Lately the Acceptable Ads feature of Adblock Plus has been criticised around some news outlets (starting in Germany if I'm not mistaken). Since then, I have been thinking about finding a better way to blocking annoying ads.
Now, thanks to this tweet by Steve Klabnik, I found a nice solution: preventing your computer from connecting to selected internet hosts:
This method has the advantage of working on any operating system that is POSIX-compliant (or at least has the 'hosts' file), and for all the applications running on it. That means that I can use it for my Mac, my Windows 8 PC, and my Android phone and tablet :D
The website itself explains how to install in in most environments, but if you have you can contact me on Twitter, I'd be happy to help.
Now I ask you, what method are you using to manage the ads in your online life? Leave a comment!
Update: bloaf from Hacker News menctions on the submission about this post http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman, "a decent hosts file manager". I'll give it a try!