Today, while surfing around, an incredibly deceptive window popped up onto my screen, spawned by an ad-supported website. I wonder how many people have been tricked into clicking on it, and installing that stupid app.

For those who tenaciously track the latest religious figure image sightings, Jesus is currently holding forth from a blood-stained Band-Aid. Catch him soon; he’s probably booked to appear on a refrigerator door in Scranton soon.

Did you know that the latest click-wrap license for ViruScan says that you can’t publish a review of the software without prior written approval of Network Associates? Since I don’t own the software and haven’t clicked on the license, I can say without fear that this sucks ass, and I don’t know if I’d ever install software under these rules. (Update: it appears that I have installed software under these rules — Microsoft SQL server, all of Oracle’s software, and even Netscape’s web browser. Hell, there’s even a license of a Linux distribution that bans minors. All of this is such a joke.)

I’m such a rebel to be linking to this.

After admitting a five-month-old child to the hospital Thursday night who had not yet received a single vaccination, I feel a duty to provide everyone with a few good links about the importance of vaccinating your kids.

Ahhh, it’s so nice to see that media manipulation in the name of politics is alive and well in America. (Don’t get me wrong — I’m not indicting any particular party with this one, since I’m sure that the attempts to deceive the media cross lines of every type in Washington.)

Something handy as all hell that’s been floating around the web is a list of the opt-out pages maintained by all the web advertisers. Most appear to do what they claim to (set that advertiser’s cookie to a value which they can’t track).

Once again… what an ass. I was getting ready to wax euphoric about something that he’s doing, but… nevermind. Then I started playing with his new tool, realized that he still is willing to let people use it to steal content from other people’s weblogs and use it on their own sites with only the smallest and most cryptic invisible credit, and stopped using it. (Of course, I only stopped after creating a weblog demonstrating my problem with it.)


Microsoft has the same rules. I can’t review or publish performance numbers without their approval. Oracle I think has the same rules about their stuff.

• Posted by: luke on Mar 10, 2001, 2:45 PM
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