Avoiding Pointlessness

Monday, June 24, 2002

Thanks to Marc Majcher, it has become easy to read NY Times articles without having an account. Now, I don’t have a problem so much with registering, it’s just such a hassle when you want to send someone a link to an article, or post the link to a website, and everyone who wants to read it has to register.

So, for those of us who get tired of seeing a registration form every time we click on a link to an article, I just made Marc’s script even easier to access. First, copy this link to your link toolbar, bookmark list, etc. Right-click on a link to a NY Times article, and copy that link. Then click the toolbar link and paste the URL into the prompt.

It works in IE, I haven’t tried it in Mozilla yet, but it should work there, too. If you’ve got JavaScript turned off, it definitely won’t work. I’m sure I’m not the first person to figure out how to do this, but it’s handy, so there ya go.