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Turning off snapshots (LiveJournal) [Nov. 17th, 2007|07:20 am]
Bob Bain
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Turning off LiveJournal snapshots...

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Get Rid of Snap Shots PERMANENTLY on LiveJournal

The updates to this post are getting numerous thanks to the kind contribution of other disgruntled LJ users, so I'm moving them to the end of the post. Keep spreading the word; they may be able to stop me if they wanted, but they can't stop us all!

So Six Apart just introduced Snap.com's Snap Shots into LJ, and my god are we all the worse for it. It's bad enough people use it on Blogger, but now it's somehow permeated LJ-land like a nasty fart in an elevator.

In case you didn't know, Snap Shots is a little app that bloggers use to put little preview windows on the external links and media in their posts, and personally, it's the most annoying fucktard thing you can install on your site. Sure, Adblock Plus can prevent the preview windows from showing up, but the icons are still there and my browser still tries to load something when you mouseover them, which, by the way, I NEVER CONDONED IT TO DO. So this stupid program I have absolutely no use for is making my computer do things I'm not asking it to do. Big mistake. So let's get rid of it. Special thanks to everyone in the xkcd thread for all the input.

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Personally I find this "innovation" most intrusive and they are appearing like wildfire on other blogs and other web pages. I appear to be stuck with them until I can get around to disabling them.

I saw "the doc" yesterday morning. I note he will be charging fees for all but those who hold a "blue pension" card from now on. Those who are on the blue pension card system who fail to turn up will be charged $20 as a "non attendance fee". He noted that the cardiologist hadn't sent a report to him on my heart defects. I reminded him that he referred me to my local GP who has been issuing the referral notices and that there is no reason for him to expect a report from the cardiologist. I signed a form so that he can get access to details.

I also saw the GP in the afternoon as I need to replenish blood pressure tablets (done). I asked him about cholesterol testing and blood sugar testing. He told me I need to fast for 12 hours as this is a pre-requisite.

[User Picture]From: acelightning
2007-11-17 05:23 am (UTC)
i followed the original instructions for turning off those damn "snap" things - when one pops up, click on "options", then "disable", then "for all sites". but it never stayed disabled. however, following links in the other LJ conversations you mention above, i found a quick and simple permanent fix, which involved adding one short line to the HOSTS file in Windows. it took me less than fifteen seconds to implement the change, and i haven't seen a "snap" since.

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