Kevin Closson Promotes Netezza? That’s Odd!

AdSense Nonsense

I don’t have a screen-shot for verification, but a blog reader sent me email notifying me that WordPress (the site that hosts my blog) is letting Google AdSense put advertisements for Netezza on my blog posts. The reader thought I was the one doing the AdSense but I assured him that it is not I. My blogging is a non-profit effort. It is WordPress and the AdSense nonsense is the “pay” for using a “free” site.

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

I knew WordPress did this sort of thing on occasion, but I had totally put it out of mind…until now. So, have no fear readers, I just used some of my very own bier money to pay WordPress so you don’t have to see any ads from Oracle’s competitors any more!

5 Responses to “Kevin Closson Promotes Netezza? That’s Odd!”

  1. 1 Curt Monash February 4, 2009 at 7:19 pm


    I hope you don’t need “bier” money for a good long time!!

    In English, that is. 😉 Auf Deutsch, dass ist eine ganz andere Sache!



  2. 3 Doug Burns February 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    >> I just used some of my very own bier money to pay WordPress

    Doesn’t that make this a sponsored blog?


  3. 5 Doug Burns February 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    >> Are you making it to RMOUG?

    I wish, I really do.

    Carol Dacko, amongst others, has repeatedly told me that I’m really missing out on this one but I really have to skip conferences for a while and do some paid work.

    But we’ll get those beers eventually – guaranteed.

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