Thursday, August 18, 2005

Foolish Singing

Yes, my life is pretty much based on music. I was actually pretty excited to see several blogs I visit (Jenius and Braniax Blog) have videos. I'm a big fan of videos... the more obscure the better. I even looked into it myself and browsed through their listings (not enough Depeche Mode or Skinny Puppy) but opted to keep my page pretty silent for now. It wasn't until today that I started dreading SingingFool. Why? Well, when I visit either of those blogs listed above, I get an ad for SingingFool that resizes my browser and will not let me back to read posts. Kind of dumb. Putting the ad up there makes me think that this is their way of paying for a nice product. But, when you hamper the ability of someone to visit the site/blog/webpage, it becomes a bit too controlling. Now, this may only be happening when using the very safe Firefox browser but I'll only use IE when checking my bank account (because I have to.) As we speak, I've finally gotten into one of those blogs to read and comment but seen the ads twice and had to re-expand my screen each time. The "Close Ad" oddly enough doesn't work.

10 comments:

Jenn said...

Oh boo! I didn't know that. I only use Singingfool because it has more "rock" than the other rap dominated video sites.

I didn't know you were having problems with it! Sorry! I'll take it off. I'd much rather have you commenting on my posts than a video. I listen to music ALL day!

dusty said...

i got a virus from videocodes4u.com..thank god my virus program caught it the min it hit my computer..it did not do any damage..

An80sNut said...

Jenn - Don't worry about taking it off. I'll still make attempts. B) I'm sure that after so long they will hear it from their users. I just don't want you thinking that I'm avoiding your blog.

Dusty - It is amazing how some free programs out there seem to give you more than you expect. I'm still pretty cautious with the ones I use.

Mary Hennessy said...

Martin, I really enjoy your writings and the comments you receive. Whenever I want to be entertained and put a smile on my face, I go to your website. And I'm not just saying that...because I'm your Mom. It's just true. Thanks for the smiles.

Love ya
Mom

Moose said...

I don't think I've run across this before. I'll keep my eyes open :)

Davydgrey said...

Your Mom read your blog and commented, how sweet. Haven't seen her in ages, how is she doing?

Fred said...

I used to have one of those polls on my blog until I discovered that pop-up ads were generated when someone visited my blog.

So - poll no more!

RT said...

Whoa, Martin. You got your Mom to read and comment on your blog? I am so jealous! I can't even get my Mom to listen to me in person... :o)

OK, I got rid of SingingFool, too. I didn't realize it was causing a problem! And if it's doing it to you, it's probably doing it to others too, so it's history.

An80sNut said...

It is rather funny that Mom posted because she has tried in the past. For some reason, I don't think this is the last time. B) Yes, just the fact that she likes to check in on me here and there makes me feel important.

dusty said...

I have singing fool as well up on my blog, so I guess I should get rid of it??? I do not want to cause problems for the few folks that read my blog, but most say they appreciate my videos..I don't know what to do now :(