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Blocking ads

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For awhile now I’ve been using a tool to block advertisements in my web browsing. This is very convenient, but it’s particularly good because I almost never see a provocative ad anymore. Here’s how to install it:

  1. Do you use “Firefox” to surf the web? If not, I recommend it; you can get it here. This ad blocking tool only works with Firefox (though I understand there are ad blockers for other browsers).
  2. Once you have Firefox installed, visit Adblock Plus to install the ad blocker:
    1. Click on the “Install Adblock Plus” link.
    2. A bar will pop up indicating that the install was blocked.
    3. Click the “Options” button on the bar and enable installations for this website.
    4. Click on the “Install Adblock Plus” link again, then click on the “Install” button.
  3. When it asks you which blocking list to subscribe to, choose the “EasyList” blocking list. Once a week your computer will check this list to see if there are any new known ads to be blocked.

After you do this you should rarely see ads in Firefox. If you still encounter some ads on a regular basis that you’d like to block, leave a comment on this post and I will try to help you set up your own rules in Adblock Plus to block those ads.

Don’t put it off. It will take you no more than 5 minutes and you’ll be glad you did it now!

Written by Scott Moonen

April 13, 2007 at 5:58 am

Living by faith alone

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Man now had to learn to live by faith: our sin and the misery in the world had made it appear that man could expect no favor from God. To be sure, man had also lived by faith in Paradise, but then his belief made perfect sense. After the fall, man had to live by faith alone. God drove man out of Paradise and appointed an angel to guard the way to the tree of life. At that point the trials of life by faith alone began. All the same, man still enjoyed the privilege of faith in God’s continued favor.

— S. G. de Graaf

Sin blinds our eyes to the Lordship and goodness of our Savior. Consequently, faith is not a natural way to think, and while it is a precious gift from God, we must also battle to see with eyes of faith.

HT: wedgewords

Written by Scott Moonen

April 8, 2007 at 8:32 pm