Oh boy. And I thought that Apple will be supporting Flash in the next o.s. update. I am sure that I read an article about that. If so, then what is up with Microsoft meeting up with Adobe executives to discuss how the two companies might work together to take on Apple in the mobile industry, as well as a possible acquisition of Adobe by Microsoft.

One source indicates that representatives of the two companies discussed Apple’s refusal to support the viewing of Flash content on its mobile devices and how a partnership between the companies might offer them additional leverage against Apple’s gains in the sector.

A second source reveals that executives revisited the possibility of an acquisition of Adobe by Microsoft, a proposal that happened several years ago but got junked because it brought possible antitrust issues. But with Apple and Google’s growth in the mobile industry, the two companies think this may be the best time to do it.

And as usual, with that rumor floating around, Adobe’s stock did rise up. Nice work ;).

Sad to say, there is no way within Google Chrome to block Flash ads in part because there is no plugin feature in the browser itself. For now, the only way to make this happen is to use some third-party software application that will handle the blocking.

I use Privoxy and it is a very small lightweight program that needs to run all the time in order for Flash ads to be blocked. This is because all websites that you surf will have to pass through Privoxy. The good thing about this is that this proxy does not cache your web surfs.

First things first. Search in Google for Privoxy. It is located in the SourceForge website. Follow these steps:

  • Go to options > Under The Hood > under Network settings click Change proxy settings button.
  • In Internet Properties window choose “LAN settings”
  • Check proxy server LAN settings and in the address setting address: 127.0.0.1 and port: 8118
  • Make sure “Bypass proxy for local settings” is checked.
  • Click “Ok” and then “Apply”.
  • Restart Google Chrome browser

Simple right? Now you do not have to worry about seeing unnecessary Flash ads in your browser.

marketplaceI am pretty sure anyone who is a Facebook user knows what FarmTown is all about. We have other farm related type of games like FarmVille, FarmCity, Farm Pals and what’s next? FarmState? FarmWorld? FarmUniverse? More or less their gameplay is the same. The object of the game is to plow your land, place some plants and harvest them. The more you do that, the more your level goes up.

Higher levels mean access to big money plants and lavish structures like mansions. They also have this so called awards thing that requires you to pass through a set of requirements like having 25 neighbors will give you an award. They also have this rule that if you hire someone else to harvest or plow your land, you save more. If you also visit other farms and do chores, your experience level goes up.t

I never imagined myself playing this game. I always said to myself I will not be tempted to play this game. It was after I fiddled witht he idea of trying out the Naruto Facebook game that I started to check out other flash games that can be played in this social networking site. I am not really that hooked to it but I do check on it at least twice a day.

There is really no goal in this game. Just that the higher level you have, the more access you have to a variety of props to make your farm look good. If you want the shortest route and get lots of cash righta way, you can buy some via PayPal. If not, then it is the long route for you. Plow and plow, harvest and harvest and expand your lot. The game is simple yet enjoyable to play.

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