[PLUG] Flash WAS: Linux on Apple WAS: Wanted to Introduce Myself

Paul Johnson baloo at ursine.dyndns.org
Sat Sep 25 06:53:02 PDT 2004


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Alice Corbin <ali at axian.com> writes:

> On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 05:36:36PM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> Alice Corbin <ali at axian.com> writes:
>> 
>> > I once downloaded and installed a flash plugin because I needed it to
>> > use some site or other.  But after that I started seeing some really
>> > annoying flash ads that my animate:once setting had no affect on.
>> > So I uninstalled it.
>> 
>> Well, you could have the best of both worlds.  Adzapper
>> (http://adzapper.sourceforge.net/) is a great addition to your (or
>> better yet, convince your ISP to add this to their) caching proxy.
>
> Actually, I have since installed Firefox's Adblock extension, which
> can hide flash as well as images.

Adzapper gets those hyper-annoying MP3 ads, along with the various
javascript popups, ad banners and flash ads.

> So I could turn flash back on.  But I still don't like flash.  At
> best, I think that it's eye candy, useless fluff added to a page to
> add jazziness. 

I agree.  There's really nothing that Flash offers that can't be done
better with W3C javascript, graphics, sound or a real movie format.

> And if you actually need it to navigate the site, then it's even
> worse, because I've reached the point where I have to blow the fonts
> up before I can read them, and you can't do that to flash.  And
> anyone who is truly blind is SOL with it.

Yeah, Flash sucks.  8:o)
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