Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A rant first, and then a pause

My workload has increased to the point where I won't be able to keep up with posting for awhile. Again.

This too shall pass.


But, in the meantime, let me leave you with just a small rant:

You know, of course, that the Internet is the New Frontier of advertising. And the online ads are becoming increasingly sophisticated. I'm not just talking about pop-ups that defeat the most determined pop-up blocker. I'm talking about the commercials that open on the side of the page when you try and access your email or your favorite news site.

At least, they try to open.

On older, less graphically muscle-bound machines -- such as the one I use here at the Undisclosed Location -- or even the somewhat bigger and better machine I have at home, the ads don't always open.

They hang.

They freeze.

They leave white space where they should be.

And... in the meantime... I must wait.

And wait.

And wait some more.

A note to advertisers: If you want me to be kindly disposed towards your product: Don't have your stinking ad prevent my page from opening!

Are we clear on this?



Dave said...

Hurry back.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Come back soon. I agree that a product that has annoying pop-ups is not going to be bought by me.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

hope you make bunches of bucks!

smiles, bee

Shelby said...

I'll drink to that.

Sari said...

I hate ads. I'm lucky to have a nice laptop that won't freeze up but they still irritate the (BEEP) out of me.

See you soon.

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