesary (although I'm still glad I did it). All I needed to do was get rid of my Webstats4u counter. It turns out that "in order to finance the maintenance, hosting, new developments" they "will accept advertising sponsorships" which "can appear as a pop-up or pop-under advertisement or slide-in flash format." Translation: "We'll sell advertising on your site". Bastards.

Dealing with this was easy enough. I just deleted the relevant code and hey presto no pop-ups, but I'd never have thought to do this or noticed the small-print were it not for the eagle-eyes of Galgacus. I write this both to show my appreciation and to urge those of you still using Webstats4u to dump it.

This might be a timely opportunity to recall the words of Bill Hicks (via):
By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself. Just a little thought. I'm just trying to plant seeds. Maybe one day they'll take root. I don't know. You try. You do what you can. Kill yourselves. Seriously though, if you are, do. No really, there's no rationalisation for what you do, and you are Satan's little helpers, OK? Kill yourselves, seriously. You're the ruiner of all things good. Seriously, no, this is not a joke. "There's gonna be a joke coming..." There's no fucking joke coming, you are Satan's spawn, filling the world with bile and garbage, you are fucked and you are fucking us, kill yourselves, it's the only way to save your fucking soul. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now.

"You know what Bill's doing now, he's going for the righteous indignation dollar, that's a big dollar, a lot of people are feeling that indignation, we've done research, huge market. He's doing a good thing." Goddammit, I'm not doing that, you scumbags, quit putting a goddamn dollar sign on every fucking thing on this planet!

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