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

March 10, 2014

no moral crime protecting privacy or Effecting free claims

Filed under: BULLSHIT,circumvention,DIY,interweb — Sagacious Himself @ 10:01 pm

BS revocation

http://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/modules/xposed-minminguard-v1-7-0-cancelled-t2597332

 

there is still a better way, an elegant way, a my privacy is paramount solution [not listed here]

piracy is a moral crime.  removing license checks from duly licensed apps is not.

resume: https://github.com/chiehmin/MinMinGuard/

 

adblock licit extension of privacy right; do be sure to understand that privacy is a right not merely something desirable.  there is no right to contraception for example contrast.

adblocking licit extension of privacy right

 

 

lucky pacher to remove ads

 

adaway

unbelovedhosts

etc

 

 

 

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March 31, 2013

inexpensive cheap BlueTooth adapter roundup

Filed under: DIY,Geeky goodness,HardWare,Ubuntu — Sagacious Himself @ 1:27 am

Ever wonder about the quality of cheap bluetooth dongles on amazon?  I did so I bought a few dozen.

soooo many junky non upgradeable  Cambridge Silicon Radio flavors.  My favorite junk CSR 0a12:0001 causes no problems until trying to pair then system hang — not so great for proximity login.

0a12:0001 [ASIN:B003VWU79I, merchant:A2T2LRVG0LYFAA, $2.5]

https://himself.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/usbvidpid_0a120001-_-asin_b003vwu79i-_-merchant_a2t2lrvg0lyfaa-_-usc_2500/

https://himself.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/0c457000-microdia-receiver-for-ipazzport-commander-bluetooth-kp-810-18br/

Most play well with the powered USB2 hub:

05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB,  Macally TriHub7, ASIN:B001DBF07S

Other fun hardware playing well on the hub

045e:001d Microsoft Corp. Natural Keyboard Pro
1532:000d Razer USA, Ltd

Hardware that does not play well on the Raspberry Pi directly or on the hub:

045e:001d Microsoft Corp. Natural Keyboard Pro — massively repeated letter strings and numerous letter dropouts

0c45:7000 Microdia, receiver for iPazzPort Commander Bluetooth KP-810-18BR [purchased from unisen-usa.com] — dongle doesn’t enjoy being BlueTooth
iPazzport_Commander810-18R__distributor_retail

input: RCMCU iPazzPort as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-5/1-5.4/1-5.4.4/1-5.4.4:1.0/input/input8
generic-usb 0003:0C45:7000.0007: input,hidraw6: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [RCMCU iPazzPort] on usb-0000:00:1d.7-5.4.4/input0

I don’t often experience commercial breaks but when I do I do something else. For everything else there’s sick beard.

/etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

August 12, 2012

verizon wireless prepaid GOTCHAS with LNP

Filed under: BULLSHIT,How To,sigh,verizon sucks — Sagacious Himself @ 2:55 pm
Tags: , ,

If you’re planning to port-in a number to your verizon wireless prepaid (non-sim) device

  • do NOT activate it
  • FIRST initiate the port-in process
    • VZW will collect: MEIN, current MDN (uh oh catch 22), account password (uh oh catch 22),
  • ideally: wait for the port department to call you with competition notification
  • *22899 to [re]activate new VZW account profile to device

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OBSCENE VZW prepaid GOTCHA:

  • during the prepaid port-in you CANNOT receive calls on the handset
  • VZW cancels the current MDN and immediately assigns the port-in as MDN *prior* to port-in completion
  • VZW claims minutes cannot be transferred between devices
  • minutes on current MDN will be FOREVER LOST when MDN is cancelled

other MVNO of VZW do not have this ultra retarded policy: they want you to spend your incoming minutes.

  • Port-in to TracPhone (on verizon): keep existing number until *228 pushes port-in MDN.
  • Port-in to StraightTalk (on verizon): keep existing number [MDN] until *228 pushes port-in MDN.

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What should happen on prepaid should match VZW MNVO and VZW contract:

  • profile created with port-in MDN and pushed through activation (*228) AFTER port-in completes
  • allow one to receive calls at original MDN during port-in process
    • allows subscriber to forward all calls from port-in number to current number for a SEAMLESS transition from the perspective of callers
  • properly handle RDNIS information

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Attaching minutes the MDN is obviously FOOLISH.  The MIN would be better suited allowing a minute share between current- and would-be MDN.  There are other VZW tools available to help verizon customers spend money on verizon services during the port-in process.

