Seth Wisely said

February 17, 2010

thanks yahoo webmail and livemarks for chewing up cpu only to freeze firefox — xul profiler a big help

Filed under: interweb, overview — Tags: — Seth Wisely @ 18:05

xpp taskmgr shows firefox 3.5 sucking up ram and hogging cpu while yahoo webmail “does something”.  At that time I was merely switching compose tabs inside yahoo webmail.  Two yahoo tabs is too much?? And *only* frozen for two whole minutes … I’ll “upgrade” when my must have extensions are no longer badly broken.

The blame in this instance falls on: livemarks service, yahoo webmail, and greasefire.  The latter has since been removed from the profile.  Two profiles are running concurrently as showing in task manager below.  One was frozen and as I had no way to know if- or when it would return to user control I spawned another profile to blog post.  All profiles have the minimum extension complement of ADP, NoScript, RequestPolicy, BetterPrivacy, dragdropupload, Lazarus, TooManyTabs.

Why that much Core2Quad power for so long? That’s alot of power for something allegedly not processor intensive…



And a big thanks to greasefire sucking up cpu… ‘uninstalled’ goodbye


FeedProcessor.js — gluttony

Pain aversion made possible by the firefox extension XUL Profiler, which itself does not play well with the ‘improved’ gmail webmail.. many fun script timeouts.  Don’t forget to *manually* add this button to the toolbar to use XUL Profiler.


@ mozilla

Ever plan to fix the plugin hijacking hotkeys issue?  (flash focus stealing CTRL+T is exceptionally vexing)

Seth Wisely said: software- and hardware will serve my will or be discarded — and never visa versa (@ IP fascists)


January 25, 2010

firefox user preferences are for gasp the USER and not the developer

Filed under: Stuff — Tags: , — Seth Wisely @ 08:48

sure some extensions have default preferences for the obvious reasons, but hello arrogant extensions developers?

using “updates” to set MY preferences for MY profile on MY workstation to what you want?




more extreme options exist other than “your” jar

when I (un)tick I prefer not to use “feature” Z I do not want it reverted by you wretches

try selling your extension as a retail product.  after watching the zero for a few weeks dial down the hubris.  stop putting nasty in jars.


Seth Wisely said: keep crap outta extensions or it will be removed for you

December 30, 2009

webmail notifier 2.0.1 replaces todd long’s gmail manager 0.6 beta

Filed under: interweb — Tags: — Seth Wisely @ 17:19

I was thrilled by the interface of Todd Long’s Gmail Manager 0.6 — I nearly hated the 0.5 versions.  When gmaill changed and 0.6 became permanently borked I had to resort to manually logging in with the aid of Secure Login.  :ugh:

The new chrome features of Byungwook Kang’s Webmail Notifier 2.0.1, at first glance irksome, entirely replace both versions of gmail manager as it properly shows gmail labels, yahoo folders, and hotmail live folders.

(With a webmail notifier user script I also check GMX and another service that will remain unnamed).

The only improvements for webmail notifier for me now would be

  • an option to control not-showing the chrome list of all webmails
  • an option to NOT recheck every account after adding a new account
  • an option to show nested labels in gmail
  • clicking on an account not currently autochecked to now check instead of spawning a new tab and being logged in

I would have posted the suggestions to his forum but it seems other people are so excited- or vexed by the new features the forum has been temporarily closed.

I much prefer yahoo over gmail: actual-privacy, integrated disposable email address service, real IMAP (though only for zimbra), unlimited storage.  Sometimes I use a gmail account to manage a yahoo account to send email (from DEA) without including my IP address in headers.

All the big name free webmail providers have horrendously POOR filtering power.  They could all take a lesson from BurntMail — they also have real-IMAP, sadly only free for a trial, but fully functional.

December 4, 2009

fanboy has it in for google?

Filed under: adblock — Tags: — Seth Wisely @ 20:08

fanboy adblock Version 021B

has it in for google search results page numbering graphics

hides the letter images other than the current page

stomping on a few page number graphics will not bring the evil empire to its knees.  Or is it part of the green conspiracy?  Less pixels: less energy used and: somehow saved? hehe

Thanks, though, fanboy, for the easylist alternative segmented ABP subscriptions.  I use both yours and Rick‘s.

^^ alternativeTo: an idea I’ve toyed with many times but never developed into such a ‘large’ scale public utility

Seth Wisely said: a few false positives is better than seeing a few ads

October 28, 2009

firefox extensions behaving badly? XUL them out

Filed under: interweb — Tags: — Seth Wisely @ 05:28


A twiddle bird suggests using XUL profiler, itself an extension, to hunt down resource hogging firefox extensions.

Gee… too bad there is not something build into firefox to help sort out which extensions are in conflict-, or allow the user to inflict a pecking order… that’d be grrrrreat.

Seth Wisely said: hogging is bad unless it results in bacon

September 30, 2009

firefox ssl check extensions

Filed under: interweb — Tags: , — Seth Wisely @ 23:30 — SSL BlackList: is that SSL cert MD5 signed?  uh oh

SSLpasswdWarning OR Safe — SSLpasswdWarning: are you authenticating securely? — Safe: provides far more detail than SSLpasswdWarning.  Do not bother with the page code injection option.

Seth Wisely said: the less insecure the better

we need an AdBlock Plus selective deny extension for cookies that is also Karma based

Filed under: interweb — Tags: — Seth Wisely @ 22:22

Both AdBlock Plus and Karma Blocker accomplish the same goal.  One with block lists and one with SpamAssassin style rules.

Cookie management extensions are deficient by comparison.  None are pro-active based on intent of placing cookie.  TACO is a step in the right direction albeit primitively.

Seth Wisely said: I decide what I will not view

June 11, 2009

microsoft fun with extensions

Filed under: interweb — Tags: — Seth Wisely @ 20:09


Almost as much fun as application extensions over profile extensions!

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