About me

Developer Information
Name shgysk8zer0
Location Mount Vernon, WA
Occupation Full Stack Web Developer
User since Nov. 28, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 2 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

I write code and poetry. Overall "knurd". I know how to exit vi! Full Stack Web Developer and follower of the Unix Philosophy

Add-ons I've created

Awesome RSS Compatible with Firefox 57+

Puts an RSS/Atom subscribe button back in URL bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (36)
5,300 users

YouTube Feeds Compatible with Firefox 57+

Firefox extension to expose YouTube channel and playlist feeds.
Allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds for users, channels, & playlists. You must be on the appropriate page for each.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (2)
118 users

My Reviews

Privacy Badger

Great privacy tool - Not an ad blocker Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Too many want to compare this to AdBlock, but they are very different things. This is not intended to block ads, and AdBlock is not intended to protect your privacy. This blocks cookies and/or content from being loaded from third-parties if that third party appears to be tracking you on multiple sites. That happens to have the effect of blocking some ads, but it also blocks analytics, Like/Tweet buttons, tracking pixels, etc.

Would be nice to have controls per content-type.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2017.7.24). 

Firefox Lightbeam

Demonstrates that true privacy is nearly impossible Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I do my best to maintain some level of privacy with minimal impact on convenience, and this add-on does a great job of showing how effective my methods are. I'm glad to say that almost none of the connections are through cookies.

I'm not sure when the Tracking Protection feature was added, but I understand this to be at least related to "Polaris", which we might see in Firefox 38.

Mostly, this serves to show just how little control we have over privacy online. Even with all my attempts to preserve some degree of privacy, tracking sites outnumber visited by at least 2:1.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Provider for Google Calendar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

With the latest update, Google Tasks finally works! It also allows multiple calendars and task lists to be setup at once.

Only 4 stars though despite the improvements because offline support seems to have been removed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.32). 

Home Feeds

Feeds for Firefox on Android Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been waiting for this for a very long time.

To be honest, I'd rather if it were a built in feature rather than an add-on, but that's my only complaint.

It's probably not supported by the panels feature, but the only way I could think of making this better would be to have all feeds be a tab in a single panel instead of creating a separate panel for each.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.1-signed.1-signed). 

Pinned Google Keep

Not quite perfect, but pretty closee Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It has a few things I would like to see changed, but this is implemented almost perfectly. It's just simple and clean.

I would like to see the location not attached to the button so I can drag it out of the way if I want to, and it would be great if it were resizable like any other windwo, but other than that I wouldn't want it any different.

Other than that, it's exactly what I want. Quick access to Keep. Looks like a natural component of the browser, opens and closes quickly too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on ( 

Australis Redesigned

Close enough for most. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is fairly accurate to the upcoming design for Firefox (which can be seen in UX builds). It doesn't add the new menu, but that would be impractical as it is being constantly changed and is not fully functional right now.

I really want to like this theme, but some of my most often used features (developer toolbar, etc.) are unsuable.

Also, as many have compained about, the bookmark star in the awesomebar is gone... this is the way it is supposed to be. However, I believe that the star for the bookmarks menu us supposed to be filled in when a site is bookmarked.

Lastly, the pluggins button at the beginning of the awesomebar is blank/missing.

Overall, this theme looks really good... for those who just want the new design that was supposed to have come in Firefox 10. I'm sad to say that I have to disable (not remove) it until some of these things are fixed. I know that I am one of few who actually uses these things, but they are essential to me. I will be watching for updates and trying it again.

Homepage New Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So far so good.
Adds about:newTab to about:home and uses this for both home & new tab.
Old new tab can still be viewed using about:newTab.

Also adds rows and columns to most viewed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on ( 

Three Finger Swipe

Great concept Rated 3 out of 5 stars

but not working in Firefox 17 beta on Droid 2. Would be great to have this as two finger gestures for those whose three fingers are on both edges. Keeping this installed in hopes that the next update will make this work for me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on ( 

Firefox Lightbeam

A good idea Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm glad to see something like this. I have intended on seeing what difference it makes to turn off DNT. My only compliant against this is that it keeps showing my add-on bar on restart on both Windows and Ubuntu.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on ( 

Firefox Share (alpha)

Love that they've added contacts Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There are a few bugs to work out still, and I don't like that it bookmarks your shares, but it is finally better than F1 in just about every way.
Like many, I am very much looking forward to Google+ sharing being added. Something I'm going to look into for the time being, does G+ have a share by email option?

