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Wired.com and their ads

tcr! · Jan 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm

I was reading Wired.com’s article Oct. 27, 1994: Web Gives Birth to Banner Ads and about 30 seconds onto the page, I get a full page (Fig.1) “Here’s the Thing with Ad Blockers” overlay.

Okay, I’ll turn off my ad blocker to help keep their lights on.

Within five seconds of doing so I get another full page (Fig.2) overlay but this time they want me to “STAY PLUGGED IN…”

Wired and their ads

Obnoxious. Needless to say I didn’t bother to read the whole article — with each attempt Wired.com thwarted my efforts. Either way I can’t win with them.

🙄 #ads #fail #webdev

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Jan 6th, 2017 at 8:19:13 am

tcr! · Jan 6, 2017 at 8:19 am

Maggie: I wish today was one of those movie days where you turned into a dog or something so you didn’t have to go to school.

#maggie

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Happy frosty, Friday perps!

tcr! · Jan 6, 2017 at 8:04 am

Sunrise with frost on the window 1 Sunrise with frost on the window 2

Is that the sunrise or nuclear bomb? Your pick.

Also, my windows are dirty. Shut up.

😉🌞❄️ #photos #sunrise

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Man, I hate gotdam winter

tcr! · Jan 4, 2017 at 7:50 pm

10F and falling

😡 #weather

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Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things - trailer

tcr! · Jan 4, 2017 at 9:24 am

#movies #homeimprovement

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Speaking of Dorothy…

tcr! · Jan 3, 2017 at 9:00 am

Dorothy blinking on the TV

#dorothy #animatedGIFs

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jan 5, 2017 at 12:58 am

Clarice: “If you didn’t kill him then who did, sir?”
H: “Who can say? Best thing for him, really. His therapy was going nowhere.”

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jan 5, 2017 at 1:00 am

Clarice: “That doesn’t interest me, Dr. Frankly, it’s the kind of thing Miggs would say.”
H: “Not anymore.”

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Jan 2nd, 2017 at 10:36:30 am

tcr! · Jan 2, 2017 at 10:36 am

My shower caddy fell down in the middle of the night. I think it might’ve woken up the whole neighborhood. Of course I was in full guerrilla warfare mode for two hours afterward. 🙄

#thestruggleisreal

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Rainbows in the kitchen

tcr! · Jan 1, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Rainbows in the kitchen 1 Rainbows in the kitchen 2 Rainbows in the kitchen 3

I love having rainbows in the kitchen 🌈💙💚💛❤️

#photos #rainbows #homeimprovement

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Dec 31st, 2016 at 12:27:04 pm

tcr! · Dec 31, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Me: When you change the CD be sure to grab it by the edges.

Maggie: This isn’t my first day.

😂 #maggie

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Life’s too good when it’s quiet

tcr! · Dec 30, 2016 at 9:08 am

Learning to respect myself

Learning to respect myself

Many many years ago I had a “friend” who I’ll call Dick, because that’s what he is.

I met him when I was 25. I had developed a product, but hadn’t gotten anyone to believe in it. I went to trade shows and borrowed booth space from friends, they let me camp out in a corner and meet people there so I could do demos. At one of these shows “Dick” had been given the space next to me. He always talked so loud that the people I talked to couldn’t hear me. He took up my space so I had to stand against the wall and look like an idiot.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago “Dick” showed up again in my life, this time on Facebook. I had forgotten what a jerk he was.

This is good. I’ve met many a person who was a “Dick” in my life. But this:

Because I’m so forgetful, he actually had a chance for a clean fresh start.

I’ve read Dave Winer’s blog for a long time and I don’t think he’s forgetful. I think instead that he’s a genuinely good person and more importantly, forgiving.

I want to believe that people can change for the better, want to believe that they can and have grown into whole human beings. People deserve fresh starts. With all the dick-ish things I’ve done, I’m always grateful when I’m given another chance.

But also… It’s too easy for me to let that “power of hope” trump the truth of who people are, who they continue to be. I often set myself up to be stung while waving the banner of forgiveness. I can want things to be “okay” to the point where I’m simply in denial.

If people are still dicks after their “sins” have been forgotten then screw ‘em. I blocked one of my brother’s numbers from ringing and dinging my phone a year or so ago. He hadn’t changed and life’s too good when it’s quiet to be dicking around with dicks.

Read more of Dave’s stuff. You won’t be disappointed.

#advancedsoul

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