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Keep The Lights On

OK, as I am sure you are all aware, the SOPA Blackout crap is upon us. Yes, I called it crap. Sites like Google and Wikipedia are planning on blacking out, but they are going to do so in a non-disruptive kind of way. They aren’t going to just blackout their website with a bunch of SOPA garbage and links. Also, if you aren’t a large website that is useful to millions, blacking out your website is doing nothing more than trying to make you look cool. That’s right, if you have 7 visitors a day to your blog, don’t black out. That is just plain silly. If you think you need to look cool and black out, at least do it correctly with a 503 Redirect, or just blacking out words longer than 5 characters. Don’t know what I am talking about? THEN DON’T BLACKOUT YOUR WEBSITE! But, if you still have to try to look cool, Google how to 503 or blackout certain words before midnight.

Right now, support in the house is about 50/50 on SOPA and PIPA. If it does pass the house, I am certain it won’t make it out of the senate. The senate realizes everyone in the house are idiots and takes their bills with a grain of salt, or the speaker just ignores it like in recent times. Say for instance the senate gets a wild hair in their ear and they pass it, now it is up to Obama. Now, whether you like him or not, his plan is to veto it. He knows it is BS as well as many others in the senate know.

So, if you aren’t a huge website and your panties are still in a bind…AHH WHO AM I KIDDING, YOU WANT TO BE COOL. WELL, YOU AREN’T COOL, SO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, DON’T BLACKOUT BECAUSE GOOGLE AND WIKIPEDIA ARE DOING IT!

As you can see, blacking out your website or parts of it doesn’t make you look cool, it is actually annoying.

EDIT: You Ubuntu & Open Sourcers, this isn’t meant for you! I expect you all to blackout ๐Ÿ™‚ This is for my non-techie friends who think that blacking out their Blogspot/Blogger site will save their iTunes and porn.

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  • I blacked out my blog just because the wordpress plugin makes it so easy. At least it sets up a 503 by default ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I tend to forget my blog is aggregated on Planet Ubuntu. You Ubuntu people don’t count ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I expect you all to blackout. I was hitting up non-geek communities that I am aggregated at as well.

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