Need to set a Facebook or Twitter Status message in a hurry? Statusus has you covered. This is a very simple Firefox add-on that allows you to quickly select any text on a website, right click and then set it up as your status message for the moment.
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Always hate to see it, but you know it happens. The good sites always go down first. Sure, maybe they weren’t ready for all that traffic. They had so much to live for though! Need an extension to let you know when any web site is back up and running? If so, it might be time to call Mr Uptime (who is now ready to use finally with Firefox 3).
This is an extension I mentioned here before. It will keep trying to reach the web site in the background while you continue to surf to other sites. As soon as the web site in question is back, Mr Uptime will give you a tap on the shoulder to let you know. Here are a few more words on its features.
- Status change
Watch when the server status code changes from an error to OK (HTTP status code 200).
Set a keyword that the website should or should not contain to be considered ok.
- Time to watch
Set how long you want to keep checking a website. After this time it will be removed from the watch list even if it hasn’t become available.
Choose to open the website in a new tab or a new window when it becomes available. You can also optionally get an alert dialog box to notify you when a website is working again.
- Easy to use and discreet
The interface will not clutter your Firefox window. The toolbar is only shown when an error is encountered or when you choose to open it yourself. You will not get another toolbar taking up valuable space in Firefox.
I have made not secret that I am a big fan of Plurk, one of the newer social status micro blogging services out there. I needed a way to keep tabs on it without taking over any of my current browser real estate though. The solution? Another bookmarklet!
This one I call mini plurk. After you have clicked, it will launch a popup window you can move around to where you need it so you can both browse the web and Plurk about it at the same time.
Just drag and drop this bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar:
That isn’t the only Plurk love I have for you though:
So do you like to Plurk or do you need a friend? Feel free to add your favorite Firefox fanatic to your own friends list. (*cough* that would be me *cough*)
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