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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 http://www.geocities.com/pierceive/adblock, 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 msn.com. 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 [yapceurope.org], for instance.

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

    HTTP::Proxy [cpan.org]?