In the comments of my post complaining about unwanted mouseover effects on Web pages yesterday, Dave Adams mentioned the NoScript add-on for Firefox. It turns of JavaScript for all domains except for those that you add to a whitelist. I’m normally in favor of using Web sites in the way that the publishers intend, but advertising has become so intrusive lately that I’m starting to change my philosophy. A few weeks ago I started using Flashblock again, and now I’ve added NoScript as well.

Between the two, I’m finding that pages load faster and that most Web sites are much easier to deal with. I feel a little bad because I’m viewing people’s content and screening out a lot of ads that help pay for that content, but I think I’ll get over it.