My greatest joy

My greatest joy lately has been using ┬ÁBlock — which is much better and svelter than AdBlock Plus — to eradicate destroy extirpate and annihilate all the top and bottom completely useless navigation bars that sites like the New Yorker, Salon and others have created that impinge on the content and offer absolutely nothing to me.

It’s a lot of fun. It’s like a video game but infinitely more useful.

Modern design trends have all been about punishing the user and removing control. But I’m taking back control since I can’t actually punch every designer in the face who had anything to do with these trends (though I would enjoy that if I had the time).

I recommend ┬ÁBlock. It works great and it offers a much improved interface for choosing what to nuke on a page. And it hasn’t sold out to the ad companies.