Now I can’t exactly say I am an expert at bringing things back from the dead; despite what you hear about what I did with my pet hamster when I was ten. There is no need to break out the Necronomicon when just a Web site is down. I have a Firefox extension that will bring Web sites back from being digged or slashdotted to death.
Archive | May, 2006
If Google and Wikipedia had a child, it would be Googlepedia.
This Firefox extension shows you a relevant Wikipedia article along with your search results. Clicking links in the article will trigger new Google searches, making it a very useful research tool. Just one more way to make your searching a little better inside of Firefox.
There are a lot of Firefox extensions out there that make your browsing experience a whole heck of a lot safer. Do you know what each one does and how it protects you? Sure you could go find them all yourself and do your homework. That would be the hard way around things. I ran across a great list of seven security related Firefox goodies over at the CERIAS Weblogs you need to check out.
The problem is that you need to have one or two Web sites open in Firefox all of the time. There just isn’t a way of getting this done by default. What is the solution? You need to download and install the PermaTabs Firefox extension. It allows you to turn any tab of your choosing into a “permanent” tab that can not be closed.
The VideoDownloader Firefox extension has been getting a lot of buzz lately, so I thought I would look at an alternative way of downloading media content via your favorite Web site. The UnPlug Firefox extension scans web pages and tells you where things like media players and other embedded objects are getting their data from, and displays it as a simple hyperlink.
If you use more than one computer, then browsing through your links can sometimes be a pain in the rear. You could sync your bookmarks by hand, but that would take too much time. What you need is a way of doing it that is quick and painless. The Online Bookmark Manager Synchronizer is another nice solution to an ageless problem.
The folks over at Mozilla Links have a nice in-depth look at the new Firefox 2 Alpha 3 release. Instead of touching on all the things already covered before, they only focus on things that are new to this alpha 3 release. It is very interesting to read through if you are not brave enough to install the newest release yourself, just yet.
Well I guess this is one good reason to upgrade Firefox to the latest and greatest version.
Mozilla is expected to release a bunch of security fixes and other updates to its Firefox Web browser next week, but it won’t be issuing any updates for people still using older versions of Firefox from the 1.0 family (the current and final version is 1.0.8).
WebCrumbz says that they, “Refind links you never knew you’d need, to those you never knew”. So what does that really mean? They keep track of your history, and serve you up your own version of the Web. If you want to travel outside the box, you can also check out what other users have been visiting as well.
Here is another neat way of watching what everybody else is browsing:
Swarm is a graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other. It updates itself every second with where people are going and coming from. As sites become more popular, they move towards the center of the swarm and grow larger. Conversely, sites that lose traffic move away from the center and grow smaller.
Go grab the extention and join in on the fun!