2011-01-21

Simpsons Fan Victim of Aussie Flood

At first, I didn't care too much about the Aussies loosing their homes and cars after a river crested (what part of flood plain don't you understand), but this lady, with the giant head of Bart Simpson on her wall, really brings it home. Australians are people too. 1:49 on this video

This video of cars streaming down the river is also worth a look, but the lack of The Simpsons memorabilia makes it less compelling in my humble opinion. :)

The Impact of Cookies on Google AdSense

A while back, Google AdSense migrated from purely contextual advertising to historical advertising. I didn't notice until I visited the Economist web site, once. Since then, it feels like 50% of the web is trying to get me to subscribe!

The difference is clearly illustrated on the screen capture. On the left, page visited using Google Chrome, my regular browser on my home computer. On the right, IE 9 beta, which I rarely use.

There are a couple of problems with the historical, cookie based advertising. The main one is that I already subscribe to both The Economist and Netflix! The second is if I click on The Economist one, it bring me to an offer for Americans only!

The advertising on this blog is now hardly worth the trouble ($100 in two years). Is cookie based advertising to blame?

2011-01-14

If you like to laugh: Internet TV Worth Watching

If you need a laugh, this is January, you do, point your cursor to the following links (some only work in Canada). 

First of all, search for The Simpsons, season 22 in iTunes (ad free HD totally worth the $3,50 in my humble opinion).

Then:

Ad supported (but legal and free):
-Modern Family (City TV)
-InSecurity (CBC) 
-Moderation Town (Showcase)
-Infoman (meilleurs moments) (in French) (SRC)

Happy laughing. :)

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