Kudos to Firefox team on Quantum release

The new Firefox Quantum release is incredibly fast. It feels faster than Chrome, faster than old Firefox, and faster than all the other browsers on my Macbook. Impressively, despite Firefox ditching the old extension model, all my extensions continue to work. I did have to manually reinstall the indispensable Tree Style Lab, but it works … Continue reading Kudos to Firefox team on Quantum release

Run Firefox 5+ and Firefox 3.6 side by side on Windows

(Edit: Corrected instructions so that HTTP links in other apps will still open in Firefox.) There's an intranet application that I need to use that does not work in Firefox 4, Firefox 5, Chrome, Opera, or Safari. It also runs painfully slowly in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8. Since it does support Firefox 3.6, I thought … Continue reading Run Firefox 5+ and Firefox 3.6 side by side on Windows

Find out public information about the people you email with Rapportive

Rapportive is a great browser enhancement for Gmail. It automatically looks up email addresses and populates a sidebar with that person's profile photo (from Google Talk or Flickr), job title (from LinkedIn), tweets, as well as links to their profiles on Facebook, Skype, etc. I find it especially useful when reading mailing list messages, as … Continue reading Find out public information about the people you email with Rapportive

Protect yourself from FireSheep with HTTPS Everywhere

FireSheep is a new Firefox extension that makes it very easy to take over other people's Facebook/Twitter/etc logins on public wifi networks. This has always been possible for people familiar with HTTP internals, but FireSheep makes it accessible to a lay person. The author put out a detailed essay examining the causes of the security … Continue reading Protect yourself from FireSheep with HTTPS Everywhere