I was testing my backup script today and noticed that if you browse this blog while not logged in to WordPress, every post is accompanied by hideous and irrelevant advertisements. These are automatically added by WordPress. I have nothing to do with them and find them to be incredibly obnoxious.
Now I can’t complain too much about this, since after all WordPress.com is providing this platform to broadcast my garbled rantings for free. I do think these particular ads are tacky and detract from the usefulness of the site, though. If I were going to put ads up here on purpose (which I have no intention of doing for the foreseeable future) they would be unobtrusive and only for relevant things I actually use and enjoy myself- like good books and tools, for instance. Certainly not this PopPressed crap.
There are a couple of ways to remove these, most of which are inaccessible because they cost money. At the moment it appears that the easiest (and cheapest) way to view this site without the tacky ads is to get a WordPress account (which is free) and log in.
Sorry for the inconvenience.