WolfWings ShadowFlight (wolfwings) wrote,
WolfWings ShadowFlight

Okay... even I've got to admit Firefox is going bloatware...

...so I've started using Opera 9.X lately. It's... wow, fast. Even the nightly Firefox builds are CHUGGING, on my machine with 2GB of ram. Windows, Linux, chugging regardless. And I don't run any plugins either except for Adblock with a handful of entries.

But that's not what this post is about. It's about the most powerful adblocking technique I've ever run across.

DNS-level ad blocking.

It's fairly simple to set up, even under Windows, and I'm starting to wonder why pre-packaged solutions to do this on a local machine aren't more common? Anyone else use this technique or think I should work on a self-contained package to do this under some common OS's?

Now I'm also wondering why some ISP's don't offer this, come to think of it. Not as a 'standard feature' but as an option to make available. Any thoughts on that idea?
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