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Retargeting becomes more intrusive and lame

I first fell ‘victim’ to retargeting with Chinese websites like Aliexpress or Lightinthebox where you couldn’t access a product without starting to receive tons of spam about similar products. And when I say spam I mean literally tons of spam! So I started unsubscribing from every possible newsletter from the Chinese websites and the spamming

Acunetix releases a plugin for Jenkins

I just got this mail from Damian Fearnley the other day announcing that Acunetix has just released a plugin supporting integration with Jenkins: Hi We are pleased to announce the release of the Acunetix Jenkins Plugin. This plugin for Jenkins, the popular open source Continuous Integration (CI) automation platform, allows development and operations teams to

Recommended links #6

I know it’s Friday and the weekend is near, but here’s a list of cool recommendations: [How To]¬†Add custom fonts to WordPress; The full version of Magix Music Maker is now FREE! Password rules are bullshit; Grep is loosing it’s grip; 21% of the websites still use insecure SHA-1 certificates; Optimize your images for the

Vendors & providers with shady practices

I believe everyone that uses the internet on a daily basis has experienced or at least heard a story about shady practices coming from specific vendors or providers and because I hate it when people are overall lame I’ve decided to start a series of posts where I’m going to report well known and documented

Google opensource’d Guetzli

Earlier this week the folks at Google published a blog post announcing that they’ve decoded to opensource Guetzli, their JPEG encoder which supposedly is much better than anything else available. The scope of this release was to help webmasters compress their images better so that they have less impact over the page loading time. Besides