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Archive for September 8th, 2017

Reminder to self: find out how to disable YouTube auto-play in Chrome 60 and up

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/08

Somewhere around Chrome 60, this extension stopped to work for YouTube videos: Disable HTML5 Autoplay – Chrome Web Store.

It’s [WayBackunmaintained now as Google is supposed to work on an own disable-autoplay function, but this fails too:

More reading:

–jeroen

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To every site out there asking me to whitelist them from my adblocker: No.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/08

I totally agree with [WayBack] To every site out there asking me to whitelist them from my adblocker: No. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

To every site out there asking me to whitelist them from my adblocker: No.

Why I am running an Adblocker. Also, it does not matter any more what you do. Running an Adblocker is a necessity because of the things below.

“No exceptions”.

Because it’s over – it may be your site that is better, but I don’t care any more.

Just running an Adblocker, revoking JS and Plugin privileges, and blocking third party bullshit everywhere, because that’s a secure default and a significant cognitive simplification.

The group you are part of, if you want it or not, made that necessary. It’s the world your people created. You will have to live in it, no matter how much of an exception your site is.

–jeroen

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Blacklist Filters on MikroTik RouterOS

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/08

Some blacklist filters you can use on Mikrotik RouterOS devices:

You might consider to use these instead of action=drop:

–jeroen

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One day I will find back my Casio 79QGS-39 Universal Calendar watch from the 1980s

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/08

I think it’s Jan Wildeboer that referred me to the vongestern Blog: Smartwatch 1986: Casio DBX-100 [WayBack] entry.

It’s about database watches (and also shows the DB-520 and DBC-610) which were of the first smart watch generations and reminded me I’ve misplaced my Casio 79QGS-39 Universal Calendar digital LCD watch from the same era (mine was chrome unlike some of the Casio 79QGS-39 images  around).

Back then smart watches were focusing on very few things, but did them well, unlike today where they try to be jack of all trades: Niemand braucht Computer in Uhren. Der Artikel fängt langsam an, aber macht gute Punkte zum Ende hin. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+ [WayBack]

Hopefully one day I’ll find my smart watch back, get it working and can post some pictures. The battery should be easy to replace though:

–jeroen

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