Same site, new IP, wha--hey, a popup!

Submitted by C B Wright on

Last night my site host assigned me a new IP address. They aren't turning the old one off till some time next month, but I wasn't publishing anything today (sorry about that) so I figured I'd get it done.

Update server, update DNS, update mail, reboot server, wait for propagation to... um... propagate.

If you're seeing this, it's done, and hello, you shouldn't notice anything new.

... except for the anti-CISPA popup.

Wait, what? I'm letting popups on my site? Yes, just this one, because it's important.

I know popups aren't particularly popular among... well, anyone, but the fact of the matter is that despite our many successes last year fighting off the kinds of legislation the MPAA and other entities want to pass that will restrict Internet freedom, they've decided to try again. And they're trying again by trying to pass exactly the same bill they introduced last year. So I'm putting this javascript in my site that lets the Electronic Frontier Foundation popup an alert whenever Congress tries to do something stupid.

The problem we face is that the people who keep trying to pull the same crap over and over again are betting on fatigue. They're betting that sooner or later people like you and me will get tired of mobilizing to fight the same damn thing over and over and over again... so if the EFF wants to make it easy for me to alert my readers about these problems, then it's in my interests to let them... because it's easy to overlook these things. I almost overlooked it today.

The popup should only display once per session. Then it will go away until you delete your browser/cookie cache. Then it will come back.

The good news is, the EFF also has a site banner (not a popup) that I can tack on to the top of my site. The problem at the moment is that it doesn't display properly on my site. When I can get it to work, I'll switch to that and popups will once again be no more.

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Re: Something stupid

"So I'm putting this javascript in my site that lets the Electronic Frontier Foundation popup an alert whenever Congress tries to do something stupid."

Whoa, there. Are you sure you've got the bandwidth for that? Congress does a lot of stupid things.

Fair point!

... I need to switch over to their notification banner as soon as possible...

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Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

Popups

"Yes, just this one, because it's important." - And the one today. And.. well, see, the EFF is an activist group. They're going to keep giving you *really important* popups. As often as they can.

Well, yeah.

I thought it was clear from my comments about "fatigue" and such that I was allowing them to place their popup on my site specifically to support that activism. I still plan to switch over to the header ad (not a popup) as soon as I can figure out how to get it to display properly.

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Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.