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Paranoia 2.1

Samstag, Mai 7th, 2011

Following the latest coverage on Facebook’s iframe button tracking capabilities (even when not clicking it or being logged in) – which were evident beforehand, but had to be brought to general awareness by the yellow press – here come three simple lines of Adblock Plus configuration, which make browsing the web a little „safer“ for all those concerned. That is, as long as you don’t want this to ever work, because you are neither active Twitter nor Facebook user.

Custom blocking rules:

*api.twitter.com/1/urls/count.json*
*twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html*
*facebook.com/plugins/like.php*

The incident has yet again proven – just because you are paranoid, does not mean that they are not follwing you…

tagesschau.de feat. forium.de

Freitag, April 16th, 2010
tagesschau.de IP 213.203.237.130 213.203.237.130

inetnum:         213.203.237.128 - 213.203.237.131
netname:         DE-FORIUM-TRANSFER
descr:           forium GmbH
...
address:         Kantstraße 13
address:         10623 Berlin

It’s up to Jerry Fletcher to connect the dots.

I’m actually missing words here

Samstag, Mai 30th, 2009
WC-Center Sometimes you just wonder what exactly people thought, when they came up with a brilliant idea.

Lavatory sinage, Main (train) station, Berlin, Germany

Quality; there she goes

Freitag, Februar 27th, 2009

Not that it makes me particularly happy, but its somehow reliefing that even the blokes working for „Mr. Lotus Effect“ do not stay uninfluenced when the cold-hearted reality impacts.

In a mere month code quality has deteriorated 13 fold just looking at the numbers. Formerly 2 errors became 26.

Ok, I am picky on that — but isn’t it soothing not to be the only one imperfect?!

Evolution of … everything — The sequel problem

Sonntag, Februar 8th, 2009

Ok. Everybody knows Evolution of dance. Today it has a whopping 113m+ hits (*nuts*) on Youtube and eventually is the most discussed video of all times.

As with everything that is successful, sooner or later there will be a sequel which will do nothing but disappoint. In the former case this may not even have been seen by anyone without the, as well disappointed, mentioning on rocketboom. Or would it?

The same logic applies to James Bond („Quantum of disappointment“), Batman („The dark disappointment“), and some say — I don’t personally have an opinion on that, though — even Winnie The Pooh. Jeremy Clarkson comes to my rescue and nails it once again.

Just don’t try to improve something which is working already nice and smoothly. Or to stick closer to this blog’s idea: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.