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VZW agents additional DAILY prepaid silly claims (read as: FALSEhoods):

  • only charged for calls answered by- or initiated from handset
    • not charged for calls dumped into voicemail
    • not charged for calls answered by NoAnswer-Busy-Forwarding line
  • voicemail is deleted from account in 60 days if not setup

Himself be Sagacious

 

March 20, 2011

must have android application for hold sanity

Filed under: android,CIO,Concept,DARPA,How To,SoftWare,voip — Sagacious Himself @ 9:20 am

Sure, mid conversation one could mash the speaker button and switch the call to speakerphone while on hold

…. but there is a f/OSS application [on google code] that uses the proximity sensor to do this automatically for you.  What’s more is has a toggle switch to engage only when phone is set upon a mostly horizontal surface:

Take phone from face, set on table… voila speakerphone on hold

SpeakerProximity

http://code.google.com/p/speakerproximity/

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there be one gui bug: speaker button does not illuminate when the application toggles speakerphone on by proximity sensor

Plays well with IMSdroid

http://code.google.com/p/imsdroid/

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March 14, 2011

UFD led annoying? turn it off with MPtool

Filed under: DIY,gizmo,Hackery — Sagacious Himself @ 1:24 pm

thanks to the Rally2 bait and switch I’ve had the opportunity to fiddle with the MPtool settings LED busy and LED ready

really hate the ultra bright LED on your UFD?  set LED ready to 82 instead of 80 to turn it off.

ADHD blinking LED?  tinker with the speed! set LED busy 0 (new adhd) to 48 (mellow blinky)

 

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Or adjust up the speed on the blinking for that special person who insists the blinking isn’t annoying..

I have have changed the product string from “RALLY2” to “FAKE_RALLY2”.

Is 2% really enough reserved space to reallocate for bad blocks?  crank it up!  Not too far though or it might write-protect itself.  No you cannot steal space from reservation.  Minimums 20:SLC, 44:MLC

Some settings do not play well with button mashing ;P

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March 6, 2011

port OUT google voice number : google lies and revisionist history

Filed under: AYBABTG,DARPA,DIY,overview — Sagacious Himself @ 8:51 am

[update, possible now after this article published, see edit3 below]

have an awesome google voice number?  I do.  But I’m not to keen on having google be a silent third party [call bridging] on all my calls.  😦   Yes, that would be call bridging, the technology google uses to connect two OTHER parties to a phone call.   A company who profits from context “would never ever” transcribe all bridged calls to better target market you.. nooo.  Would you like to buy a phone-bridge?

http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/port-your-existing-mobile-number-to.html

The above ‘new’ article covers porting IN a number to google for a mere $20 vs the ZERO cost of most other providers but ‘conveniently’ ignores porting OUT a google voice number to another provider.. one who won’t monitor all your calls to datamine  your life — as with EVERY google “free” service

http://google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=”port+out”+google+voice+number&ie=utf-8

Best of luck with that.  Some have claimed success.  419 anyone?  I now only use google voice for 419 scambaiting games

revisionist history: once upon a time there was a google help article on porting-out.  It has since become existentially challenged.  Dig around archive.org if you please.  OT: It is there you will also find my ownership/creation of the vast majority of uber popular stumbleupon groups.

of the many ITSP/voip providers I use here are a few you-people might like to replace google voice for personal/business use:

voip.ms : enjoy a bit of Engrish with a lower cost [less awesome route] service

les : lean, mean [kind], soooper reliable.  strongly resistant to offering other-than 5060 ports (a must have for those suffering fios cpe or gear raped by other cretinous fops)

vitelity : kind to pbx in a flash community

viatalk : self described as targeting the “average” user.  power users and the greater powers will be displeased with responses to feature/functionality suggestions.   The only ITSP in this subset.  Soon to sport an android application — already feature an iphone applicaiton.  really really need to offer vpn connections like ooma.

voicepulse : _NO_ they suffer from feature-coma and suggestion blackholing.  They did finally listen to someone’s adamant suggestion to integrate youmail.

future nine: hands on admin, not so web savvy, if only VZW had this kind of customer service

combine les/voipms/vitelity with a (hosted) PBX for best results.  Tinker with IVR tarpitting.. voicexml is fun.  Be sure to patronize Aaron’s SipSorcery.

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google not evil, you say?  Violating federal law is good??

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edit1: it is more probable if porting-to an industry heavy hitter.  names withheld to protect the overworked.

edit2: expanded GoogleVoice refugee options.  Ask for the “googlevoice refugee discount”

edit3: WIN!  google has been shamed/pressured into posting a help article describing how to “unlock”, pay, and port OUT a google voice number.  mwahahaha!

