Eternal Blacklist Growing

Gitta Blond, Logan A

Gitta Blond, Logan A


There’s a war in Europe. No, this time it’s not about refugees escaping from such, but the big adblocker war. What’s happening? Big publisher’s in Germany are trying to get rid of users that installed an adblocker plugin in their browsers. Thirst, they displayed large messages on their news portals begging for users to switch off their blockers. The next level was bolting out users with an active adblocker. And now first companies are suing users who were publishing hints for circumventing the adblock blockers. If that’s no reason for putting these news portals on my eternal blacklist. Continue reading

Unwanted Ads

Lucy Zara

Lucy Zara

Seeing unwanted ads (emphasis on ‘unwanted’) on the Tumblr dashboard can be an annoying experience. But it could have been worse, these ads didn’t cause me eye cancer so far. That might change in the future, but apart from a few stitches in my balls it’s not that hurting that I think: I must go away from here.
But they’re probably just practicing. But who are they? #yahoo suggets that many of you are already knowing the answer. And you all were wrong, three years ago! Continue reading

On Growing Up

Tarra White

Tarra White

(Remark: This is a post from my former Tumblr blog where I discovered a lot of young people hurting (and displaying) themselves. The following words are still true.)
Mental Sinema is a hard-boiled blog about porn, but some things I’m reading elsewhere don’t leave me untouched. So here’s a word to my younger followers (at least some of them) and many others that are going through a personal hell.
We all want to be recognized and loved, especially when we are uncertain about ourselves, and we standing in need of love, support and sympathy. You all know people who are growing up in a stable environment, getting all the love from their parents, their friends, everybody, where there’s always somebody willing to help if there’s the slightest hint of a problem.
Unfortunately, in most cases this person isn’t you.

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The Question

Nikita Von James

Nikita Von James

And, final question for today, what exactly is attracting _young_ girls to my site? So far I’ve been thinking that the imagery and topics depicted here are addressing a mainly male audience. But you live and learn. Any comments? (Note: this was some years ago, and it was true for my Tumblr blog. If there are really young girls who feel attracted to this site, please let me know. I’m curious and won’t bite.)

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It's Not Little!

Gilda Roberts

Gilda Roberts

I’m working in an open space office for quite some time. The decision of my employer switching to this kind of architecture was fiercely disputed. Too loud, too many people distracting each other, no privacy… That’s all true but this shocking report will reveal the whole truth. Open space offices make the more intense encounters between office workers widely impossible. But see for yourself.
Hi, Bob.
Hi Diane. Did you read the attachment in my e-mail?
No, Bob, I didn’t, the firewall has eaten it.
Eaten, huh? My attachment.
Yes, Bob. I’ll show you how the firewall is doing that.
You see, Bob, what’s happening with bad attachments? The firewall is closely looking, and then it’s eating it.
Diane, STOP IT! What are you doing there?!
No need to worry, Bob. See? The firewall is eating your sexy, little, bad attachment. Yum.
For heaven’s sake, Diane! First, it’s not the firewall that’s eating attachments, it’s the content scanner *groan*, and then my attachment isn’t bad and it’s not ‘little’! Between us, I think I should give you a real-world example of how e-mail security works. Let’s say you are our mail server and I’m an intruder. I’d first try to learn about your interfaces. You follow, Diane?
This is very interesting, Bob, go on!

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Bets Accepted

Missy Stone

Missy Stone

“Tumblr is pushing porn into an internet sex ghetto” – one of Gawker’s headline three years ago. Shortly after Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr all adult tumblrs were made unavailable for Tumblr’s own and all other global search engines. Who didn’t already know his favourite places never would find them but by accident. Fortunately, this policy was changed weeks later.
Now, three years after this, Yahoo’s entered sort of a civil war: Starboard, its most aggressive investor, tries to take over Yahoo’s board of directors. I guess they are not that interested in Yahoo’s content: these people want to squeeze out what’s left from the former Internet giant. Bets about what’s happening to former darlings like flickr and Tumblr will accepted. Continue reading

Monit, Got It?

Anita

Anita

Bless little monit, my helper when things get a bit loaded and sticky on the server side! Well, this instance on AWS I’m using here is ridiculously small, but it costs me nil (at the moment), so I won’t complain. Next year I’ll have to consider how much money I want to spend on this venture, so feel free to hit the affiliate links and support my sponsors. Just saying.
Another thing that shouldn’t go unnoticed are these status e-mails I’m receiving from my otherwise nice, professional – and former – provider (I still use their DNS): four e-mails today, 17 yesterday, at least five per day in the last two weeks. Always about performance problems on my old server, because some dorks don’t know how to behave. I’m glad I’ve left that neighbourhood. Even if the new house is a small one, it’s my house. With monit, my little watchghost.

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