Yes, that's a vertical strip of Google AdSense ads below the profile on the right-hand side of the blog. No, I'm not under any "make money FA$T" delusions.
In the past, I worked for a brief stint in the, ahem, online ad industry. I'm curious how a company whose motto is "do no evil"1 goes about things, so I signed up for an AdSense account.
I'll leave it up for a little while, and after I get a good feel for it, I'll remove it (and take a good, hot shower).
This is just idle curiosity, mind you... I have precisely zero inclination to go back into that world. Ever.
1 Unfortunately, 'evil' is one of the nicer adjectives I would use to describe some of the folks I met in that industry.