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Disconnect: a browser extension that blocks third-party tracking in real time (Download Squad)

Dec 14th 2010 12:46AM @Matthew Rogers

Good answer. I have a similar view, with the exception that as soon as I learned that they implemented "click to play", I added it immediately. I usually don't try to have redundant extensions myself, but often Chrome is the one that is playing catch-up so by the time they add a certain requested feature, it makes pre-installed extensions feel obsolete. I do however make it a point to keep them installed if they have more functionality than Chrome's, but with resource blocking (like cookies), which is currently hamstrung, I just wasn't sure if that criterium still applied.

Disconnect: a browser extension that blocks third-party tracking in real time (Download Squad)

Dec 14th 2010 12:15AM Matt, do you think if we use Ghostery or something like this, that we still should tick Chrome's "block all third party cookies without exception" option? I ask this because of late, I've noticed that this not only might be redundant, but might also cripple a lot of sites' functionality. And also Chrome isn't really that flexible with 3rd party cookies at all.

15+ free Windows apps to help you tackle Thanksgiving tech support (Download Squad)

Nov 21st 2010 12:39PM "the only person I'll do full on tech support for is my Mother. "

But of course! :)

15+ free Windows apps to help you tackle Thanksgiving tech support (Download Squad)

Nov 21st 2010 12:16PM This.

I'm constantly reminded that I can do those things because it's my line of work. It's wonderful and honestly I do not mind helping family and friends when I feel like it. But sometimes you do have to pay a small amount.

Don't be surprised if taking 3 hours of my Saturday doesn't feel like a pleasure to me when I already work a full week...
It's not because I enjoy computers as a whole, enough to make it my line of work that I should be enslaved and repair PC and various electronic related problems 24/7. I have the right to refuse to help you but it doesn't mean I don't like you. It just means I don't feel like working.

15+ free Windows apps to help you tackle Thanksgiving tech support (Download Squad)

Nov 21st 2010 11:43AM I think the best rule of thumb when working with Family and Friends is:

a.) don't let anyone know you do IT support (if possible)
b.) If they ask you to fix things at a gathering or party, gently remind them you came as a guest and you are not "on the clock".
c.) If they insist, then charge them mandatory $75 and they have to pay upfront cash, because that is the same rate others charge. And tell them you will lock it down and only the technician will know the admin password. Any subsequent installs or updates will require a fee.
d.) if C pisses them off, then tell them to get a iPad instead. Seriously if the person is not responsible enough to handle a standard PC, an iPad will simplify their lives and yours.


In short, just because you are IT, doesn't give anyone a free pass to take advantage of you. I have friends who are plumbers, I don't go asking them to change my toilet when I them for a beer.


Three LimeWire alternatives for easy peer-to-peer downloading (Download Squad)

Nov 21st 2010 7:39AM thanks for that junk link with exit blocking popup ;\

Phone Disk free till December 1st - turn your iPhone into a mass storage device (Download Squad)

Nov 14th 2010 2:56PM Wow... this is an app? How did this get approved through the app store?