Upgrade, Upgrade, Upgrade

Be more secure! Upgrade today. Want better functionality? Upgrade today. Save a developer! Upgrade today. The save a developer thing is the impetus for this post. The upgrade today mantra annoys me. Software rarely spends enough time in alpha and beta cycles to to identify all the issues. People have been so burned by using… Continue reading Upgrade, Upgrade, Upgrade

Mozilla Prism Self-Signed SSL Issue

I have been looking to use Prism. A gotcha I hit was it balked at any site using a self-signed SSL certificate. A recommendation was to copy the cert8.db file from a Firefox¬† profile to a Prism profile. This actually worked. Locating it is a bit of a pain in the ass on Windows. It… Continue reading Mozilla Prism Self-Signed SSL Issue

Netscape to Die… Finally!

Just posted an internal email about what we ought to do about the End-of-Service announcement for Netscape. Usage of Netscape browsers has plummet even as Firefox as increased. Its finally hit the floor such that even AOL has given up on it. Why did they make NN 9? A snapshot of its use relative to… Continue reading Netscape to Die… Finally!

Live HTTP Headers Equivalent for IE

UPDATED: The below content is outdated due to being ancient. This post will stick around to help people get to the new version:¬†Live HTTP Headers Equivalent for IE or Edge 2016 … … … … … … … … … … I looove the Live HTTP Headers extension for Firefox. (Yes, I will marry it… Continue reading Live HTTP Headers Equivalent for IE

WebRunner

Linux.com :: Mozilla begets WebRunner, a site-specific browser: Nowadays, people are turning to Web-based applications as replacements for desktop applications. Web-based office suites, mail clients, multimedia apps, and general productivity tools are all extremely useful now, but standard Web browsers aren’t always the best option for running applications. To provide a more suitable tool for… Continue reading WebRunner

Ready to Switch?

I was disappointed the only IE competitor mentioned was Firefox. Opera, Safari, and Netscape are well known enough that it would behoove a more balanced view to mention them as well. My only use of IE lately is replicating a user problem I can’t replicate in Firefox and the very, very infrequent case a web… Continue reading Ready to Switch?

I Accept!

AOL Founder Says He is ‘Sorry’ for Time Warner Merger: Steve Case, co-founder of the one-time biggest online service AOL, apologized for the company’s merger with media conglomerate Time Warner Inc. in an interview with journalist Charlie Rose. You killed Netscape and WinAmp! Though, I must admit, the downward trajectory of Netscape made it so… Continue reading I Accept!

Moz Outside Looking In

Yeah, this one is a royal pain. Mozilla removes support for older versions of their browser six months after the new one went into production. Open source is nimble. Proprietary companies are inflexible. Sounds like its time to go after nimble applications? Why Mozilla still hasn’t cracked the enterprise | May 24, 2006 07:12 PM… Continue reading Moz Outside Looking In