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Saturday, February 21st, 2009 | Autor:

and my Personal Rating (PR) out of 10 😉

I use Firefox so most of these won’t apply to non-FF users. Megjithatë, 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

Unë preferoj që ka çdo gjë në Firefox në një dritare të vetme në skeda. Duke pasur një kuti shkarko në një dritare të veçantë është një i madh jo-jo për mua. It also saves screen real-estate since it is very minimal. 🙂

Video DownloadHelper – 10

Video DownloadHelper duket për streaming media – posaçërisht duke kërkuar për çdo përmbajtje të madhe që është duke u shkarkuar. Kur ju klikoni në ikonën, kjo ju tregon rrjedhat aktualisht-shkarkimit dhe ju jep mundësi për të radhë si një “normal” shkarko.

Që ju nuk e dini nëse FF do të rrëzimit ose fuqia do të shkurtojë, Unë do të preferojnë për të ruajtur një kopje në tavolinën e punës time dhe unë pastaj mund të shikoni video pa përdorur shumë bandwidth për të shkarkuar video përsëri. Gjithashtu, në punë, kur njerëzit më dërgoni lidhje për youtube ose media të tjera, Unë zakonisht nuk e mërzit shikuar deri sa pas – në kohën e lirë tim, ose gjatë një pushim.

Expiry Canary – 9

Ky addon zoti dhe minimal ju tregon nëse certifikata SSL për këtë faqe interneti që ju jeni duke shfletuar së shpejti do të përfundojë. Nëse vet faqja e juaj ka një çertifikatë SSL, Unë ju rekomandojmë të përdorni këtë addon për të ndihmuar të shmangur çertifikatë SSL sitit tuaj mbaron për shkak të mungesës të thjeshtë të njoftimit ose 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

Për zhvillimin e web dhe eksperimentimit me faqet. Tmerrshëm për testimin pjesë të vogël të kodit si dhe debugging faqe.

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 për të shfletoni faqet e veçanta përmes serverëve të veçantë prokurë. This is useful for when some sites are blocked or the SAIX Transparent Proxy servers aren’t working properly. 🙂

I përdorni këtë për të rrugës disa të trafikut mbi proxy server që në vend nuk do të kalojnë nëpër rrugët e parazgjedhur. Its also very flexible. Nëse keni më shumë se një proxy server në dispozicion dhe një që ju zakonisht përdorin papritur shkon në injoroj, vetëm kaloni mbi të një tjetër. 🙂

Greasemonkey – 10

Right now, I use this only for the GooglemonkeyR dorëshkrim. 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 është AWESOME në reklamat bllokuar. një irrituese e saj të vogël në fillim që ju keni për të whitelist të gjitha faqet që ju pëlqen – but in the long run it is soooo worth it. 🙂

ringjallë Faqet – 10

Shumë e dobishme për ju, nëse shfletoni në një vend dhe kjo ndodh të jetë poshtë. Nëse faqe është statike-content-orientuar atëherë kjo e bën të lehtë për të gjetur shpejt përmbajtjen, nëse kopje e saj në internet.

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.

pjesë
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 | Autor:

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. Për shembull, 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 (dhe mirëfirewalled) 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 portë. 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 (shumë) 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.

pjesë