Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The pop up blocker

There've been a number of pop up blocker applications available for free recently. For a while now, I've been using PanicWare's Pop Up Stopper and I've been happy with it. It blocked all pop ups including those I didn't want it to block, but that was fine. All I had to do was push down the control button when I wanted to see a poll on CNN or ESPN or wanted to buy something on Amazon.

But then after hearing all the buzz about the Google toolbar with its pop up blocker feature, I decided that I wanted to be cool too and join the bandwagon. So I downloaded the google toolbar. All of a sudden, pop ups came well... popping up. Warnings, online casinos, viagra, etc.. You'd figure that hey, two pop up blockers equals double the protection from pop ups. But no. Apparently, two pop up blockers equal no protection from pop ups. So I tried to get rid of the google toolbar and go back to the original set up. No luck. The google toolbar has forever corrupted my computer's pop up blocking capabilities. I was unfaithful to my pop up blocker and now I'm having to deal with the repercussions of my poor decisions. Suddenly, this blog post is starting to sound like a public service announcement addressing the issue of STDs. *Fade to black, keyboard background music* The more you know...

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