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Journal of VSarkiss (704)

Monday June 06, 2005
07:52 PM

Better than web

[ #25065 ]

So I have GreaseMonkey installed on Firefox, and I use Platypus in a minimal way to make some web pages look the way I want. Of course, the thing I wanted most was to get rid of ads, which Firefox's popup blocker and AdBlock take care of adequately.

(BTW, if you didn't know about the adblock list maintained at, you do now. Get it and it'll make your adblocking simpler and more complete. (Wow, do I sound like the Emperor. "And your journey to the dark side will be complete." (Evil grin)))

But no, I want one more thing. I want to have control over redirects. When I log out of hotmail (I have a spam magnet account there), I don't want to be re-directed to And when I finish using my webmail account for $WORK, I don't want the next refresh to go to the ISP's advertising page.

Greasemonkey gives me control over the page via Javascript. Can anyone think of a way (call it "Greasegorilla") to give me more control over HTTP?

I'm not bitching, I'm planting ideas.

BTW, in case you're wondering about the subject, it's a variation on a book title from one of my all-time favorite TV shows. (I got my season I & II DVDs this weekend. Yay!)

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  • the adblock list

    Eh... I thought it actually contained a list of things to block...

    But it also contains regular expressions such as /[^W_]sponsors?[^W_]/ ...

    I don't like it... :-\

    Check out this page [], for instance.

  • Can anyone think of a way (call it “Greasegorilla”) to give me more control over HTTP?

    HTTP::Proxy []?