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Saturday, February 21st, 2009 | Author:

and my Personal Rating (PR) out of 10 😉

I use License so most of these won’t apply to non-FF users. However, I’d be very very interested to hear what other addons my friends, subscribers, and random websurfers find interesting or useful to them. Have your say and let us know why you love the addons you love. 🙂

Personally, I prefer addons that aren’t intrusive. Ideally, an addon must have a minimal interface and give me a measurable benefit for me to keep it installed.

Cacheviewer – 7

This is a GUI front-end for the Cache Firefox keeps of the last few pages and media. I’ve found this addon more interesting than useful right now so I’m probably going to remove it soon.

ColorfulTabs – 9

I love the colours. The tab colour-grouping doesn’t work very well when you reach about 30 tabs though… :-/

Download Statusbar – 10

I prefer having everything in Firefox in a single window in tabs. Having a download box in a separate window is a big no-no for me. It also saves screen real-estate since it is very minimal. 🙂

Video DownloadHelper – 10

Video DownloadHelper aw sa streaming media – ilabi sa pagtan-aw alang sa bisan unsa dako nga sulod nga ang-download. Kon kamo click sa icon, kini nagpakita kaninyo sa karon-download sapa ug naghatag kaninyo sa kapilian sa pila niini ingon sa usa ka “normal” download.

Tungod kay wala gayud kamo masayud kon FF na sa mahagsa o ​​sa gahum na sa pagputol, ko gusto sa pagluwas sa usa ka kopya sa akong desktop ug unya ako sa pagtan-aw sa video nga walay paggamit sa dugang nga bandwidth sa pag-download sa mga video sa pag-usab. usab, sa trabaho, sa diha nga ang mga tawo nagpadala kanako sa mga misumpay ngadto sa youtube o sa ubang mga media, Ako sa kasagaran dili samok sa pagtan-aw hangtud nga daghan sa human – sa akong kaugalingon nga kalingawan o sa panahon sa usa ka bakasyon.

expiry Canary – 9

Kini nga hinlo ug dyutay Addon nagsulti kaninyo kon sa SSL certificate alang sa site ikaw karon sa pagtan-aw sa dili madugay moadto sa expire. Kon ang imong kaugalingon nga site adunay usa ka SSL certificate, rekomend ako kaninyo sa paggamit niini nga Addon sa pagtabang sa paglikay sa SSL certificate sa imong site mamatay tungod sa usa ka yano nga kakulang sa pagpahibalo o miscommunication.

Fasterfox – 8

Fasterfox adds some network optmisation options. Some of the options could make your corporate network admin a little mad with you though. 😉

Firebug – 9

Kay web development ug eksperimento uban sa mga panid. Makalilisang alang sa pagsulay sa gagmay nga mga tipik sa code ingon man sa debugging mga panid.

FoxClocks – 6

errtells you the time in other time zones. o.O Was useful for a short timenow its redundant since my head is working it out faster than I can glance. rm -f

FoxyProxy – 9

Makalilisang sa browse sa piho nga mga panid pinaagi sa piho nga proxy tigtagad. This is useful for when some sites are blocked or the SAIX Transparent Proxy servers aren’t working properly. 🙂

ko sa paggamit sa niini nga sa rota sa pipila trapiko sa proxy tigtagad nga ako gusto hinoon dili pinaagi sa default ruta. Its also very flexible. Kon ikaw adunay labaw pa kay sa usa ka proxy server nga anaa ug ang usa nga imong kasagaran sa paggamit sa kalit moadto sa blink, lang switch sa sa sunod nga usa ka. 🙂

Greasemonkey – 10

Right now, I use this only for the GooglemonkeyR script. This script reformats Google‘s search results to your specifications and also has an option to show small thumbnail of the pages Google links to. Greasemonkey can do a lot more and there are plenty of scripts readily available for many many sites.

Live HTTP headers – 8

I’ve used this a few times to diagnose gzip compression issues with IIS web servers. Not much else to say though: It works.

Live PageRank – 10 (so faronly installed it yesterday)

This addon seems simple enough. It gets the PageRank from Google and shows it in the tray.

NoScript – 10

NoScript mao MAKALILISANG sa ali advertisement. Ang usa ka gamay nga irritating sa una tungod kay kamo adunay sa whitelist sa tanan nga mga nga mga dapit nga imong gusto – but in the long run it is soooo worth it. 🙂

Ginbanhaw panid – 10

Very mapuslanon alang sa kon browse kamo ngadto sa usa ka site ug kini mahitabo nga sa. Kon sa site mao ang nagapahulay, nagahunong-sulod-oriented nan kini kini nga sayon ​​sa dali nga pagpangita sa sulod kon ang iyang mga cached online.

Tab Mix Plus – 8

Awesome for if you have more than 7-or-so tabs.

ShowIP (using a version modified for work purposesdisplays company server’s canonical name when browsing) – 10

I cannot imagine the hell I’d have to go through to identify a server without this plugin. Okay, I can. Used to have to do this all the time. I eventually scripted it but I can’t find the original script. Here’s my 60-second attempt at recreating what was in that script:

$ cat /etc/hosts | grep `dig A $hostname @mycachingnameserver | grep . | grep -v "^;"`
$ dig -x `dig A $hostname @mycachingnameserver | grep ^$hostname | grep A | \
  awk '/[.]/{print $5}'` @mycachingnameserver | grep . | grep -v "^;"

Web Developer – 9

I used this once to diagnose some issues with a page. I don’t do much web development so I’m going to remove this one. Its no comment on its capabilities since I believe this is a top notch add-on if you’re doing a lot of web development work.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 | Author:

Some of you may already know that I built a home server not too long ago. I documented some of the very important parts of how it was built though I was planning on releasing all the documentation all at once. I was using Arch Linux and I hadn’t nearly finished everything, especially the documentation. Kay sa panig-ingnan, it was supposed to be a media server. After some disk shuffling, it was supposed to end up having a RAID1 for the boot and RAID 10 for the rest (the media part).

This didn’t work out at all.

I got as far as having an efficient (ug manfirewalled) routing gateway server. I was finally satisfied that the customised local routing* was working correctly and I was confident that my tests with DHCP meant I could disable the DHCP service on the flimsy ADSL router and have all my flatmates start using the server as the Internet gateway. Instead: I was logged in to the server from the office, I’d just installed Apache2**, and I was about to consult with a colleague regarding getting nice graphs put together so the flatmates could all see who was using up the bandwidth***when I noticed a little message indicating that the root filesystem had been remounted read-only due to some or other disk failure.

And then I lost my connection to the server.

And then I gained a foul mood.

🙁

When I arrived home, I found that, as I had guessed from the descriptive message given at the office, the (very) old 80GB IDE disk that I was using for the root filesystem had failed. Unfortunately, the server would never boot again and there was little chance of prying everything off onto another disk to continue where I’d left off.

I’m buying a replacement (SATA) HDD this next weekend just after pay dayand I’ve changed my mind about documenting my progressand backing up my configurations:

Release Early. Release Often.

* ISPs in South Africa charge less (easy price comparison) forlocal-only” (within South Africa) traffic on ADSL but only if you use an ADSL account that CANNOT access web services outside of South Africa. This means that if you want to take advantage of the reduced costs but still be able to access the Internet at large, you need to set up some sneaky routing.

** one-command-install: ~$ yaourt -S apache

*** Internet Access in SA is expensiveyou get charged about R70 ($7 / £4.9 / €5.46) per GB when using ADSL, or about R2 per MB if using GPRS / 3G.

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