Unblocking Adblock

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James Edwards has posted a very interesting article on SitePoint. He has developed and implemented (on SitePoint) a script that will unblock any ads that have been blocked by the AdBlock Plus extension for Firefox.

It is quite an ingenius idea. Now before you light your torches and grab your pitchforks, he has also explained how to block the unblocking script and he plans on removing it from SitePoint next week. It seems he lost a bet a had to expose his secret.

See, a while ago, when the whole firefox is blocked debacle was raging, I made some hand-waving statement about how easy it would be to circumvent ad-blocking software (though of course, I wouldn’t say how). Then a little while later (not quite sure when … I was probably drunk) I lost a bet, and had to prove it. The stakes were high, and I felt a little dirty, but I’m a man of my word, so I had to do it. And as it happened, it turned into a fun and interesting challenge, with a relevant point to make …

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