Recently updated articles


Recently updated and modified articles, in order of most recently modified.

  1. Automatically contribute to funding the web with the new Flattr extension

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    Update : You can check how much you pay in fees and how much each Flattr token is worth using the Flattr worth and fee calculator.

  2. Brave Browser: why not make the payment platform a browser extension?

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    Update : Flattr+ has launched and has also rebranded to just ‘Flattr’.

  3. Understanding AdSense’s new “Ad balance” option

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    Update : AdSense had reported that “Ad balance is under maintenance” between and , but is now available to publishers again.

  4. Embed a JavaScript CDN in your web browser with Decentraleyes

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    Update : Version 2.0.0 has been completely rewritten using the Firefox WebExtension API. However, this problem remains unresolved — and now even more website use CSP and run into problems with Decentraleyes.

  5. Strip out the ads and pay websites directly with Brave browser

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    Update : Brave have now switched from Bitcoin to their own Basic Attention Token (BAT) system. BAT, like Bitcoin, is a blockchain based token system – better known as a crypto-currency. Most of this article remains unchanged as this is just a change of currency, the technologies and problems remain the same.

  6. Amazon begin redirecting affiliate links to nearest regional Amazon website

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    Update : Amazon OneLink have expanded to include affiliate programs in Europe and Japan. There is still no word on the Indian or the Australian affiliate programs.

    Update : Amazon OneLink now also work with Amazon Native Shopping ads for the United Kingdom (this ad type isn’t currently available in Canada). After some testing, I can confirm that you still don’t need to install the OneLink script on your website if you go on to and regenerate your Native Shopping script and reinstall it on your website.

  7. Reliably distribute your downloads from a seedbox via distributed BitTorrent (DHT)

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    Update : Mininova was discontinued in , and no longer offer BitTorrent distribution services.

  8. Google Contributor is an ingenious business plan to fix web ads

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    Update : Since this post was published, Google Contributor has transformed into a service that works differently from what is described in this article.

    Update : Read the follow-up Two months as a Google Contributor.

  9. Google Contributor program stops accepting new subscribers

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    Update : Contributor is back, and it’s very different.

  10. Open links force-opened in Microsoft Edge in your default browser

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    Update : SearchWithMyBrowser has since been updated to version 1.0.0 which patches most attack vectors for the vulnerability mentioned above. This version also introduces usability improvements like a binary distribution package.

  11. Updated: Robot discrimination: No robots allowed, except Googlebot

  12. Updated: Lenovo OneKey Optimizer review

  13. Updated: Two months with the Moto 360 and Android Wear on my wrist

  14. Updated: Isn’t it high time Apple enabled the OS X firewall by default?

  15. Updated: IPv6 support finally arrive in Fail2Ban 0.10

  16. Updated: Exploring some of the lesser known robots.txt directives

  17. Updated: Apple News app getting its own User-Agent for analytics in iOS 10

  18. Updated: Why I dropped static-site generators in favor of WordPress

  19. Updated: How ‘Do Not Track’ affects your visit to Ctrl blog

  20. Updated: mDNS and DNS‐SD slowly making their way into Windows 10

  21. Updated: Diving into DigitalOcean

  22. Updated: TLS Ratings for Norwegian banks

  23. Updated: Opera Extension: Search with a random provider every time

  24. Updated: Opera Extension: Mailto Button

  25. Updated: New Opera extension: Internet Archive This