Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

June 23, 2011

mozilla rapid release strategy prudent? race to pass microsoft and google in major versions: yay?

Filed under: DARPA,firefox,micronetblock — Sagacious Himself @ 6:31 pm
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Why, Asa, why?

Will firefox 10 be essentially better than ie9?  10 > 9.  Sure, that’s nice.  Crank up the speed perhaps.  Firefox 42, the best browser possible since we have the biggest version number.. microsoft’s ie15, chrome12, and iron11 are so far behind we win forever.

“Himself,” my friends ask, “should we update to firefox 5?”

“nah, wait for the large scale microsoftesque public beta to end then install 5.0.2″

“but it has all that great privacy stuff, Himself”

“fat lot of good that does with ISPs selling you out with fine grained netblocks geo ip mapped and inflicted in dhcp policy*.. until that evil stuff ends there is less privacy.  VPN surfing for now.”

I still hope adblockplus will be available as a stand alone loopback proxy.  Unburdening the fox and opening the field to all the other players without having to maintain multiple versions.


* VERY easy for ISPs to offer an opt-out on demand. Send them a paper letter asking to opt-out of geo ip location privacy rape.

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February 28, 2011

firefox bookmarks sanity: show keyword

Filed under: DARPA,firefox — Sagacious Himself @ 4:49 pm

Stylish extension much less annoying than editing profile CSS

#editBMPanel_keywordRow {visibility: visible;}
#editBMPanel_descriptionRow {visibility: visible;} 


/* Keyword Addition for Add/Change Bookmark (Fx3) */

"awesome"bar colorify WOW:
less squinty context menu 50+" tv

/* ================================================ */
/* David McRitchie, style 9029, 2008-07-24, updated 2010-02-14 gatekeeper */
@namespace url(;

/* Early Adopters: Your Firefox 3 chrome tweaks are HERE */
/* */
/* Add a keyword when adding a bookmark — finally something for Fx3 */

#editBMPanel_keywordRow, #editBMPanel_descriptionRow,
#editBMPanel_loadInSidebarCheckbox {visibility: visible; }

/* collapse separation between keyword and tags */
#editBMPanel_tagsSelector[collapsed=”true”]{display:none !important;}

"awesome"bar colorify WOW:
less squinty context menu 50+" tv

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January 2, 2010

categorize, firefox extension, brings same level of circuity (paradox) as TBE brought chaos to feature conflict

Filed under: All Your Base,CIO,DARPA,firefox,irony,overview — Sagacious Himself @ 9:04 pm
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categorize brings extra big ‘helping’ of circuity and paradox to ‘simplify’ firefox bookmarking through radical fundamental change.

screenshots live on machine through which I’m RDP’ing into here so stay tuned for the awesome ‘fun’ this extension brings

fascinating decision to cram addons manager into a sidebar, fascist mindset greying out buttons for non-compliant use of existentially challenged keywords, tooltips where uneeded and missing where critical — help burried in documention with ‘convenient’ one click access… and so much more!

spellcheck is behaving poorly so I have ceased caring for this post.

lions, tigers, and bears… animal instrict to rip, shred, and destroy if given physical proximity to extension developer…. or maybe I would wield a HUGE syringe of haloperidol for that pediaphile fanboi.  [sic & sick]

Before experimenting sort out how to download xanax.

October 1, 2009

skipscreen to skip FFH junk, then injects junk?

Filed under: Download,firefox — Sagacious Himself @ 9:29 pm
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disable two bits of nasty

(1) websearch hijacking:  set pref to false, and disable the JS

(2) change value of var ssResource in skipscreen.js to less nasty interstitial screen, or remove outright

March 10, 2009

the Lazarus extension has competition: Textarea Cache

Filed under: firefox — Sagacious Himself @ 10:40 am
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when extensions do not play well together firefox is more likely to crash

Lazarus: firefox extension – save text area fields for heavily extensionized profiles

Textarea Cache: firefox extension – new kid on the block


neither features a blacklist (whitelist)

December 7, 2008

setup modified Mozilla Weave on cPanel web disk with apache 2.0.63

Filed under: CIO,DARPA,firefox,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 12:17 am

(1) login  to cPanel 11

(2) web disk (borked webDAV)

(3) username: XXX (in subdomain for me)

(4a) path can be above public_html

(4b) path: /public_html/[subdomaindir]/_isolateuser1/

(4c) optionally enable basic auth, but no for now

(4d) cPanel will report username creation as but you’ll be proving only XXX for sanity to weave extension

(5) in FTP client (FlashFXP) navigate to directory containing selected subdomain and user in (3)

(6a) create an XXX subdirectory — weave will assume it exists

(6b) create:  XXX/crypto, XXX/keys, XXX/meta

(6c) inside XXX/meta create a version file containing only the number 3

(7a) modify the latest weave XPI ( ): append dot zip to filename, open in WinRAR or equivalent,

(7b) in install.rdf change em:name to something like “weave [mywebhostprovider]”,

(7c) in \defaults\preferences\sync.js set extensions.weave.serverURL to — without the cPanel  port one would have great fun with paths

(7d)  in \defaults\preferences\sync.js set extensions.weave.username to XXX

(7e) if creating a modified XPI for multiple profile- or person use skip 7d and enter username on weave use post install

(8) change addon’s file extension back to XPI

(9) drag XPI into firefox, yada yada, restart firefox

(10) BEFORE singing into weave, weave:preferences, data tab: tick only bookmars — to simplify testing for you

