Out of the Blue

A few complaints have rolled in about the ad that scrolls a list of names as a memorial to gameplay casualties as being in questionable taste. I can't disagree about these concerns, and I asked the powers that be to remove this, and they were very accommodating. I am told that the offending spot ran for the last time last night. I've also seen other references to some Telco ad that plays an annoying ring tone... some said it was a Gator dealie, but others say they see it even after spyware checks. It turns out that some of the spots here are sold to folks who place ads specific to localities. I don't think there's supposed to be anything so obtrusive running in these overage spots, so we may be able to get the kibosh put on that one as well, the hard part may be tracking down who to contact about it (it may be helpful for those who are experiencing this one to pass along information about where they are located to aid in the detective work).

All this optimism aside, I do have to fire a warning shot that the days of being able to run this site with the relatively low-key ad presence are rapidly coming to a close. I have been battling this development forever, and seeing the need to give some ground here, have been battling equally hard to make sure that the advertising presence here remains tolerable. We will indeed be dragged into the 21st century here soon enough, and I can only hope you will continue to enjoy the ride.

Play Time: Plastic Balls.
Links of the Day: WiFi Speed Spray. Thanks Morg.
Keep your mouse clean. More maintenance help. Thanks Travis.
Bastard Operator From Hell-Style Excuses.
Stories of the Day: Britons want to spend it like Beckham.
Toymakers turn back to the '80s. And they look slick in shoulder pads.
Wild Science: Bedwetting 'linked to breathing problems'.
Skydiver in record Channel flight.
Cable or Satellite? Please Stay Tuned (registration required).
Weird Science: Artistic Robots Augment Human Art.
Virtual reality conquers sense of taste. Thanks Shane, Who Is The Drizzle?
Search for web's favourite colour. Thanks Ant.
Auction of the Day: Vancouver 2010 Domain Names (thanks Sam) and Cybersquatters hit Winter Games.
Images of the Day: Strange Spots on Mars. Thanks Rattlehead.
Infrared Zoo Gallery. Thanks Ant.
Follow-ups: Poindexter to Quit Pentagon Post Amid Controversy. Thanks Bronco.
For Snopes.com, Debunking the Bambi Hoax Was All in a Day's Work.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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Isn't cybersquatting done yet?
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Isn't cybersquatting done yet? Aug 1, 2003, 10:36
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Does this guy expect to retire off this auction? It's not like the domain names are very good, anyway. And I wonder what the domain name scene will even look like in seven years. If some idiot buys these domains, he/she may be quite disappointed when some sort of revolutionary new system comes out in 2007 that completely blows away domain names.

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