Do I have your attention yet?

For the past six months I’ve been using Brave browser exclusively for my personal browsing on my work laptop. I used to have multiple user profiles set up in the standard Google Chrome browser but I wanted an excuse to be using Brave more and I was tired of our corporate Slack messaging tool always opening work web pages in my personal Chrome profile. Brave is based on the open source Chromium which is the foundation of Chrome browser but comes without the Google tie ins and “call home” stuff that increasingly creeps out a lot of people as Google increasingly loses its “Were not evil” shine in the public eye (rightly or wrongly). Since Brave added support for all Chrome extensions it was pretty much a no-brainer to make the switch - very strong ad-blocking, device tracking blocking, etc, etc.

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In the beginning

This is the first post of my new Jekyll and GitHub pages powered blog. Thanks to Barry Clark’s Jekyll Now repo for making it easy and not requiring any commandline tools, I can add and edit posts online with GitHuber or since it using Markdown format for posts I can use the excellent StackEdit to edit pages and push to GitHub. Once I’ve finished messing with DNS this will also be registered with Basic Attention Token as a channel for publisher rewards when anyone using the new Brave Browser visits. Eventually Brave will show ads for those that don’t want to contribute, and ad-free pages for those that do. In the mean time enjoy an ad-free experience. You’re welcome…

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