This help article was EXISTENTIALLY CHALLENGED prior to my blog post:

http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1316844

Be sure to select a payment method that does NOT volunteer identification information to the identity sucking, behavioral modeling, advertising entity that is hypocritically-evil google:

https://www.google.com/voice/unlock

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October 2, 2009

Hazaa! how to disable SIP ALG on Westell 9100

Filed under: CIO,Hackery,How To,social engineering,verizon circumvention,voip — Sagacious Himself @ 4:26 pm
Tags:

Hazaa how to disable SIP ALG on Westell 9100em

ZERO help from verizon on this topic: ZERO help via phone, ZERO help via email, ZERO help via live chat, ZERO help via forum, ZERO help via paper mail.  All verizon avenues assert it is not possible to disable the SIP ALG in the 9100em westell.  Errrn! wrong.

Export conf, edit file, load conf, reboot.

advanced
yes
configuration file
save configuration file

remove ONE line: (alg(sip_udp))
save changes to file

advanced
yes
configuration file
load configuration file
advanced
yes
reboot

For a little more sanity modify the 9100em SIP service definition from only ONE UDP port, 5060, to include expected defaults-  or YOUR SIP and RTP ports.. you’ll be redefining the 9100 SIP service to be voip service as creating your own voip service definition will not suffice — thanks verizon for making “open” RG “better”.

Yes, delightfully you will be making multiple modifications in several locations in the config file: service, meh why ruin your fun you can find the rest right?  protocol(17) = UDP  protocol(6) = TCP.  For a little more joy craft some advanced filters (firewall settings, yes, advanced filtering) to allow traffic in, Initial Rules, from your ITSP server(s) or otherwise with the SIP/RTP ports you use. Enable rules logging to verify, syslog daemon preferred, but do not leave enabled.

Tested against
9100em hardware revision A
9100em hardware revision D

Only functional SIP ALG exists with Cisco (not linksys) and Juniper networks.  By default every NAT’ing device sold in a big box store has similar piss poor NAT.  PFsense for everyone!

@ verizon fios

Now that I have your attention.. I would like an option to receive an IPA lease from a netblock without correlation to my geographic position.  (this is not challenging for you to implement).  GeoIP location violates privacy and deters confident exercise of freedom of speech.

It would also be super to buy an additional IPA since this device was designed with that in mind.  That’d be easier than the solution for multi IPA I employ now which I won’t outline.

* 2010 update: the least painful way to escape fios cpe SIP ALG is to use SIP ports _other_ than 5060 on server (or proxy).  DEMAND your ITSP/VSP offer such ports or upgrade to one that does [viatalk].  DEMAND your VSP support SIP TCP & TLS.

* Sept 26 2010:  actual Cisco NAT & ALG

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_4t/12_4t2/htsmpws.html
NAT Optimized SIP Media Path with SDP

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June 2, 2009

how to convert powerpoint slideshow (pps) to PDF — extract all images from PDF

Filed under: DARPA,How To — Sagacious Himself @ 11:06 am

how to convert powerpoint slideshow to PDF __ convert PPS to PDF free __ extract images from PDF

sign in to evil-google

open google documents

upload PPS file

download as PDF file

easy… google now owns a slice of your digital soul

optionally extract all images with SomePDF image extract

optionally extract ImageExtract from needless installation wrapper (setup program) with Universal Extractor

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free online alternatives

http://convert.neevia.com/index.aspx (high spam risk)

http://www.zamzar.com/ (high spam risk)

http://freepdfconvert.com/  (high spam risk)

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February 16, 2009

AnyColor Theme: water drops – sxc.hu

Filed under: DARPA,Download,How To,photoshop — Sagacious Himself @ 10:45 pm

AnyColor Theme: water drops

Grab this image by sebarex:

http://sxc.hu/photo/1128210

top image: crop height to 200 pixels

bottom image: crop height to 60 pixels

upload two images somewhere safe, coralize URLs, feed to AnyColor extension

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making Corel Painter X.1 suck less (bye drm)

Filed under: circumvention,How To — Sagacious Himself @ 1:07 am

bye corel drm resource hog

courtesy: forums.dpreview.com

Since version XI of PSP, “Protexis” drm software (PIS service.exe) is installed with the software. Even removing PSPXI does not take it out. This drm software is also installed with PaintShop Pro X2 (PSPX2), CorelDrawX3 (CDX3) and CorelMediaOne 2 (CMO2).

For some users, this PIS Sevice.exe eats up so much CPU usage on their PC that they give up and never upgrade their software to newer versions.