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Firefox Share (alpha)

Well, better name Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I always thought F1 was a great name for help, but not for sharing. Icon is better as well.
Firefox Share does what it says, but still lacks some of the accounts (but they promise they are coming). I'll not hold that against them, mainly because I don't care about Yahoo or a second Twitter. My only problem is that Gmail has not use of contacts. F1 had a messed up way of getting your contacts, although you had to delete out the name and brackets. Share requires you to fully type in the address. On the plus side, however, it adds the page title as subject of the email.
I also think it would be great if you were able to use this to set status on Facebook (not sharing a link). That would be above and beyond what is expected of this- like the cherry on top.
Can't wait for more services to be added, especially Google+. Looking forward to updates!
One last thing. I don't want to bookmark everything that I share. F1 had the option to disable this, and I hope to see this option in the next version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.2). 

Glass - Black

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

great on computer and android

Start Page Plus

great idea... no longer does anything Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This stopped working awhile ago. Tried disabling and re-enabling features, uninstalled and re-installed, even went as far as doing the same for firefox... nothing! I would gladly give 5 starts and say that it should be included in firefox by default, if only it actually did what it used to!
Now, I noticed that it hasn't even been updated for 9 months... very sad. I really liked this, but looks as though it has been abandoned.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

More exceptional work by SoapyHamHocks!
This effortlessly takes the "Best Theme" prize, event though it is based on a Firefox 9 concept. Everything is flawless as far as I can tell.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Mozilla Labs App Runtime

User created apps Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is going to be incredible once web sites catch on. Way to take something Google does and make them look like amateurs!
One suggestion I have is to allow users to easily make their own Apps... just to add sites to the list, without the extended features which would require a little more effort.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1). 

F1 by Mozilla Labs

Great concept... getting there. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am not sure in detail how this works, but there is a delay in the bubble that is likely related to my slow internet. I think that the name and icon need to change (kinda misleading). I would also like to see, as I had said at some earlier point, for this to be moved into the favicon as seen in firefox mobile. It would also be great to see private messages available in facebook. Otherwise, great.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Mozilla Labs: Prospector - AwesomeBar HD

Makes the name "AwseomeBar" appropriate Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Taking into account that this is still in development, this is a truly great add-on. After using it for search once or twice, it had already become natural. It is also amazing how fast search results come up even on my absurdly slow internet. I look forward to seeing some aesthetic improvements, some divergence from what Google has done in Chrome, and the ability to add and remove your own search providers... otherwise this is excellent!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (13.1-signed.1-signed). 

Web of Trust, MyWOT/WOT: Website Reputation Rating

Explaining a little about the privacy policy Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was going though rating and reviewing my add-ons, and was surprised to see the concerns regarding Google Analytics and facebook as posted by some. I was shocked to read this, and even more so shocked to see it for myself. I put off my review until I contacted them, and had this explained to me: "We use Google Analytics and have Facebook like buttons (and other widgets) on our website like most other websites in the world. You are not exposed to either of these by just using the add-on, only if you visit our website."
I can say that I feel much better about this now, and can continue to give this add-on a full 5 star rating, without hesitation. I consider this to be one of the essential add-ons on any browser.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20110323.1-signed). 

Facebook Toolbar

Troublesome Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I like this when it is working... except that isn't very often. On everything I have every computer and version of Firefox I have ever tried this on, picture upload via DnD does not work. Also, it will sometimes freeze everything by notifying me that everybody on my friends list is not my friends, as though they had just added me. Lastly, the concept of a toolbar is quickly becoming a thing of the past. I say move messages/notifications/etc to the addons bar, drop search all together, and allow status updates though awesomebar! Also, share links via the favicon as in Firefox mobile.
With all the fixes and some innovation, this could earn 5 stars, but it has become nothing but an outdated pain lately.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Twitter Address Bar Search

Desktop vs. Mobile Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a very different experience on Firefox mobile. Desktop version is exactly what you would want and expect: 5 stars!
On my droid, however, it does not direct me twitter mobile. I would give it 5 stars for mobile as well except for this problem... and it actually makes it completely useless since Firefox mobile can't even log-in to regular twitter: 3 stars (1 for execution, but 5 still for concept... averaging 3).