AT&T just installed fiber to my house. It's fast. I get a steady 949 Mbps up and down. I had no complaints about the 160 Mbps/14 Mbps I was getting from Cox, but my inner geek couldn't say no to faster-for-the-same-price. The install was pretty smooth, but during the bumps, I would type nonsense URLs … Continue reading Redirector Browser Extension Takes You Where You Want to Go
Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks is a great little add-on for both Firefox and Thunderbird. It makes Mozilla's rapid release cycle totally tolerable. If the keeper of your favorite plugin can't keep up with Mozilla's zany release schedule, worry no more. Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks does exactly what it sounds like it'll do. Install it (no … Continue reading Best Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird Add-on
Remember back when Firefox 3.5.17 came out? I'll give you a clue; it was 2011. It's just a year later and the latest version of Firefox (15.0) ships with new features under the hood, including better memory handling for plugins and new "Silent, background updates," but it's not enough. When Mozilla switched Firefox to a … Continue reading Updated Extensions for Latest Firefox Update
(Update: We have less control than ever on Facebook. Use socialfixer.com. It's the best we have.) Facebook sucks when it comes to privacy. I can't wait until somebody sues them for it and forces them to change. Maybe someday they'll realize that good usability and privacy is a great business model. Until then, here are … Continue reading How do I Remove Facebook Recent Activity from my Wall?
Google places a real live email link to email@example.com on the Google account login screen. Though I'm sure it's intended to improve usability it has the opposite effect. They placed the firstname.lastname@example.org link smack dab in between the email (login/username) field and the password field. Keyboard savvy users normally use the tab key to move … Continue reading email@example.com Google Usability Tweak
Using Verizon or Alltel to connect via EVDO/3G and having problems with Facebook? You're not alone. Call Verizon Now (1-800-922-0204) Some have suggested "fixes" to this problem ranging from deactivating and reactivating your Facebook account to editing about:config in FireFox. (No internet explorer specific "fixes") but alas these efforts are either temporary at best or … Continue reading Verizon / Alltel Facebook Errors