The following post gives a step-by-step guide to remove Protexis (i.e. reduce CPU usage) and at the same time ensure the new version of PSPX2 functions normally.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=24865011

I have extended the step-by-step guide to CDX3 and CMO2 too.

1. Install Program  (do not run it)

2. Goto the install program files folder
%programfiles%\Corel\[corel product]

3. Delete PsiClient.dll from the program files folder (back it up first or rename if you might want to reverse this procedure)

[Repeat Step 3 for all three programs before go to Step 4]

4. Goto C:\Windows\System32 and find PSIKey.dll

5. Copy PSIKey.dll to the install program files folder in Step 2.
5. Rename PSIKey.dll to PsiClient.dll
[Repeat Step 5 for all three programs before go to Step 6]

6. Click Start->Run and enter: services.msc
6. Find the ProtexistLicensing service, stop the service, and disable it

7. Click Start-> Run and enter: sc delete ProtexisLicensing
to remove ProtexisLicensing from Services list

8. Go back to C:\Windows\System32

9. Delete the files: PSIService.exe and PSIKey.dll

pretty easy….and works. Of course if you add service pack to program later this protexsis will be installed again. Re-do the above steps again to get rid of Protexis.

update: for PaintShopPro the directions vary slightly (untested) as I have a licese for photoshop

  • stop- and disable  the Protexis Licensing V2 sevice
  • open directory C:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service
  • Rename PsiService_2.exe to PsiService_2.byteme
  • Copy PSIKey_2.dll to C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2
  • Rename PsiClient.dll to PsiClient.byteme
  • Rename PSIKey_2.dll to PsiClient.dll

January 29, 2009

how to download all the mp3 music you want from project playlist beta

Filed under: circumvention,Download,download music,How To — Sagacious Himself @ 5:51 am

how to download all the mp3 music you want from project playlist beta

090129-project-playlist-url

This script allows you to download ALL SONGS on playlist.com by using a different method than all those other scripts that just use the visible url. Now provides links to download entire playlists!!!
Version: 2.2.1

free signup is *optional* but will allow you to build a favorites list

must use beta search
090129-project-playlist-beta-search-to-download-mp3

in results click new “Download song” link.

cost of free: filename is string of numbers

Say for whatever reason you wanted music from MTV toplist
http://www.mtv.com/music/charts/

so in a moment of insanity you desire Kanye West “Heartless”

search heartless: 090129-project-playlist-beta-search-to-download-mp3

090129-project-playlist-beta-search

because you’re still insane you click the first download link instead

090129-project-playlist-userscript-enabled

if you’ve opted not to install the userscript as directed, or if you’re greasemonkey is disable then no download link for you

090129-project-playlist-userscript-disabled

downloaded

090129-project-playlist-mp3-download

if you’re OCD or an iTard: kill yourself. The file contains ID3 tags. You can use foobar to rename the file to your liking

090129-foobar2000-display

right click file(s)

090129-foobar2000-rclick-file

click the dot dot dot

090129-circlecircledotdot

pick the appropriate naming scheme

090129-foobar2000-choose-rename-tags

click run

click close

repeat as desired

NEVER pay for mp3s.  Pay only for FLAC, audio CD, or audio DVD.  Money must fetch fidelity.  mp3s are only acceptable when free.

* large groups of mp3s are best batch renamed via ID3 with den4b’s ReNamer

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January 21, 2009

cheat facebook games – tormenting facebook devs :P

Filed under: All Your Base,DARPA,How To,Rivalry — Sagacious Himself @ 10:06 pm
Tags:

No scripting knowledge required

requires:

Firefox (preferably version 2) ((MAC))

adblock plus with all three EasyLists

CoScripter

a free CoScripter account (ibm)

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Since most facebook games are played at mouse addicted to pleasure button level the entire process can be automated with CoScripter.  Login, start CoScripter for game, loop until happy while getting a can of Jolt.  Cheating at facebook games has never been easier.

I share this with you to torment the ‘people’ at facebook, and to see how the arms race unfolds, but mostly for my Social Engineering amusement.

There are other choices for running macros but this will be the most destructive productive

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continues

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cheat myspace games – tormenting myspace devs :P

Filed under: All Your Base,DARPA,Heavy is the burden of being me,How To,Rivalry — Sagacious Himself @ 10:02 pm
Tags:

No scripting knowledge required

requires:

Firefox (preferably version 2) ((MAC))

adblock plus with all three EasyLists

CoScripter

a free CoScripter account (ibm)

==

Since most myspace appgames” are played at mouse addicted to pleasure button level the entire process can be automated with CoScripter.  Login, start CoScripter for game, loop until happy while getting a can of Jolt.  Cheating at myspace games has never been easier.

