Seth Wisely said

July 12, 2011

ads on drugs tormenting users thanks mozilla

Filed under: adblock — Seth Wisely @ 14:42


consider all the fantastic ways advertisers will abuse this technology to torment and violate surfers!

the professional privacy-rapists will be gleeful



January 12, 2011

Droid X / Incredible and SIP (voip) apps less than impressive

Filed under: adblock, ITSP, overview, SIP, voipms — Seth Wisely @ 20:00

droid x [ SIPdroid + ] = uLaw only, called party unable to hear my audio, I can hear my echo, in handset mode (not speakerphone, not blewtooth)

droid (x|incredible) [ SIPdroid + LES ] = uLaw only, called party unable to hear my audio, I can hear my echo, in handset mode (not speakerphone, not blewtooth)

SIPdroid + SipSorcery next … but that’ll not solve the audio stream issues.  STUN yes/no … no joy.

SIPdroid seems to really really want use of PBXes.  More power to them if they have developed a partnership of play well togetherness

droid x [ IAXagent + ] uLaw only, slightly less horrible than SIPdroid

droid x [AntiSIP +]

droid bionic [IAXagent +]

droid bionic [antiSIP +]

droid bionic [antiSIP + LES]

droid bionic [SipDroid + SipSorcery]

all destinations are non-mobile PSTN unless otherwise specified

ITSP currently:, viatalk, LES

plan to BYOD ITSP: future nine, voipo,

fring?  must I?

STUN: ekiga, numb, or vtnoc




root + malware (adware “free” apps) == BAD waiting to happen.  Please privilege surf responsibly.   ALWAYS take a moment to warn others that a “free” app is ADWARE.


January 2, 2011

the sky is falling on ad servers and google is losing ground :: reversing the table

Filed under: adblock, bookmarkified, double checking realty, Less Insecure — Seth Wisely @ 23:46

Wladimir is porting AdBlock Plus to Chromium (Chrome). I would preferer a XUL AdBlock Plus appplication as well for more flexibility with more browsers via local proxy.  Leave the browser to browsing, remember proxomitron glory, and maybe someday take a page from “google’s” playbook of multiple processes to keep multiple extension [bloat] from draggin’ us down.

brute force merrily along

[insert how to install adblock plus into droid x here where x could have as easily been y or n]

Seth Wisely said: more good XUL is more better

note to self: about:config trailing space OFF on that one laptop

Seth Wisely said: also thanks and kudos to Wladimir and the adblock pioneers upon whose shoulders he stands

adblocking pioneers

Filed under: adblock, bookmarkified, interweb — Seth Wisely @ 23:39

[add list here]

special thanks to Scott Lemmon [proxomitron] and JD5000 [awesome filtersets]


Seth will have wisely said: something here soon


December 31, 2010

allow themselves to be trained to lie and recite HALF truths verizon wireless more successful selling droid x “smart” “phones” prior to giving meth to a baby buy one $99 get one free

Filed under: adblock, double checking realty, Less Insecure — Seth Wisely @ 10:29

lies pay better.. let’s all have a lie to verizon day!



on the occasion of being asked for phone ‘advice’ the truth rarely disuades one snared by Morning Star’s twinkling light:   it’s not a phone, it’s not a tablet, it’s not smart.  It is an indentity challenged device that’s flat, can make calls though beyond the phone appellation little more regard is offered in marketing, and it’s sly at best running adroid (AOSP).  What is google’s PRIMARY function (yes, all for-profit companies exist to make money) ??   Data minining.  What is google’s SECONDARY function?  Showing ads.

Now 720p is “true HD glory” and 4.3 inches is a “large widescreen”?

If you insist on a droid x, person x, please ‘root’ it and slap in a less creepy ROM.  At the very least you’ll GAIN ADBLOCKING.


Seth Wisely said:  google ought not be trusted especially not this intimately

December 13, 2010

my boxee box user agent

Filed under: adblock, interweb — Seth Wisely @ 21:52

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.366.2 Safari/533.4

there are ad-hiding addons for chromium.  there are ZERO adblocking addons for chromium.  No in-browser adblock for boxee box?  Back to proxies interweb filtering for boxee box… sigh

Seth Wisely said: ad-supported media on boxee box makes boxee box suck

December 12, 2010

fanboy host resolution failure opendns nx interception might screw over adblock list

Filed under: adblock, burning money = pointless pain — Seth Wisely @ 15:12

opendns is more hassle than anything with nx hijacking…  without snazzy ssl firefox extensions imagine what fun is happening to firefox adblockplus users who subscribe to fanboy now that he hosts subscriptions on ‘secure’ host not being resolved by opendns


maybe a more entertaining title: opendns conspires with advertisers to screw adblock plus users.


Seth Wisely said: opendns still sucks.. zero reason to “upgraid” to paid service.  parental units should consider untangle in lieu of opendns ‘filtering’

October 21, 2010

Adblock is “evil”: balderdash! Ad servers are evil: privacy-rape

Filed under: adblock, CIO, interweb — Seth Wisely @ 13:42

I was going to leave this delightful comment on this whiny blog

but I thought I would claim it directly — a new rebuttal too good to suffer moderating squelch:

Stop trying to “monetize” the web.  Ad servers are the crack dealers and opium dens of the interwebs.  Spammers bring that same plague to an even older corner of the internet: the original social-internetting.  Ad servers are also privacy-rapistsAs privacy is impinged so too exercise of freedom.

The error is yours as well as everyone else who is trying to pervert the interweb, originally designed as a way to share ideas, into a money tree.

Escape your self inflicted delusion!

Why not try to “monetize” billboards?  Put up a ‘terms of service’ right on the face of the billboard demanding viewers cough up cash RIGHT NOW.  Cry up a storm when people won’t cooperate.  “But I’ve invested thousands putting up this gianormous sign, and you were looking at it!  And you aren’t paying me!!  I didn’t force you to look and you’re breaking my terms of service. whaaa”  Yeah, sure.  How many bridges have you downloaded?

Bring  your products to market if you like.  If you have the gall, the unmitigated hubris to claim your opinions are your product then actually-sell them.  Do not hide your failure behind the whiner’s billboard.

Smoke’s comment, June 4 2010, while sprinkled with profanity is a must read joy.

Mark’s site has been using free Apache since posting this drivel to his blog.  Since upgrading to Apache2 what contributions has Mark made to Apache?  Where would you be [whining] without Apache? Mark?


Seth Wisely said: adblocking is good, awesome goodness

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