[Linux-aus] Google Analytics (And Sourceforge)

Kim Hawtin kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au
Mon Nov 19 04:42:35 UTC 2007

hi david,

David Lloyd wrote:
> Every time I download stuff from Sourceforge, not only do I get to wait 
> for the advertisements I don't want (such as "Microsoft VOIP As You 
> Are"), I now have to wait a few seconds (abut 1-2) for 
> google-analytics.com. Yes, my Firefox sits there and wonders what it's 
> doing as it talks to google-analytics...which is just great.
> So that people can leave Google's site faster, I get to wait a few 
> seconds more for downloads to start. It's not a lot but it IS annoying.

i've installed the No-Script extension in firefox.
yes, its a bit inconvenient to have to allow scripts to
run on new sites, but it saves a buncha advertising and
thrashes the squid proxy less ;)

also install AdBlock while you are at it =)


Operating Systems, Services and Operations
Information Technology Services, The University of Adelaide
kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au

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