Your other chin
In: software5 Nov 2009
There’s some exciting news in the adblocking/Chrome world!
Over the past year, I’ve been using Adsweep for my ad blocking needs. Adsweep actually worked really well, but the only problem was that its ad definitions weren’t very comprehensive (false positives every now and then). I was disappointed when I went to the site and found that the owner decided to stop maintaining the project. Which means no new ad definitions. But I just went back to the site and was excited to find that somebody else has taken over and it is now being maintained. Woot! So I installed the latest (2.0.1) but it didn’t seem to work at all. So for right now if you decide to use it, grab the legacy version (18.104.22.168). It works pretty well most of the time.
In other news, there is now an Adblock+ extension! It has many similarities to the original Firefox Adblock+ plugin. Most notable of which is the ability to subscribe to ad block lists (so your ad definitions are always current). I installed it and it appeared to work (put an icon in my browser, successfully allowed me to subscribe to ad definitions). But some of my ads weren’t being blocked. It looks like they just released about a month ago so I’ll wait patiently for them to work out the kinks.
I'm Jon Chin. I love technology, food, and learning. I served a mission in the Philippines and loved it. You probably can't type on my keyboard because I don't have qwerty installed--I use Colemak. I'm obsessed with learning about North Korea and abandoned anything.