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…Popdeck is great for custom skateboards?

Popdeck

Popdeck is “the first design community just for skateboarders”.

Like Threadless, Popdeck lets designers upload their designs to the site, and then users can vote on them to select the winners. Unlike Threadless, winning designs end up becoming limited edition skateboard decks that probably aren’t as comfortable to wear as a t-shirt would be.

Each deck is hand numbered, and if you’re going to buy a board anyways, I don’t see why you wouldn’t want one that looks good and isn’t owned by every kid on the block.

[Popdeck]

…MacSanta is bringing coupon code cheer?

MacSanta

MacSanta is back, and he’s bringing gifts for all good Mac users.

Each day through December 24th, MacSanta will list a new set of Mac programs, and you can save 20% off of each of them with the coupon code “MACSANTA07”.

Plus, even after the 20% deal ends, extended deals allow you to save 10% on all participants throughout December with the coupon code “MACSANTA07TEN”.

Just remember: He knows when you are sleeping…

[MacSanta]

[Via: MacGourmet News]

…Facebook’s Beacon can be blocked?

Facebook Beacon

As Facebook continues to grow, it continues to need new ways of making money from each of its users.

One of those ways is Project Beacon, where Facebook builds a page for an advertiser, and then links to it from various profile pages.

How does it create those links?

By monitoring what sites you visit, and then phoning home after you visit an advertiser’s site.

As expected, many users are not exactly excited about Facebook’s ability to watch everything they do, and are looking for ways to stop the Beacon.

Luckily, it’s as easy as using a JavaScript blocking plug-in in Firefox, and blocking the specific URL that Beacon uses.

Facebook Beacon Block

The steps are as follows:

  1. Download and Install the BlockSite plugin for Firefox.
  2. After restarting Firefox select ‘Add-ons’ from the Tools menu.
  3. Click the ‘Options’ button on the BlockSite extension.
  4. Click the ‘Add’ button.
  5. Enter http://*facebook.com/beacon/* into the input box.
  6. Click ‘OK’.
  7. Click ‘OK’ again and you are good to go.

It’s good to know that there’s always someone looking out for the little guy.

[The Idea Shower – Block Facebook Beacon]

[Via: Mashable]