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rpxp v0.422_unofficial

Now that Mozilla has been released, it demanded a new version, v0.422_unofficial, which can be found here. Note that this one has a “MaxVersion” set to “1.6″, so there is the off-chance that something down the road — a la a serious Firefox rearchitecture — could break it before version 1.6 comes out, but this is unlikely. Meanwhile, this will keep things from having to be changed for a while.

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DailyKos RPXP v0.421_unofficial

I’m a fan of DKos and a fan of Firefox. I’m also a fan of the DKos RPXP tool (mozdev page)… which made it quite the confusing notion of whether to upgrade to v1.5 of Firefox when the RPXP tool hadn’t been modified for v1.5 compatibility.

After waiting a while, seeing no new version, and having at least a modicum of a clue as to what the solution would be, I added Firefox v1.5 to the compatiblity list and repackaged the whole thing as version 0.421_unofficial, which can be found here.

This is an unofficial release. I can’t vouch for its reliability, but as I did little more than change version labels, I don’t think it should cause anyone any problems. It seems to work for me just fine. Note that if you are using a 1.0 version of Firefox, there is little need to install this, and I’d recommend you stick with the official versions. This was done only to create a temporary fix for Firefox v1.5+ users. I don’t have any plans on maintaining nor supporting this code. This said, let me know if you find any issues arising in this one that never existed in the official 0.42 release.

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50 Million!

So, I touted 25 Million, so I might as well cheer twice as much about the news that Firefox has achieved 50 million downloads.

Was talking to a coworker about it yesterday. I think he’s planning to install it on his laptop this weekend.

Sorry, don’t have any new favourite extensions to recommend this time — these milestones are coming along so fast that I haven’t had time to find new extensions that I like, between them!

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25 million

And to tack on my 2c… these are the extensions that I tend to use:

  • Adblock, for more enjoyable web browsing.
  • NukeAnything, to clear up the few and far-between annoying flash ads that Adblock might happen to miss.
  • Prefbuttons, to set up fine-grained controls and preferences in seconds.
  • Sage, for my RSS aggregator.
  • Context Highlight, for making my searches a bit easier.
  • ForecastFox, for weather. I hadn’t even seen this one until a recent fluff article came out on PCWorld or something, regarding the “top ten Firefox extensions”; now I use it a ton… and it’s not as annoying as my wife’s “Weatherbug” install. In fact, she’s also using this extension now, too.

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PNG me and I’ll PNG you back

Nothing brings on the hounds faster than a Microsoft Developer admitting that IE’s PNG rendering sucks.

I wonder if the comments were closed after a specified amount of time, or whether it got too hot in the kitchen.

It goes w/o saying that this website employs a lot of PNGs. If you’re not using something like Firefox, you’re missing out, not just on my weblog, but a lot of other sites.

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The once and future… Firefox?

<mij^> wtf, mozilla changed firebird's name again
<mij^> it's now firefox
<sethk> what!?
<sethk> are they trying to screw up their own productization or something?
<sethk> to avoid overlap with another open-source project, hrm
<chaley> firebird firefox thunderbird wtf?
? chaley/#whiteboard head spins
<chaley> since firebird (or firefox or whatever-the-fuck) started as mozilla minus all the crap, it should be called "mo"
<sethk> heh
<ibri> thanks Unfurl
<epw> or less_zilla
<chaley> would it be lesszilla or fewerzilla ?
<chaley> or lessismorezilla
<mij^> stopchangingyourfuckingnamezilla
<Bill> Wait... Firefox was that lame movie with Clint Eastwood.
<xPhase> what are you talking about, firefox was the greatest movie of all time!
<xPhase> (or something completely unlike that)
<Unfurl> fox force five?
<mij^> heh
<sethk> shoink!
<teedz> fox as in it's a sexy browser, force, as in it's a force for IE to reckon with and five, as in we'll change our name one, two, three, four, five times before 1.0 is released
<chaley> LOL
<Unfurl> teedz: hahah

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