Remove those freaking Youtube overlay ads using AdBlock+

Youtube Ad

Youtube started pushing overlay ads. At least for me this is completely new. Some of my most liked youtube channels show something like this before the video starts:

Those ads count down a few seconds, are replaced by another one, and once you made it to ignore 2 of these, the video finally starts playing.

I do not care about Youtubes income as long as tax avoidance policies are in place, and the channels I watch most get money using other services, outside Youtube. So I do not feel any bad about removing these ads. Finally, Youtube promised to respect the users wish for ad blocking, so finally, I just help them with that.

But how to get rid of these ads? Easy, open AdBlock+, and ad the given rules:

youtube.com###ad-image\:2k
youtube.com##.ytp-ad-image.ytp-ad-action-interstitial-background
youtube.com##.ytp-ad-action-interstitial-background-container
youtube.com###ad-action-interstitial\:3m
youtube.com##.ytp-ad-action-interstitial

That’s it. Happy video watching!
PS: Downside: the autoplay waits for the hidden ads to finish.

How to secure your Octoprint installation

The community of makers using 3D printers is growing. So does the community of Octoprint users. Of course these users want to access their printers interface from remote.

The ISC was mentioning lots of insecure Octoprint installation in one of their posts. 

In return there was another blog post at Octoprint.org telling about more or less secure practices to gain remote access to Octoprint installations. Here is my take on this.

The mentioned blog post tell about how insecure it is to just open a port for forwarding on your router. Do never forget: once you enable the port forwarding, your Octoprint installation is visible to the world, and bad guys could possibly hijack your installation, and turn your heatbed and nozzle to „5 million degrees“, burn your house, and more. So it might be a good idea to add some security to our installation.

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PS PHPCaptcha WP WordPress Plugin for Google Recaptcha free solution

You run a WordPress installation, and want to get rid of Recaptcha and other tracking prone solutions? Well, PS PHPCaptcha WP might be the solution you are looking for.

Installation of PS PHPCaptcha WP

There is more than one way. The easiest way to install PS PHPCaptcha WP is to do it using your WordPress plugins area. Just look for PS PHPCaptcha WP and hit install. The Plugins homepage is https://wordpress.org/plugins/ps-phpcaptcha/.

Another way is to download it from the original repository at https://github.com/pstimpel/psphpcaptchawp where it is located in the releases section. Of course you would have to integrate it into your WordPress installation by yourself. Instructions on how to do that can be found at that Github page as well. „PS PHPCaptcha WP WordPress Plugin for Google Recaptcha free solution“ weiterlesen