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For those of you who do not know, an IAmA is pretty much a chat somebody does on Reddit where they can be asked about anything at all. Recently, the Mozilla people stepped up and answered a lot of interesting questions and comments about the company, Firefox itself and everything in between. I’d highly suggest you check it out.
Need to add a ‘bit more to the vanilla Reddit experience? The Reddit Reveal add-on for Firefox will significantly reduce the need to click around to find out information about who has posted the Reddit posts you are looking at.
Want to enhance your Reddit browsing experience? The Reddit Enhancement Suite is a really nice collection of tools and tweaks to Reddit that makes using the social link posting service a lot better. It is the best way to stay in control of your Reddit experience. With the newly redesigned settings console, you can tweak RES until it has the perfect set of customizations to suit your style.
It seems there are a number of people upset about some of the recent changes to the AdBlock extension for Firefox. Are you one of these users? Personally – I’d rather you not use it here because that means I get no revenue for my hard work on Firefox Facts, but those are the breaks.
Check out this Reddit post to learn more about the new AdBlock feature that is bugging some folks.
Knowing that by the time I get there, the page will probably have already been dugg to death or viewed by so many people on reddit, del.icio.us and others that I won’t be able to view it, I often give up. Firefox gives us a few more chances to bring that popular web site back up from the dead.
Handy Links and Bookmarklets
First solution I have to share with you would be the bookmarklet way of doing things. Thanks to Stephen Ostermiller and his Cache Bookmarklets – you too can view Coral Cache, Google Cache, or the Wayback Machine history when it comes to checking out that cool link all your friends are talking about.
You could always visit come of these caching services by hand too. Just toss these addresses in front of your link:
- Google – http://google.com/search?q=cache:link
- Coral (CDN) - http://redirect.nyud.net:8090/?url=link
- Archive.org – http://web.archive.org/web/*/link
- DotCache – http://www.dotcache.com/link
All you have to do is replace the word “link” with your own URL you are trying to visit. Handy list of bookmarks to keep by your side. What about the add-on fix?
Firefox Add-ons to Help Resurrect Pages
If you would rather go the extension route, then pick up the Resurrect Pages add-on for Firefox. This tool will give you a way to access these services and more right from the browser. It works from:
- the context (right-click) menu for the current page, and for all links.
- in the toolbar, just customize it to drag the button in.
- with the keyboard: press Ctrl-Shift-U
Another extension for Firefox that may do the trick is CacheIt. It will also display an archived version of the page you are viewing or the link you are hovering over. Does a lot of the same things Resurrect Pages does, it just does it differently.
Got Greasemonkey? Try Digg.com Mirrors. I wish I could toss in a few more Greasemonkey fixes but all the scripts out there that used to be good just are not updated as much as they used to be.
Now you should be ready to view any popular link your friends have to send your way without the fear of being the one “out of the loop” due to the web site being down. Have anymore fixes I didn’t mention? Please share!