Beck And Call

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Developer Information
Name Beck And Call
Location Washington, D.C.
Occupation Systems Administrator
User since April 1, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

In a little more detail...

I do believe I'll add something more amusing later.

My Reviews

ErrorZilla Plus

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

@TheMac5010: That would be a very bad idea. Firefox 3.0 is EoL and insecure. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Firefox#Release_history

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.1). 

PwdHash

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

@linopolus: The extension is the source. Download the .XPI and unpack it with any Zip 2.0-compatible archiver. Presto change-o, source.

It's still using MD5, though. I'd look for a hasher that implements SHA1 or (better yet) SHA512. Just in case.

bit.ly preview

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

No way to exempt internal addresses from plugin. Tends to break things like the Transmission WebUI. Support forum broken in Firefox.

OptimizeGoogle

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So glad to see this extension resurrected!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.77). 

The Camelizer - Price Tracker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Insanely useful, pleasantly tiny.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

FireFTP

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Points off for distributing binaries in the XPI. More points off for making the build system depend entirely on Windows (with Cygwin utilities in CVS, even). Really unimpressed, likely to remain that way until this is crufted entirely in XUL and uses Firefox' own NSS library for crypto.

swrdmstr2009: Firefox and XUL add-ons aren't limited to anything. You're using a Win32 build that's limited to 4GB for no obvious reason. ( See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Address_Extension just for openers.)

Nice A.M.O people: Would be great if binaries-dependent XPIs were clearly labeled, plz.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 

LastPass Password Manager

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Huge, ugly (UI-ugly), not exactly a speed demon (on a T9400, 4GB, Ubuntu Jaunty), not real clear on how it works or what it uses to encrypt data (NSS would be nice, since it's sort of *built in* to all Mozilla products), and form filling needs an awful lot of work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.51.4). 

TinEye Reverse Image Search

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works as well as you can expect right now. Needs a larger fingerprint database. jtang234: "Bing" is not a "company."

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 

CustomizeGoogle

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unmaintained and mostly broken.

Stylish-Custom

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.8). 

Covert Adblock Plus

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Does not do what it says on the tin. See Wladimir's comment farther down.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Auto Dial

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

WARNING: Anyone following the instructions suggested for enabling AD / TMP compatibility will discover that opening new tabs no longer focuses the address bar on new tab open. This behaviour persists until new tabs are *not* directed to chrome://autodial/content, whether or not AD is installed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.1). 

Sage-Too

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Have to agree with johnspac-- Sage is nice, but I'm using Brief instead because I can keep articles around for a while. There are a lot of high-traffic sites that can easily start dropping entries if I don't look at the feed for a couple hours.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

CrossFTP

Please remove this listing. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is a Java applet; not a Firefox extension. The stub add-on code can't even launch the applet without user intervention, and the application is completely independent of Firefox.

Please remove this listing.

MailClassifier

Works well, but... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

...I've moved on to Shredder. Is a Thunderbird 3.0b/pre support a possibility any time soon?

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

Sxipper

Not if you value your privacy. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is a pretty good plugin (although the UI needs a bit of work)-- but the privacy policy needs to be filled out considerably. "...industry standard encryption technology" should make savvy users run and hide behind Bruce Schneier's skirts; "anonymized" is not defined (see: Google, Yahoo!); and the incredibly Byzantine random email address generation behind "feedback@sxipper.com" has been so badly designed that it's bounced emails from two distinct sources, so none of this can be clarified. I can't even (easily) determined where Sxip is incorporated or hosted. Might be worth something someday, when Sxip can guarantee your privacy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.1). 

Hide All Toolbars

Quite excellent. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love the small size and simple functionality. However, I think it's lacking one significant thing: autoHideStatusbar's ability to show auto-restore the status bar when links are hovered or pages are loading. I think that would make this extension just about complete.