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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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How to enable JavaScript in your browser and why

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/02

Just in case it’s not enabled yet: How to enable JavaScript in your browser and why

It even has some html to redirect to it, which I’ve replaced with the wayback machine (and put into a gist as WordPress kills noscript tag blocks and everything they contain.

I needed it as at a client site, one of the embedded devices would show the message “Javascript is required to use this web portal” in various web browsers so I had to check the JavaScript status in each browser.

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Chrome, Development, Firefox, Google, Internet Explorer, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Opera, Power User, Safari, Scripting, Software Development, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

Cleaning up C drive space temporary internet files after upgrading to IE10 or IE11 – via AsiaTech Microsoft APGC Internet Developer Support Team

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/09

You’d think Temporary Internet Files from Internet Explorer will be in that directory, right?

After upgrading to Internet Explorer 10 or 11 that is not true any more.

I got the below batch file to cleanup the WebCache directory via C drive space is using up on terminal server after upgrading to IE10 or IE11 – AsiaTech: Microsoft APGC Internet Developer Support Team

–jeroen

Posted in Internet Explorer, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows | 1 Comment »

When your browser extensions go rouge…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/21

A while ago I suspected at least one of my Chrome extensions to do funny things.

In the end it appeared that “Live HTTP Headers 1.0.8” went rogue a while ago and has by now been removed from the store as this link is gone: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/iaiioopjkcekapmldfgbebdclcnpgnlo ()

It was part of a much larger set of extensions that went away and isn’t limited to Chrome: other browsers with extension mechanisms suffer from this too. More links about this at the bottom of this post.

Which means that by now you should be really careful which extensions you have installed and enabled.

So, browse through these and ensure you’ve disabled everything you don’t need permanently:

On my system, I removed these:

When you go from Chrome to these URLs through the extensions page, it usually appends an UTM tracker like utm_source to the URL.

So I dug into that as well and found these links explaining them:

References:

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Posted in Chrome, Chrome, Firefox, Google, Internet Explorer, Opera, Power User, Safari, Web Browsers | 3 Comments »

Schlechte Nachrichten für Fritz!box User: http://nic.box/ Euer http://fritz.b…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/18

[WayBack] Schlechte Nachrichten für Fritz!box User: http://nic.box/ Euer http://fritz.box ist nicht mehr das, was es sein sollte. EDIT: Muahahaha … – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Now there is http://nic.box/ for the new [WayBackbox top level domain and AVM does not yet have the pre-registered fritz.box there effectuated (because .box is not in final registration state yet).

Kristian:

Schlechte Nachrichten für Fritz!box User: http://nic.box/ Euer http://fritz.box ist nicht mehr das, was es sein sollte.

EDIT: Muahahaha

kris@h1755802:~> host fritz.box
fritz.box has address 127.0.53.53
fritz.box mail is handled by 10 your-dns-needs-immediate-attention.box.

The joke is in the cryptic “your-dns-needs-immediate-attention” and usage of 127.0.53.53. to indicate a gTLD name collision.

Chrome knows about ICANN though and explains it in a slightly more readable form when browsing to http://fritz.box (:

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