So I’ve just spent a painful number of hours to figure out how to connect to a Microsoft SQL Database (MS SQL) that’s using dynamic ports and named instances (if you’ve got a feeling I’m definitely not a M$ guy … you would be right). Continue reading
Adblock je program za blokiranje oglasov na spletu. Program, ki ga naložite v vaš brskalnik (“browser”) deluje tako da prepoznava in blokira oglase še preden se naložijo na vaš računalnik.
Tako vam prihrani ne le mentalni napor ignoriranja oglasov, ampak tudi pospeši nalaganje strani, zmanjša obremenitev računalnika in (!) pomaga varovati vašo zasebnost.
AdBlock programov je več. Včasih popularnega Adblock Plus* je sedaj nadomestil hitrejši uBlock origin. Kako jih naložiti je pa odvisno od tipa vašega brskalnika.
I’ve just read yet another “adblockers are killing business” post. While adblockers have been around for a while, it seems they’ve finally reached high-enough of a presence among the general population that content creators have started feeling the financial pressure.
I say that’s a good thing.
I use Facebook Chat a lot. Not because I want to, but because, as I’ve explained in my earlier post, that’s where the vast majority of people are.
Its ubiquitous nature is its killer feature. But most everything else is lacking.
I wrote a post about the future of the international Pirate movement at Pirate Times.
Read it on Pirate Times
With the latest measles outbreak in the US there’s been a spotlight on the Anti-Vaccine movement. But, unsurprisingly, there is still a debate about “freedom to choose”. Government forcing people to do something without their consent is bad, right? Can’t people (parents) just have the right to choose?
Like many I use Facebook Chat not because I like it but because I have no other choice. I know, “you can use X, it’s way better”. But all of the alternatives have one fatal flaw: People don’t use them*.
And this is exactly what Facebook wants.
So, now they have the user base … and they are determined not to lose it.
The veil of transparency has long been used and abused to legitimize otherwise undemocratic decisions. When confronted with criticism that some legislative process was exclusionary, it is often defended with “That’s not correct, all information was posted on the public bulletin board.” Yes it may as well have been, but the fact that that board is located in an unused hallway at the back of the Town Hall, where no one ever visits, does not mitigate the fact that the process was exclusionary. Continue reading
I’ve been following the anti-vaxxer movement for a while now but the latest news headlines have prompted me to speak out.
This post is not intended to persuade you to vaccinate your kids, but to convince the “skeptics” community to stop making things worse.
Parents are not idiots for being taken advantage of.
The anti-vaxxer “movement” is fraud, plain and simple. Continue reading