hostsperm.1 to Google Chrome?

I don't know how many "devs" we got here....but something I've been looking into is something similar to the hostperm.txt file with Firefox, to block images, javascript, plugins, etc. at the domain level....well, perusing my Google Chrome directories today, I found where it's all hidden at....it's a File calling "Preferences" (that's right, no .extension) in %APPDATA%\Local\Google\Chrome directory. My settings started at 687 but they could easily be a different line than mine since it's entirely based on how many plugsins/settings/etc you use....

In your favorite text editor, just do a CTRL+F and search for "content_settings": { - should be the easiest way to find them....THEN AGAIN.....if you have NEVER added any exceptions to Google Chrome, this section MAY NOT even exist....

Anyways, here's mine:
   "profile": {
      "content_settings": {
         "pattern_pairs": {
            ".247realmedia.com,*": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            },
            ".2o7.net,*": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            },
            ".doubleclick.net,*": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            },
            ".pandora.com,*": {
               "cookies": 1,
               "images": 1,
               "javascript": 1
            },
            "247realmedia.com,*": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            },
            "2o7.net,*": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            },
            "[*.]www.bcsovideo.com,*": {
               "plugins": 1
            },
            "[*.]www.bitlet.org,*": {
               "plugins": 1
            },
            "[*.]www.pandora.com,*": {
               "popups": 1
            },
            "bitlet.org,*": {
               "cookies": 1,
               "images": 1,
               "javascript": 1,
               "popups": 1
            },
            "doubleclick.net,*": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            }
         },
         "patterns": {
            ".247realmedia.com": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            },
            ".2o7.net": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            },
            ".doubleclick.net": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            },
            ".pandora.com": {
               "cookies": 1,
               "images": 1,
               "javascript": 1
            },
            "247realmedia.com": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            },
            "2o7.net": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            },
            "[*.]www.bcsovideo.com": {
               "plugins": 1
            },
            "[*.]www.bitlet.org": {
               "plugins": 1
            },
            "[*.]www.pandora.com": {
               "popups": 1
            },
            "bitlet.org": {
               "cookies": 1,
               "images": 1,
               "javascript": 1,
               "popups": 1
            },
            "doubleclick.net": {
               "cookies": 2,
               "images": 2,
               "javascript": 2,
               "plugins": 2,
               "popups": 2
            }
         },
         "pref_version": 1



Now, if one were to follow the pattern, I couldn't see it being too hard, to take, say the "hostsperm.1" format that Mozilla uses.....

Sure, it's a little bit more complicated, since it's not as simple as a "Find and Replace" Routine with all the carriage/hard-returns and all....

but any possibility of getting this list converted to the Google Chrome-compatible list?


BTW, if it's not "obvious" enough, the "2's" are essentially "block" and the "1's" signify "allow" :)

Do not know the significance of the [*.] that some of the entries contain, all I know is that those were "generated" by Google Chrome itself upon my "answering" one of it's questions at one time or another, so I left them formatted "as-is" -

Actually, I know exactly how those were generated. If I go to a page in Chrome, and a plugin wants to run but can't, Chrome pops up a notification to "Allow" Deny or "Always Allow" - I would have clicked "Always Allow" since the site(s) are trusted (In my opinion...) and so that is how Chrome added them to the list, with that wildcard...[*.]

hmm.....

After discovering the following post at the Inbox Revenge forums (previously know as Kill Spammers) - I figured It's time to update :) I guess it's not too active, but I do like livejournals "openID" and use it on a couple sites :)
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Wal-Mart - self-checkout change?

mmmm...well it's been a while since my last update.

Anyways....I went to Cocoa Wal-Mart today and the local wal-mart now has a 10 item MINIMUM for self-checkout? What's the deal with THAT?

And when I first saw the introduction of 12+ self-checkout kiosks (6 on each end of the store....approximate) - I thought this was Sam Walton's move to lay-off some cashiers!...I mean seriously.....you can have one cashier "monitoring" 4 kiosks...and that's some savings there, instead of hiring 4 cashiers..

We asked the cashier (SHE WASN'T A ROBOT! lol...)when we finally made it up through the line 15 minutes later. The lady said it was some new thing due to a "system change" where the bags need to be weighed as the groceries are checked out?


Who knows....but I loved the self-checkout system, even if it did cause some lay-offs of Wal-Mart cashiers.
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#Privacy: The Search Privacy Standard

#Privacy: The Search Privacy Standard

This is really a neat site. From the site:

Pound Privacy" is a campaign to create the first standard for search engine query privacy. The implementation is fairly straightforward: If you append the phrase "#privacy" at the end of a query on any search engine or site search, your query should not be tracked by IP or cookie, and should not be made public in keyword tools. It is that simple.

This would force the top three search engines (Google, MSN, Yahoo) to create a new parameter so that a search query such as:

dog training #privacy

Would not be "logged"/saved to the user's profile.

As it stands currently, nearly every query you enter into a search engine is saved.

As the campaign states, there would be exceptions/flags put into place, if a user is using a query such as "murder" "suicide" or other "flagged" words alongside the #privacy tag, it would be ignored.

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