Tech

Firefox: bookmark all the tabs

Browser tabs. We all love them, and then we hate them when there are too many. Sprinkled among the litter of blog and Facebook posts, Twitter and Reddit threads, are the nuggets you want to keep. You could just close them, you probably won’t miss them but my brain rebels […]

Web

Firefox printing with no headers and footers

First it was Netscape, then Chromium, on to Chrome and now (back) to Firefox, but the paperless office is still a pipe dream for me and most people. Printing from Firefox can be annoying. I don’t like seeing the title, URL, current time, etc in the headers and footers so […]

Apple

How to Insult the Mac Brigade

I’ve insulted the Mac Brigade. I am so sorry. I didn’t realise that putting stickers on an Apple Macbook was such a heinous crime. HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN SO STUPID? Well, that’s how Bernie puts it anyway. Sort of. He posted a photo of my Macbook at BlogTalk and […]

Web

How to use ssh as a proxy server

Using ssh as a proxy or encrypted tunnel to browse the web can sometimes be necessary: When you’re at a conference but need to login securely to your blog. When local access restrictions make life really difficult. If you have a server in another country and want to see what […]

Web

Middle click your urls again in Firefox 2

One of the really useful features of Firefox in the past was the ability to click the middle mouse button anywhere on a browser page and have the URL in the clipboard load in that window. For some reason it stopped working some time back and I don’t know why. […]

Linux

Linux Ubuntu Dapper to Edgy – no problem

I upgraded my Ubuntu 6.06 install to the new Edgy soon after it’s release using the simple command gksu “update-manager -c”. Several hours later, and after clicking on a few dialog boxes to update files in /etc/, I’m not running Ubuntu Edgy on my desktop box. Initially I wondered where […]

Web

Testing Firefox 2.0

I’m trying out Firefox 2.0 and first impressions are good. Fonts looks a little different which is refreshing but I’m having trouble exporting my bookmarks from Flock. It looks like others are having the same problem too. There’s even a FAQ about it. On the Mac, click-and-hold doesn’t bring up […]

Web

Drowning in the flood

I have noticed a strange thing in the past week or so. Google has referred legitimate looking browser user agents to this blog and In Photos.org and within seconds that browser tries to download all my feed links, and several months of my archives. I have a little flood protection […]

Web

My Meteor – why don't you work in Firefox?

There’s only 3 mobile phone companies in Ireland, Vodafone, O2 and Meteor. I’ve been a customer of each and am currently with Meteor. That might change however as their newly redesigned meteor.ie website doesn’t work properly in Firefox. They offer 300 free texts from their site but when one hits […]

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