Category Archives: firefox

Firefox devours RAM

That’s right over a Gig or RAM, this was after about 3 days and 2 hibernations. Still crazy to think it can get that high though.

IE – why oh why do you taunt me so??

I’ve been working on a couple of plugins for the YUI editor to allow insertion of Flash Movies (YouTube and Google Video). It’s all working swimmingly well in Firefox and Safari but in IE – it just would not work. Why? because of IE’s JS engine bastarding implementation of innerHTML and pasteHTML. I know that […]

Debugging to your clipboard (firefox extension)

I’ve started using Google reader again and came across the truly brilliant Dust Me Selectors extension (good work brothercake). It’s aim is to report on the CSS redundacy on your site. I hooked it into our selenium test suite and set it to run on page load. Selenium closes the browser when done and deletes […]

Developing a Firefox Extension That People Actually Use

I’ll stop venting my anger at faceless corporations now. There’s a nice write up on the tools needed to write good firefox extensions. http://www.softwaredeveloper.com/features/firefox-extension-resource-072307/

Extend Your Browser

Tuesday 6th (the day of my presentation) eventually rolled around. Due to a crazy machine rebuild and re-install fest, I only finished writing the presentation at 1:30pm on the day. It went really well, some very good questions at the end. As I mentioned in my previous entry – the description of the presentation was […]

Extend your browser – ITWales

Last year I gave a presentation to the ITWales group on Content Syndication. I have been bullied into giving another presentation next Tuesday. I have entitled it “Extending your browser”. Directly from the flyer – Firefox and the Gecko family of browsers are not simply web browsers, they can be extended to provide custom functionality, […]

Aggreg8 lives

This weekend I have gone on an all out Open Source offensive. I have released a new version of ACR (Automatically Create Rewriterules) with some bug fixes and faster processing of sites. I have released an updated version of PEA (Photoshop Elements Album Export) with improved accessibility and more options in the python script header. […]

Krugle Audit

I’ve been harping on about Krugle for a while now and rightly so. I was on their beta testers list and as such was also on their mailing list. Last week I got a mail asking me to part-take in an audit with a third party company to gauge my views on the web app […]

Krugle Firefox search plugin

I was cursing krugle.com and it’s bastard (yet brilliant) ajax as I could’t write a Firefox search plugin. Then today I saw on their blog that they have the “Krugle Search Environment” which allows you to bookmark searches and thus create a firefox search plugin. Download KrugleSearchPlugins.zip Or install it (versions less than Firefox 2.0) […]

Dev crazy

In an attempt to vary the type of programming I am doing, out of office I have been working on quite a few cool projects. Outlined a few below – unfortunately none are for download yet as they are still in progress. KarovaDev Firefox extension As Karova‘s main product is a hosted e-commerce solution, we […]