migraine friendlier internet

A lovely plugin/add on was recently brought to my attention. It’s called “flashblock”, and when it’s installed for Firefox (which is the browser I use), it blocks those super annoying flash ads – you know, the ones that feature often flickering, dancing, flashing, and otherwise strobe-like visual patterns in the margins of your screen. These are very annoying for most people, and for a few of us unlucky folks, these ads can be a migraine trigger. I use the Firefox browser one, but there is a version for Internet Explorer available too. Here’s a blurb from the IE flashblock site:
Flashblock is an extension for Internet Explorer that takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash / Shockwave content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to view the Flash content.
Flashblock for Mozilla, Firefox, and Netscape browsers
Flashblock for Internet Explorer browsers (via Foxie)

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