Just something positive about the #fediverse
I discovered why the uBlock icon wasn't showing up in my taskbar. 🎉 The 'run in private browser' option was disabled.
Why did I not think of this? Because I didn't know that "disabling cookies and site data when Firefox is closed'' == "permanent private browsing mode" despite Firefox displaying a VERY CLEAR WARNING. 🤦♀️
Still doesn't explain seeing ads after installing uBlock Origin and the lack of adds directly after disabling DRM, but at least I can use YT again. Sorry for the drama yall 😙
Just restarted my whole system. I still see YT ads on Firefox. uBlock Origin is enabled, Widevine disabled, so I'm guessing it's not the latter.
SORRY FOLKS, PLEASE LOWER YOUR PITCHFORKS, IT maybe WASN'T GOOGLE THIS TIME. 😂😂
So yeah anywho welcome to the adventure that is adblocking. Sorry for the crappy troubleshooting, been out of IT too long 😂
Just tried reproducing it.
The first time Widevine was on by default, I installed uBlock Origin, and restarted Firefox. Ads weren't blocked. I disabled Widevine, ads were suddenly blocked.
Just uninstalled uBlock Origin. Enabled Widevine. Restarted browser. Installed uBlock Origin. Restart browser. Widewine still enabled. I see ads. I then disabled Widevine and lo and behold I don't see ads.
HOWEVER, I restarted Firefox again. Now Widevine is disabled, and crap I see YT ads again.
My mom: "straight to the fish gulags with you."
That #5randomthings tag made me remember something else. In elementary school we all had to take a typing course. This was sold to us as hugely important, since a typing certificate was required for office jobs.
They gave us these massive old typewriters. My fingers would always miss the keys, which hurt. Being a stubborn kid, I quit the course. It was hammered into me that I would not have a future. "Did I not want to become a secretary?!"
I still type weird, but I think I ended up ok. 😂😂
Meanwhile, #theNetherlands is frantically preparing for 10cm of snow this weekend. Our Prime Minister is urging people to please not fall during ice skating. ❤️
Professional memefluencer. She / her.
Living the swamp life in The Netherlands.
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