I share this with you to torment the ‘people’ at myspace, and to see how the arms race unfolds, but mostly for my S/E amusement.

There are other choices for running macros but this will be the most destructive productive

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continues

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February 19, 2008

How to create a Painter Image Hose nozzle

Filed under: DIY,How To,Knowledge,SoftWare — Sagacious Himself @ 6:23 pm

http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=95131

1. In the Canvas menu, choose Grid > Grid Options and set the grid spacing to the width and height that will hold the largest element in your Nozzle.

2. Open a new white Canvas large enough to contain two or three rows of Nozzle elements, depending on how many you plan to include.

3. Create a new Layer containing one of your Nozzle elements and using the Layer Adjuster tool, move that element into the first grid square on the left end of the top row.

4. Create another new Layer containing another of your Nozzle elements and using the Layer Adjuster tool, move that element into the second grid square from the left, on the top row.

5. Continue until you have your Nozzle elements each on a different Layer and placed in different grid squares. If you have, for instance, eight Nozzle elements, you’d have two grid rows each containing four Nozzle elements.

6. Hold down the Shift key, and in the Layers palette, highlight all of the Nozzle element Layers, then use Ctrl/Command+G to Group them.

7. In the Nozzle Selector menu, choose Make Nozzle from Group.

8. Save the resulting image in RIFF format.

To use the Nozzle:

1. In the Nozzle Selector menu, choose Load Nozzle, navigate to the folder where you saved the RIFF file and click the Open button.

2. In the Brush Selector menu, choose the Image Hose brush category.

3. Paint on the Canvas to see how your Nozzle works and if you don’t like the result, choose another Image Hose variant and try again.

more: http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23

see also: http://kurtz-fernhout.com/PlantStudio/help/plantstudioMaking_a_Painter_Image_Hose_Nozz.html

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February 18, 2008

vixy.net alternatives

Filed under: bookmarkified,DARPA,DIY — Sagacious Himself @ 9:57 am
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2012 updates: 

I do NOT endorse the downloadable binaries from the ‘new’ vixy.net site or any other site Applian has hijacked to promote schlock.

 

AVOID “freecorder”!!  Applian “free”corder is MALWARE (adware).

 

Instead all Open Source, all currently trustworthy:

combine acquisition:
http://xviservicethief.sourceforge.net/

with sensible cross-platform conversion:
http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/

realtime transcoding [dlna] more cross platform joy:
http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/

cross-platform playback of almost any format/container (without screwing over DirectShow filters for those still using windows)
http://videolan.org/
or
http://mplayerhq.hu/
w
indows suggestion:  MPlayer [Mulder] MPUI full package

else:
http://xbmc.org

xbmc on the inexpensive side
http://raspberrypi.org  ($35)
http://xbian.org  (xbmc sd image)

XBMC painless streaming of The Blaze [TV]

some/many of the below links are existentially challenged

# end 2012 updates

OLD vixy alternatives:
http://www.mediaconverter.org/ (fastest)
http://www.zamzar.com — 100 filesize limit, feed it disposable email
http://media-convert.com/ [defunct now 2011]
http://www.all2convert.com/ — now running “vixy clone script”
defunct: convert.vx2.com
defunct: beta.mux.am — domain hijacked

old/kludge/not-free: real time transcoding [internets streaming] alternatives
MediaPortal
TVersity

edit: I wish I had harnessed my passion for alternatives categorization into a profitable site.  Who knew alternativeto would prosper

I wish I had rolled my “whereamI” domain use into a public service in the 90s; I would be receiving the vast twit*r income

edit2: If you have been coerced into purchasing an unlimited bandwidth data plan for your mobile phone be sure it has not been limited with *needless* throttling or voip destructive nat.  Both are harmful to accessing [home] real-time-transcoding media streaming to mobile phone.

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January 19, 2008

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

first version: http://Himself.wordpress.com/2007/11/10/installing-firefox-dom-inspector-without-having-to-custom-install-firefox/

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: http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/web/firefox-dom-inspector

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: inspector@mozilla.org

(for santiy sake check the RDF)

DOM Inspector RDF

yup… that’ll do nicely

using your zip capable archive tool zip the newly extracted inspector@mozilla.org 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: inspector@mozilla.org.xpi

http://www.zshare.net/download/66631420154ad3/

or

http://rapidshare.com/files/84948437/DOM-inspector-for-firefox2.xpi.html

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for a slightly less complicated unpack the zip in this directory

http://ftp-mozilla.netscape.com/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/contrib/

unpack: inspector@mozilla.orgzip contents to xpi

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