Doge Ad Block for Chrome reaches 250 users!
24 Jun, 2014
One day after work one of my colleagues and were scanning reaction gifs (like my Coder Rage) when we came across this GIF:
After a bout of laughter we joked it would be funny if all ads were this one. Then we joke should should build an ad blocker that substitutes all ads for this one.
It didn’t take us long to sit and stir up some ideas on how to do it and it took surprisingly little time to implement.
At the time of this writing it is still a very rudimentary ad blocker which doesn’t block out all ads and even sometimes replaces images that are not meant to be ads. But it’s still a lot of fun to have installed.
Every page load is a funny new doge meme image.
Today this extension reached 250 users for the first time. It’s not a tonne, but it’s still a milestone. Especially for something that was built with the intention to be a joke.
Install it and find out for yourself. If you don’t like it you can always remove it 😉
About the author
I am an ex-pat Newfoundlander who has uprooted and moved to the big city of Toronto. I develop web applications for work and for fun. I play ultimate and ice hockey year-round and camp every chance my girlfriend will let me.