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Sep 29, 2017   Web and Internet
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Sep 11, 2016   Web and Internet
Lately there has been a scam text message going around trying to trick people into thinking their Bank of America account has been compromised in some way. It contains a fake authorization code, and a link to "block" the transaction.
Aug 10, 2016   Web and Internet   Comments (1)
During the Olympics, Yahoo displays a box in the lower left of your mail inbox with the medal count for each country. If you want to remove this, you can do so using any standard ad blocker.
Jun 27, 2016   Web and Internet
Amazon often shows a video ad on their frontpage for their women's dresses section. It can be distracting, as any auto-playing video is. Here is an easy way to remove it using a standard ad blocker.
Yahoo has video ads that auto-play when you empty your spam folder or have an empty inbox or other folder. When they first introduced them you could disable them, but shortly afterwards Yahoo made them permanent. Here is an easy way to remove them completely using any standard ad blocker.
Nov 11, 2015   Web and Internet
I created a small script that keeps track of all new Reddit posts that are created and all posts that reach the front page over the last 8 months (default subreddits in the U.S.). I was able to create a couple interesting time and day-of-the-week heat maps from the data.
Nov 3, 2015   Web and Internet
YouTube annotations are semi-transparent boxes of text that cover a video while you're watching it. They can be different colors and sizes, and can pop up or go away at any point during a video. Sometimes they are useful, but most of the time they aren't. YouTube gives you a way to turn them off on a per-video basis in video options, but not permanently or site-wide. Here is how you can achieve that using an ad blocker browser extension and a simple filter.
Aug 7, 2015   Web and Internet
Curious how many images and files Imgur hosts? Some public information is available in the Imgur AMA and Imgur wiki, but it doesn't contain information specifically on how many files Imgur has in its archives currently.
Aug 7, 2015   Web and Internet
Yahoo Mail sometimes uses inline advertisements that look similar to regular emails in your inbox. These are particularly obnoxious because they can't be deleted like a spam email and they sit there alongside your regular emails with a big, eye-catching thumbnail.
YouTube Audio Quality Bitrate Used For 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, 1440p, 2160p
YouTube streams video and audio separately and the web player/app combines them on the fly. Due to this, the audio bitrate is not directly affected by video quality like in the past. Rather, YouTube can stream the video and audio it deems appropriate for a given device and connection. It can also adjust one during playback without affecting the other.

The audio you hear during a YouTube video will usually be 126 kbps AAC in an MP4 container or anywhere from 50-165 kbps Opus in a WebM container. Changing video resolution (360p, 720p, etc) in the video settings will probably not impact the audio stream, but it is likely that your connection performance will.
Jun 5, 2015   Web and Internet   Comments (2)
I created a simple image hosting website with speed and ease of use as the main goals. I felt that other image hosts are either too slow, have too many ads, or require too many steps to get to and upload images.
May 10, 2015   Web and Internet
Yahoo recently started displaying a large advertisement for their Chrome extension when you try to access your Yahoo Mail inbox (mail.yahoo.com). This advertisement covers the entire screen, and is shown when you first access Yahoo Mail and are using Chrome. If your browser clears cookies each session, you'll see it every time you access Yahoo Mail with a new browser session. This is beyond obnoxious:
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