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Firefox Will Soon Block Third-Party Cookies

jhaygood86 Re:That implies obliteration of the ad industry. (369 comments)

Not me. I work in the ad technology industry. I actually like my job. It's not like you'll be hurting the ad technology industry much, but it will mean your favorite websites (including Slashdot!) will have less income due to lower average value of impressions (a generic non-targeted impression is worth a lot less to an advertiser than a targeted impression). The ad tech companies themselves charge the same to their clients (the ad agencies for buy-side and the online publishers for the sell side) regardless of if the impression is targeted.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Pay-as-You-Go Plan For Text and Voice Only?

jhaygood86 Re:StraightTalk (246 comments)

I was unaware the $30 plan did not support the BYOD SIM plan. That sucks. It would be awesome if they did for people who don't need anything fancy.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Pay-as-You-Go Plan For Text and Voice Only?

jhaygood86 StraightTalk (246 comments)

StraightTalk has a program just for this called StraightTalk SIM. It's $30/mo for 1000 minutes / 1000 texts or $45 for unlimited.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Finding an IT Job Without a Computer-Oriented Undergraduate Degree?

jhaygood86 Not really needed (504 comments)

I dropped out of college (was in the CS program, but barely completed the early requirements), and I have a really good gig as a senior software developer. It takes a bit more to get your feet in, but in general, most places I've seen could care less about the degree if you can get the work done.

more than 2 years ago

FCC Probes Google and T-Mobile For Double-Whammy Fees

jhaygood86 Re:It's in black and white (127 comments)

If you purchase the phone outright, T-Mobile gives you the option of getting a plan without a contract, for $20 less a month

about 5 years ago

Developer Stigma After a Bad Or Catastrophic Release?

jhaygood86 Re:No excuse. (223 comments)

Almost all of the software I have worked on commercially has been successful, and none of it has been open source (I have worked on open source projects, just not as a job). However, I also have a manager who is a developer with an MBA (he was a developer, and he got the MBA while developing) and a project manager who knows technology. Even the requested upgrades to the legacy systems we have get done on schedule and on budget

more than 5 years ago

How Much Are Ad Servers Slowing the Web?

jhaygood86 Re:Browser's fault? (363 comments)

I work for a rich media vendor (basically, middle men between ad agencies and website publishers for rich media advertisements), and we reduce our impact on page load time by using fast edge servers via a content delivery network to serve our JavaScript file, whether on the page or on the ad server's iframe, and then not load content until after the page is finished loading. Seems to work pretty well, as we recieve very few complaints from most of our publishers (including Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, and even Slashdot itself)

more than 7 years ago


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