On an old and soon to be spam-ridden account, I received a spam from a Twitter "user" (advertiser). They invited me by email using a standard Twitter feature.
Within that email, Twitter provides an opt-out link. But that opt-out link doesn't actually work.
update: Google Advertising Opt-Out add-on: updated for Firefox 3.5[unknown prefix: Google Advertising Opt-Out add-on]
Did you know about this? I didn't. Thanks to some random surfing and an EFF post, I just learned of it.
With this browser plugin you can permanently opt out of the DoubleClick cookie, which is an advertising cookie that Google uses. The plugin lets you keep your opt-out status for this browser even when you clear all cookies.
As useful as Google spell checking is, it doesn't measure up to the value the Wayback Machine has had for me.
I love the Wayback Machine. I want it to have my babies.
gettinther had issues with Splashy and so Unity Linux is returning to Bootsplash for the time being.
Plymouth (wiki, source) is something to keep an eye on in the future, but right now it doesn't support all cards and especially not older hardware. Once Plymouth has its issues solved, it'll be looked at again.
I finally got around to testing the Firefox 3.5 betas since beta 4. It's only been 8 days and I'm now using my fourth version.
Like many programs, Firefox can be themed.
As popular as Firefox is, out of 397 themes I only found three I wanted to try. All three failed my review.
The one which came closest to being usable was ChromiFox Basic, but I disqualified it when they took the typeahead search within the URL field and ruined its readability. =(
After having bumped into the profile switcher extension, I jumped through the hoops to move part of my main profile into a secondary profile.
I had very old .eml email archives laying about and wanted to convert them into an open standard format so they could live alongside my current email.
Ok, I'll admit it. I really like system archaeology.
It's like some strange combination of a system administrator, grey hat cracker, security expert, information archivist, hacker, propeller-hat role. I don't know how to explain it.
And I've been doing it on my own system.
An add-on which helps deal with bookmarks. It has three features which I really appreciate:
- It checks for duplicate bookmarks.
- It checks for dead links.
It re-downloads favicons