So just turned 40. Just celebrated my first wedding anniversary. And we just got full custody of my 11 year old step-son. And now I'm pregnant for the first time. So many 1st but the pregnancy issues outweight them all lol. This is how I make sense of it all. 😄
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
STOP SOPA Code Turns Any Site Dark to Protest Stop Online Piracy Act
Sites such as Wikipedia and Reddit are going “dark” this Wednesday, Jan. 18, to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) which, critics contend, would compromise the ability of any site that includes outside links to carry on current operations.
Feeling left out? A simple piece of code is helping the entire web (from major sites to even the humblest of Tumblrs) go dark in solidarity. The code, called STOP SOPA, replaces any site’s landing page with a black screen. Using your mouse a flashlight uncovers a message explaining the need to kill SOPA and a link to anti-SOPA site AmericanCensorship.org.
The idea of “Going Dark” is a worst-case scenario protest against SOPA, essentially warning that link-heavy sites such as Reddit and Wikipedia might get shut down, or go dark, if SOPA becomes law.
The STOP SOPA code was created by Zachary Johnson, a developer and Internet enthusiast, out of anger:
I’ve been calling my representatives in Congress, but this gave me another outlet for my frustration with this legislation. I place this code in the public domain. I require no attribution.
You can find the code here and get a sense of what sites will look like before and after application. Make sure you don’t add it until Jan. 18, otherwise your site will prematurely go dark.