Tag Archives: Firefox

December 16 asides

Pixar: 25 Years of Animation I really need to get my butt over to the Oakland Museum of California to see this exhibition, before it ends on January 9, 2011. CNET Webware: Firefox 4 release slips to 2011 CNET News photo gallery: Tesla opens doors to electric auto factory

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Early look at Firefox’s upcoming new tab manager

I, for one, am looking forward to Firefox’s new tab manager, Panorama. It will be rolled into the next major rev of the browser, Firefox 4, which is currently in public beta.

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Essential Firefox add-ons

Part of Firefox’s strength and agility comes from its extensible architecture allowing third-party developers to create add-ons that extend the browser’s capabilities in thousands of ways, some of them highly specialized. I rely on a cadre of add-ons for personal and business uses, many of which I use every day. I thought I’d share my […]

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July 25 asides

Growing pains afflict HTML5 standardization The EarthTainer, a rad DIY container garden watering technique. Includes how-to videos. Good review of Robert A. Heinlein’s Beyond This Horizon by David Brin. Really looking forward to Firefox’s future “Tab Candy” functionality.

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Thursday Top 5

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o] Danny MacAskillThis is called trials riding. In my early mountain biking days Jason and I used to play at this sort of stuff, although he was waaaay beter than me; he even competed once or twice. I wasn’t serious about it. The height of my ability was to balance-ride along a ten-foot-long, six-inch-wide curb. […]

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Add search engines to your browser

If you’re a Firefox user (or IE7 I’m told), you can search YouTube, Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Amazon, IMDb, several dictionaries, and even the global Whois database directly from Firefox by installing simple add-on extensions. “Search box add-ons” are not to be confused with “toolbars,” which — while sometimes useful — generally add more functionality than just […]

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How to run multiple copies of (the same version of) Firefox

For the longest time, while using Firefox 1.x I was able to run two or more copies of the application at the same time. This was useful for partitioning my work and protecting it from being lost if there was a FF crash (which there were a lot of in the later Firefox 1.x days). […]

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