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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

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May 18, 2010

Why don’t more people use ad-blocking software?

The following is my answer to the question “Why don’t more people use Adblock Plus or other ad-blocking software?” on Quora

I think there’s one main reason: They don’t know such software exists.

And even if they do, it’s not a one-click install-and-forget procedure. Once you’ve installed it, you have to deal with false positives and things not working 100% right. Occasionally, content gets blocked, or JavaScript stops functioning. I install ad blockers on all my browsers, but there are always sites I need to whitelist. For that reason, I never recommend ad blockers to my non-techie friends & relatives.

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March 30, 2010

Introducing: VisivoTab

Lovely Google Chrome extension which replaces the “six screenshots” page on new tabs with a great snapshot from Flickr.

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January 17, 2008

Occam's RazR > An Ounce of Prevention

Avoid being Rickroll’d with this anti-rickrolling firefox plugin. A great example of Firefox’s extensions making the internet a safer place to be.

December 17, 2007

Mozilla Labs Blog : Personas for Firefox

Lovely lightweight theming for the Firefox UI — Easy to design, and easy to apply.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.