Keep Me Out – for a short period of time

KeepMeOut is a site with an interesting concept. Basically the site allows you to block yoursef from sites you specify for short periods of time.

PROS:

  • Gate keeper for short periods of time
  • Time tracker

CONS

  • You have to create a bookmark for every site you want to “block”
  • If you use multiple browsers you have to manually sync your bookmarks – unless you use something like foxmarks
  • You can get around this by typing the address on the browser

Still if there is that little site you are struggling with (meaning you visit ALL the time) this might be worth giving it a shot.

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YouTube Will Be Next To Kiss IE6 Support Goodbye

Accordingly to TechCrunch YouTube will stop surpport for IE6.

“Judging by this screenshot taken by an IE6 user who was watching some videos on YouTube, it appears the Google company will be phasing out support for the browser shortly. I don’t have Internet Explorer 6 installed on my computer, so I can’t verify this first hand, but illogical it seems not and a simple Twitter search shows multiple people confirming the news. Heck, some are even downright ecstatic over the news.”

For many developers it has been a nightmare to apply hacks to their code to make design fit IE6 standards and this move might help other big players help users upgrade their browsers and make the web a “better” place. With YouTube encouraging users to install other browsers such as Google Chrome or FireFox we can only hope that people understand that Internet Explorer is just a piece of software that that there are other alternatives for online browsing that give you a better experience.