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I read about the browser Flock some time ago. I remember at the time that Flock was dismissed by someone as a ‘Firefox extension’, as Flock is based on Firefox. It is a self proclaimed web 2.0 browser. Maybe I have gone soft in the head, but I wanted to see what it was like for myself.

Flock screenshot

It does have a close button on each tab too…

Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Pop-up blocker in Firefox

I’ve heard that Firefox’s pop-up blocker could be worked around, and W3 Schools have decided to do it. Bloody annoying…. Time to use an alternative?

Update: Wait – it has stopped happening…?

Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

mozillazine and ting

Lots of gooood stuff on Mozillazine at the moment:

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, February 7th, 2005

Firefox takes the lead!

OK, it’s only half way through the month and no-one much visits this site, but so far Firefox is just ahead of IE (all versions) in the browsers used stakes. And who’s the weirdo using Netscape 4.7??

Maida Vale, London, Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

‘Al Jaz’

I like to check out Al-Jazeera for a truly different perspective. Since I saw the superb doco Control Room I have been interested in the angle the much maligned Al-Jazeera take. As they say at the station, nothing is taboo, everything must be reported.

On a trivial note, the web site doesn’t quite render in FireFox. An appeal to FireFox users who like their news lies opinion in different flavours: please visit the Aljazeera site and leave them a solid reason in form of a server log entry so they get their site working correctly in the browser of choice.

Maida Vale, London, Friday, October 29th, 2004

fireFTP is my new friend

I have been using an FTP client called LeechFTP. I gave it a chance but in the end concluded that it was a bit crap. Today I discovered fireFTP which is a plugin for Firefox. So far it meets all my criteria:

  • auto reconnects! (unlike Leech)
  • remembers the directory you were in before you were disconnected (unlike Leech)
  • is 50KB in size!
  • installs automatically in Firefox (just remember to allow Firefox to install files from that site)

It’s a beta so the interface still needs a little work (i.e., when showing your local and remote site try resizing those columns – mind you my screen res on my little X-24 is 1024 x 768). I recommend it and you should try it out and give the developers your feedback.

Speaking of cool: The big instrumental in ‘Rain on Tin’ by Sonic Youth . Yessir.

Maida Vale, London, Monday, October 25th, 2004


Still no sign of my Mozilla Search plugin having been uploaded. I’ll let you know, I realise how much demand there has been for this….

Maida Vale, London, Monday, October 4th, 2004

Creating a search plugin for your own site with Firefox


I have created a search plugin for the Firefox search box that will allow bucketFountain fans who use Firefox/Mozilla/etc to search bucketFountain directly from the browser. I’ve uploaded the necessary files and will let you know when it’s available. And it was soooo easy to do.

I’ve started work on one for the Notes 6 forum too, and will create others for MySQL, PHP, and other reference sites that I use regularly. Check here for details on how to do it.

Maida Vale, London, Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

Firefox becomes a superfast millonaire

Wow – Firefox has been downloaded more that a million times in 100 hours. I am really happy about that, as to be honest I thought that a million downloads in 10 days would be pushing it. Big ups to the sfx team – perhaps I should help?

Maida Vale, London, Monday, September 20th, 2004

Spread Firefox

I’m told by George (no link for George) that the Spread Firefox is ‘b0rking under the load!’

But before all this popularity could go to our head, it went to our servers—and they struggled. Please bear with us through outages and slowdowns as we work to manage the load; we hope to have the download counter updating more frequently when we get our site functioning better under this massive load.

Maida Vale, London, Saturday, September 18th, 2004


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