Chrome to limit full ad blocking extensions to enterprise users – 9to5Google

9to5 Google:

In a response to the overwhelming negative feedback, Google is standing firm on Chrome’s ad blocking changes, sharing that current ad blocking capabilities will be restricted to enterprise users.

Google sucks. I keep Chrome installed, but I only use it for Google’s own sites. Everything else lives in Safari, and I keep Firefox around as a backup. I never log into a Google property outside of Chrome.

There’s a system preference panel called Choosy that I’ve been using for years. It lets you set a default browser for certain URLs. I’ve configured it to automatically use Chrome whenever I click a link that goes to a Google-owned site. Works great, highly recommended.

Signal v Noise exits Medium

DHH:

Beyond that, though, we’ve grown ever more aware of the problems with centralizing the internet. Traditional blogs might have swung out of favor, as we all discovered the benefits of social media and aggregating platforms, but we think they’re about to swing back in style, as we all discover the real costs and problems brought by such centralization.

Seeing more and more pieces like this around the web makes me think that Micro.blog has some staying power. I’m still enjoying that community even though I haven’t been engaging much over the last couple of months. Over the next few months, I’m hoping to clear some of the dust and cobwebs off of this site and spruce things up a bit.

Goodbye Facebook

Jean MacDonald:

The more time I spend on Micro.blog, the worse I feel about participating in other social networks: the creepy targeted advertising, the outrage, the endless lists of tips that imply something is wrong with me, all the notifications and suggestions that are intended to capture more of my time and attention for the benefit of the platform.

Once again, I find myself deleting Instagram and Apollo (a Reddit client) because both services make me feel dirty. Putting content on my blog feels good.

Announcement Teaser for Secret 'Ghostbusters' Film

A quote from Jason Reitman at FirstShowing.net

This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.

I’m not sure how they’re going to do this without Harold Ramis. And Bill Murray was staunchly against doing another film (going so far as to shred a draft script that was sent to him by Dan Aykroyd).

I liked the 2016 reboot, and I’m sad there won’t be a sequel. And I worry about this new movie’s existence being seen by the women-hating fans of the franchise as validation for their vile behavior toward the cast of the 2016 film. I’m also worried it’ll suck. But that’s a cool teaser trailer.

My Friends Make Podcasts

And I really enjoy them.

  • Fundamentally Broken is hosted by my friends Seth and Tim. It’s entertaining if you enjoy listening to two iOS-loving nerds drink while discussing life’s problems and occasionally technology and productivity.
  • Sam and Ross Like Things is hosted by my friends, uh, Sam and Ross. They talk about the things they like (no hedging!). It’s a super-positive show that always makes me wonder why I spend so much of my time being in a bad mood. If you like the show, they have a Patreon.