Friday, October 27, 2023

The contest of wills begins

 So, this morning when I click on my morning link to Peter Zeihan, I've been greeted with this, instead of him talking from some new location.

We've entered the contest of wills. Google/YouTube thinks that they can force ads down my throat in service of their customers(the advertisers), and is willing to block my ad blocker in an attempt to force my compliance.

I'm sure there will eventually be a different platform to watch Peter's videos on... and the wait begins. We programmers/technicians have a superpower, we're willing to put up with a ton of grief to bend things to our will, it's how we route around the normal rules and get shit done.

I curate my sources, and Peter is one of them, I'm not willing to pollute that stream of information with the Ads that Google wants to force feed me. It'll be interesting to see how this all works out.