Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:02 UTC
Internet & Networking We're still in the slow news period, so let's talk about something we discussed before: blocking advertisements on websites. Up until, well, today, I didn't block ads - not because of some ethical objection or whatever, but simply because I couldn't be bothered to setup AdBlock. Today, after taking a closer look at some of the websites I frequent, I decided to take the plunge and install AdBlock on all my machines. The following set of screenshots should pretty much explain why.
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RE[2]: Video as content
by Delgarde on Wed 18th Aug 2010 21:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Video as content"
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I completely agree with you. They even do it for things that makes much more sense if it was just done in text.
Sometimes I need to look up something, for example how to do something in Lisp, and I can only find a video.

Yeah, I've noticed that one myself. Screencasts might be a good way to show how something works, but they're also often overkill - some text and screenshots will do almost as good a job, without forcing the visitor to spend time watching the video.

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