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Comment Re:All for poisioning the well (Score 1) 285

AC is right. Instead of 'running ads', you are the ad.

The difference is that I'm up-front about it. If you were to punch up my site at, it would be pretty damn obvious that the site exists to promote my fiction. My shit isn't cluttering up your reading experience at other sites. Facebook and Twitter aren't going to clutter your feeds with ads like "Angry wizard sex! Check it out at!" If you're at my site in the first place, it's most likely because you already bought my book and want to see if the next one's out yet.

My site is a first-party ad for my own work. I don't see any hypocrisy in condemning third-party ads or sites that use them.

Comment Re: Isn't that click fraud? (Score 2, Interesting) 285

I already paid to get on the internet. Comcast gets sixty bucks a month. In addition, I pay to host my own websites out of my own pocket. You aren't entitled to a revenue stream from your website. If the only way you can make money on the web is by pushing malware (which is what all third-party ads are) then you don't belong on the web and should GTFO.

Comment Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (Score 1) 254

In addition using they/their in a singular fashion is considered to be improper use by many in grammar.

I've heard the same said about passive voice, and starting a novel by describing the weather. I'm not in the habit of following rules off cliffs. Until the prescriptivists who insist that singular they/their as a gender-neutral pronoun come up with a better alternative, they're welcome to kiss my fat New Yorker ass.

Comment Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (Score 1) 254

Because their logic is that if you use any gender specific pronouns you are, by default, misogynistic?

I thought their logic was that using the male pronoun for persons of unknown gender or in contexts where gender ought to be irrelevant is both unnecessary and sexist - even if it used to be standard usage. How hard is it to use they/their instead of he/his? I manage it easily enough.

Comment Re:IceWM == frosty (Score 1) 30

I'm not quite hardcore enough for Xmonad, mainly because I don't feel like dealing with Haskell at the moment. However, I'm looking into AwesomeWM now that I finally took the plunge and switched from debian-based distros to Arch Linux, and I configured Openbox to maximize (within the margin) all non-dialogue windows and strip off the decor, which makes Openbox act enough like a tiler to work on a laptop screen.

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