(11) if 7e then enter XXX, if not XXX should be already entered … weave:sign in, enter password, tick save, sign in


+ iterate 4b: _isolateuser[N] for each person’s account or name to suit

+ AFTER you can login and PUT files without error then enable basic auth for the directory in 4b

cPanel 11.23.x
PHP 5.2.x
linux 2.6.18*
weave xpi: 0.2.92

DAV explorer (user:

========= Outbound Message =========



Connection: TE

TE: trailers, deflate, gzip, compress

User-Agent: UCI DAV Explorer/0.91 RPT-HTTPClient/0.3-3E

Translate: f

Accept-Encoding: deflate, gzip, x-gzip, compress, x-compress

Authorization: Basic [hash]

========= Inbound Message =========

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Date: [date]

Server: cPanel

Content-Length: 0

Connection: Keep-Alive

Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=100


Content-Type: httpd/unix-directory

DAV: 1,2,<;

Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=96

MS-Author-Via: DAV

SkyDrive is now 25 gigs but no WebDAV … gladinet? instead of livesync



files PUT up nicely…   funky GET fail

March 31, 2008

WebMail Notifier plays well with yahoo beta and live mail

Filed under: firefox — Sagacious Himself @ 4:31 pm
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WebMail Notifier

Setup a dummy account if you don’t want presence to follow you.   Flawlessly tracks dozens of yahoo and  hotmail accounts mixed beta and non.  Plays well with firefox 3b4 portable

January 19, 2008

the other geeky way to get and install the firefox 2 DOM Inspector extension after installing firefox

first version:

new fun version:

Repackage this debian binary into an XPI to install to firefox 2

(instructions assume Windows XP, but will work for any OS essentially)

download this debian binary:

don’t have debian? don’t worry. you’ll need 7zip
open firefox-dom-inspector_2.0.0.11+0nobinonly-0ubuntu0.6.10_all.deb (or whatever is current) in 7zip

or right-click-drag firefox-dom-inspector_2.0.0.11+0nobinonly-0ubuntu0.6.10_all.deb to 7zFM.exe

drag firefox-dom-inspector_2.0.0.11+0nobinonly-0ubuntu0.6.10_all.deb to 7zip

extract: data.tar.gz

open data.tar.gz to extract the DOM Inspector extension folder

open: data.tar.gz

browse to: .\usr\share\firefox\extensions\

extract the folder:

(for santiy sake check the RDF)

DOM Inspector RDF

yup… that’ll do nicely

using your zip capable archive tool zip the newly extracted folder

(correction: zip contents of the folder)

change the zip extension to xpi

drag the newly created xpi into firefox to install the DOM Inspector extension

or download DOM Inspector for firefox2:





for a slightly less complicated unpack the zip in this directory

unpack: inspector@mozilla.orgzip contents to xpi

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December 22, 2007

firefox stop unresponsive script — would be great to autostop after user specified seconds

Filed under: category euthanized,firefox,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 9:36 pm

For those atrociously designed sites that gobble up my power it’d be nice to autostop unresponsive scripts after 3 seconds. If whatever cannot accomplish whatever else in 3 seconds I don’t want whatever it is anyway.

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November 4, 2007

EASILY download any youtube video in firefox — don’t bother with youtube extensions

Filed under: category euthanized,Download,firefox,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 4:36 am

There’s no reason to install a “youtube extension”. All that’s required is Firefox and AdBlock Plus.

(1) visit YouTube
(2) pick and play a video
(3) mash CTRL+Shift+B
(4) in that search bar enter: get_vid
(5) right click that URL, open in new tab
(6) close existing tab.. and download from new tab will commence
(7) rename FLV to suit and watch (in MPlayer or similar)

repeat as desired

see also: other Firefox CTRL+Shift+B article

September 26, 2007

today’s NoScript makes yahoo broadband satellite map iframe NoFun

Filed under: AdNoyances,category euthanized,DARPA,firefox — Sagacious Himself @ 8:30 pm

Yeah, yeah configuration… but how many peak of bell curve people will want to play with IFRAME settings?

iframe unfun

September 14, 2007

acquiring any video-in-browser content is often as simple at CTRL+Shift+B in firefox

Filed under: All Your Base,category euthanized,Download,firefox,Geeky goodness,Hacking,Rivalry — Sagacious Himself @ 1:01 am

God bless “the developers” for finally allowing AdBlock Plus to interact with the stream in the same way as the browser (yes, a while ago). AdBlockPlus has become a wonderful tool for acquisition. It works delightfully well in tandem with Net Transfer 😉 Recommended for other purposes is the add-on’s add-on: Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper (unlike other nefarious people’s extensions in whose source I’m inaccurately described Wladimir‘s XPI’s don’t need to be hacked). Yes, Contol-Shift-B is great for saving music, too.

@ you myspace-types: no hand holding directions will be provided to download any myspace video or download any episode from myspace TV ….

[this space reserved for future gloating]

Yeah yeah “rules 1 & 2” et al. Your “rules” don’t apply to my kind. I couldn’t contain myself any longer…. I had to share to escape the suffering


December 8, 2006


Filed under: firefox,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 11:26 am

@echo off

start “FirefoxCE2” “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox CE2\firefoxCE2.exe” -p “profile1”
start “Firefox” “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -p “profile2”

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