Geoffrey Long
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Help fight breast cancer.

Courtesy of my friend Sara, The Breast Cancer Site is doing for breast cancer what The Hunger Site does for starvation: a one-click thing that then earns financial donations from their advertisers.

I love the theory of things like this, but... Well... Sometimes it's too much of a pain in the ass to deal with. I know, I know, I know -- it's only one click a day, but come on. You can't set it as your homepage when you do what I do, because that homepage gets opened literally dozens of times in a day, and for something like that I use The New York Times, to keep me informed on what's happening. You could theoretically create a page with those buttons down the side and a cookie to tell whether or not you'd clicked them today, but that would circumvent their advertising. Maybe if The Hunger Site Network set that cookie every day, with a autoredirect thing? So you could set your homepage to be their site, with a SECOND homepage set as a variable in the cookie, so that once you'd clicked all the buttons once (the max number of times you can do so anyway), you'd be automatically redirected to your given homepage for the next 24 hours? I'd go for that.


hey, i posted a testimonial over at flickr for you... :) let me know if you want me to post it at friendster too. ~carrie

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