Today, October 20, is Spirit Day. You can wear purple to show your support for queer kids. If you don’t have any purple clothes you could also make buttons, dye your hair or pubes (well, when you are a part of the minority that didn’t shave them off that is :p), get a bracelet somewhere, use pink nail polish or whatever else you can come up, just be creative! and don’t let THEM win, that’s what counts today.
We’ve also updated the milkboys header image for the occasion (if you can’t see it try pressing CTRL + F5). And, slightly off.-topic, while I was already tinkering with the design of the blog I changed the colour of links in posts to a brighter red since some people mentioned that they were to hard to distinguish from normal text.
Apparently some visitors from Singapore are having problems seeing the pictures posted here. This might be due to censorship by their ISP. Things like that happen and happened before in some other countries like Iran and China as well.
If you think your internet provider is censoring milkboys or parts of it or if you’re living in a country where visiting sites which are legal in most parts of the world might get you in trouble there are two things you can do to avoid annoyances and trouble.
Most countries are censoring websites by redirecting your browser to another IP when you type in a certain domain. You can bypass this by using another DNS provider like OpenDNS. The only requirement to do this is that you have direct access to your router. Don’t worry if all this sounds complicated to you, the whole process will take just 2 minutes and is explained in detail here.
Usually it’s easy for your internet provider and local authorities to track every step you make online; which websites you visit, who you’re mailing with, what you’re downloading and so on. You can prevent them from doing so easily by using an encrypted tunnel for your internet connection. You just have to sign up with a VPN provider (VPN means Virtual Private Network). They will assign you a new IP and route all your web traffic through their servers.
If you choose a VPN provider that doesn’t store any log files not even them will know what you’re doing online. This means neither your internet provider, nor your local authorities, nor the VPN provider nor the owners of the sites you visit nor the people you share files with in peer-to-peer networks will be able to identify or track you.
There are no Periodical Political Posts anymore as you might have noticed. That’s because I wanted to turn milkboys from a pure media blog with a few political posts every now and then into a healthy mix of queer news & stories and neat pictures, videos etc. Do achieve this there is a more detailed news post nearly every day now instead of the usual bunch of just headlines we had in the Periodical Political Posts.
If you want even more queer news you should follow milkboys on twitter, that’s where the news go which don’t get their own post over here. And if you’re interested in the random non-queer news that made the other half of the Periodical Political Posts you can follow my own twitter account.
I get a mail every now and then from people asking about a site called “milkyboys” or “YourMilky”. Please note that this site is in no way related to milkboys. It’s a scam site that tries to make you pay for freely available videos they just downloaded from the web to put them onto their paysite. They just used a slightly modified version of our name to seem more legit.
First of all: Yesterday’s video should work for everyone now; there was a problem with the video codec keeping some people from streaming it, sorry about that.
And since this seems to cause some confusion every now and then: If you download videos here you will usually get a file with the 7z extension. This is not a video but an archive format so if you ever tried to play those files this is the reason why it didn’t work
To extract 7z files you can use apps like 7-Zip or WinRAR (Windows), File Roller (Linux) or The Unarchiver (MacOS). There are many more applications supporting 7z for every operating system. The videos are mostly encoded as MP4 or FLV files and work in every common video player like MPC or VLC (which is available for Windows, Linux, MacOS and others).
While the vast majority of people visiting these sites are fine folks the general atmosphere always is only as good as the loudest and let’s say “most vocal“ commentators. Therefore, some reminders…
Please refrain from commenting if you can’t express your opinion without insulting others. No personal flame wars!
Many people you see on photos here read your comments. So, be nice or shut up, please.
- Don’t post anything that might be seen as a lewd comment about minors. No matter how harmless your intentions may be, as long as anyone, anywhere could read it as a sexually suggestive comment about a person under 18 we have to delete it.
- If you want to talk about something that’s not directly related to the subject of a post you can do so in the forums. The comments aren’t the place for endless off-topic discussions.
We didn’t really celebrate milkboys’ third birthday this summer but at least for the second anniversary of the milkboard some big changes have been made. More below, but first of all:
If you had an account on the old board you can still use it but you might have to reset your password if you have problems logging into the new board.
If you only had a blog account you will have to create a new account for the board since we completely disabled blog accounts. The upside here is that you can use all the new features (forums, galleries, chat) with only one account.
So, what’s new on the milkboard? A lot! The most obvious change is the new design of course. While the old board never really looked like a part of milkboys we made sure this time that you feel like you’re actually staying on milkboys when you switch to the forums. But we didn’t just upgrade the visuals, the software itself is a huge step into the future as well. It’s not only more comfortable to use than the old one but also brings some new features like extended profiles, status updates, twitter integration, member galleries, a chat, a milkies map and a lot more. Start exploring…