I was looking for a way to get rid of the APPS section on the left column of the Facebook start page. And I am happy to say I found a solution. This can be done if you use the Adblock Plus add-on for Firefox or for Google Chrome.
Just add a manual filter with this content:
Oh, maybe you want to get rid of the PAGES section as well? Just add this filter:
And remember, the Facebook team has a habit of changing stuff, so no guarantees this will keep working. It did for me, for now. Maybe you like this solution.
Do you have some tips of your own on how to change the way you interact with Facebook? I would love to read about it in the comments below!
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation has invited my mother, Ria van Elk, to take part in their upcoming international exhibition. The Forsythia will be part of the 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Fall 2013. The Hunt Institute is a research division of Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
The exhibition will be held from September 26 until December 19, 2013. After that it will turn into a touring exhibition, which will be traveling throughout the United States. At the end of the exhibition Ria van Elk’s painting will become part of the collection of the Hunt Institute. It will then be available for students of the Institute to be used for presentations, research and as reference material for watercoloring techniques and composition.
This is a story about stories. It is a story about our belief in stories. It is a story about the choices we make because of stories. And it is a story about our choices for stories. Love and beauty and nature are forces we can try to control, but in reality (ha!) never will. What do you believe in?