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Monday, October 29th, 2012 | Author:

It appears that, in infinite wisdom, Google have a security feature that can block an application from accessing or using your google account. I can see how this might be a problem for Google’s users, in particular their GTalk and Gmail users. In my case it was Pidgin having an issue with the Jabber service (which is technically part of GTalk). I found the solution after a little digging. I was surprised at how old the issue was and how long this feature has existed!

To unlock the account and get your application online, use Google’s Captcha page here.

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Saturday, February 21st, 2009 | Author:

and my Personal Rating (PR) out of 10 😉

I use firefox 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… :-/

Elŝutu statobreton – 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 serĉas streaming amaskomunikiloj – specife serĉanta ajnan grandan enhavon kiu estas elŝutita. Kiam vi alklakas la piktogramon, ĝi montras la aktuale-elŝutanta riveretoj kaj donas al vi la eblon vosto in kiel “normalaj” malŝarĝo.

Ĉar vi neniam scias se FF tuj frakasi aŭ la potenco tuj tranĉi, Mi preferus konservi kopion por mia labortablo kaj mi tiam povas vidi la video sen uzi pli bandwidth por elŝuti la video denove. ankaŭ, ĉe la laborejo, kiam homoj sendas min ligiloj al youtube aŭ alispeca, Mi kutime ne ĝenas rigardante ĝis multe poste – ĉe mia propra libertempo aŭ dum paŭzo.

Expiry Canary – 9

This neat and minimal addon tells you if the SSL certificate for the site you’re currently viewing is soon going to expire. If your own site has an SSL certificate, I recommend you use this addon to help avoid your site’s SSL certificate expiring due to a simple lack of notification or 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

Por ttt disvolviĝo kaj experimentación kun paĝoj. Awesome por provi iom bitoj de kodo krom elpurigi paĝoj.

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

Awesome por retumi specifaj paĝoj tra specifaj prokura serviloj. This is useful for when some sites are blocked or the SAIX Transparent Proxy servers aren’t working properly. 🙂

Mi uzas ĉi por itinero iuj trafiko super prokuro serviloj kiuj mi preferas ne iri tra defaŭlta itineroj. Its also very flexible. Se vi havas pli ol unu prokurilon disponebla kaj kiun vi kutime uzas subite iras sur la blink, nur ŝanĝi super al la sekvanta unu. 🙂

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 estas IMPONEGA ĉe blokado reklamojn. Lia iom irritante unue ĉar vi devas whitelist ĉiuj ejoj vi ŝatas – but in the long run it is soooo worth it. 🙂

revivigi Paĝoj – 10

Tre utila por se vi foliumi al loko kaj sekvinbero al esti malsupren. Se la ejo estas statika enhavo orientita tiam ĉi faciligas rapide trovi la enhavon se lia cached rete.

Langeton Mix Alpago – 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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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 | Author:

Elle est ma raison d’être.

This is very much the only French phrase longer than 2 words I know (and can pronounce decently). Its also the most meaningful thing I’ve ever said of someone.Who would have thought someone could be so special that you’re willing to set aside everything in your life for them.

P.S. Google doesn’t translate it quite right. Ironically, it translates it correctly back to French.

😛 @ Google

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