Miss Montenaro

About me

Developer Information
Name Miss Montenaro
Location Kent, United Kingdom
Occupation Web Developer
User since November 13, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

In a little more detail...

I have an entire big tub of Ben & Jerry's (any vanilla or caramel type) for breakfast. I think that tells you all you need to know.

My Reviews

Adblock Plus

Taken for granted ... until I have to use a PC without it Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's been so long dear Adblock that I'd forgotten what the internet was like without you. Dear God, how does everyone stand the internet with ads. They are SO aggressive, please don't start me on the ones that you have to listen to as well as look at, and they are relentless. I can't even go on a forum where the users are allowed animated gifs as their avatar. It's so incredibly annoying. I immediately pedal backwards out of there.

Having said that, we take it for granted that we get whatever we want on the internet for no more than the cost of our ISP bill. But seriously people have to make a living. The sensible ones make their ads relatively bearable (ie no animations, gifs, flash,sound or switch and bait tactics) and I will disable adblock in my custom settings for those sites (ie Reddit). Because the sponsors whose ads they are carrying know how many people have seen it. It's a small price to pay for good content. Hopefully developers/advertisers will eventually realise that right-in-your-face advertising has a paradoxical effect. But they prolly won't.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6). 

Web of Trust - WOT

This should be default in all browsers - A fantastic idea but open to abuse ... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I joined Web of Trust some months ago; kind of sickened that so many well known and trusted sites (Download.com for example and FFS even SourceForge) were either deliberately (in the case of Download.com) or inadvertently (in the case of SourceForge) hosting and redistributing malware, hijackers, rootkits - you name it. Download.com acknowledged that that every time I reported a particular *coughs* developer they changed their name by one digit. But they were OK with this. They also laughed-alonga-me at the blatantly fake reviews. But they kept it up there. It's all about the clicks. How the hell do you educate people into delving a little deeper than a cursory glance at the reviews before they unleash meltdown on their PC ?

Answer : You don't. If you sent them information on how to install this and save themselves from future problems they would ignore it, click it away, so they can quickly resume activity on their Facebook machines.

The trouble is that even this is potentially a weapon in the arsenal of the destroyers of the internet. Lately reviews for well-known malware sites have been inundated with fake reviews praising them. Easy to spot when you know how. Joined to make one review ? Completely over the top review ? Highlight the text and search it with Google - it's been posted 100 times. But I still think something like WOT is the only way forward. We just need to engage more end users in the fight against the baddies.

LastPass Password Manager

Where do I go next Oh Mighty Unbiased Roundup of Password Apps/Top 10 Password Craplications List Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've given it three because I've always felt I was missing something and because in spite of my simmering rage I AM still using it. After happily using X Marks since the dawn of time I took it all for granted. XMarks was tops. Then it failed spectacularly at synching with Chrome. It still won't now even with new accounts, cleaned up lists etc. It's just not having it. So, in a hurry I tried this next. A few years on and I'm still cursing it and clocking up the hours on the timesheet of life as to how many days of my life I have spent righting the wrongs it has perpetrated upon my accounts. I'm not going to up the hours total by going into great detail. TLDR It often adds your email instead of the username or vice versa. Or indeed any combination of not getting it quite right. So when you return to X site it's trial-and-error-city-no-pity in the race to make your comment while still relevant. Nor does it like multiple accounts and you will be jumping through a few hoops at some point. Yet I can't seem to find another one. I have therefore taken a course in mnemotechnics as ultimately it seemed faster than a password programme.

Resurrect Pages

Oooh - Trust me, you don't know how good this is until you need it. (A+++++ would install again) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I make a conscious effort to be a good netizen and try not to limit my reviews to things that make me incandescent with rage. If you knew the shenanigans endured to log back into my ancient Mozilla account just to review this it would definitely count as an "I registered just to review this". Nuff said - to the review without delay ...

To the developer ... You're so there for me, like a bloke that I've friendzoned. Quietly hanging around till I almost forget you and then ! just when I need you the most you are SO there for me. So far there hasn't been a single "incident" in which you didn't come through for me, and so quick attending your call to action, and with so little fuss. I'd be surprised if I couldn't summon your awesomeness with a whistle before long.

Seriously, I only installed this a couple of days ago, along with 390 other extensions (none of which I am reviewing and, no, I am not a socketty pup of the creator). The amount of stuff that my local council puts on line to say that they have and then within hours remove it is a joke. WAS a joke. Jokes on you corrupt local council. Also jokes on the Telegraph for keeping the same URL but hiding the original page in which an NHS I demo I was involved in was suddenly something that had never happened. I had already screenshot it but this extension makes life so, so much easier for a slacktivist such as myself. I could well donate after I check my Paypal, I do actually mean that.

Once again, awesome.

ScrapBook

Please make a Chrome Version Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Best Firefox extension ... but please do a version for Chrome. I'm starting to detest Firefox with all it's bugs and problems which are NEVER their fault, it's always everyone else. Please make a Chrome version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.8). 

Feedly - Beyond Google Reader

Adios Feedly, SO much more trouble than you were worth Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sweet Jesus what do you have to do to get rid of that Feedly Mini. It's disabled in my preferences and yet STILL it somehow reappears like a vile little troll in the bottom right hand corner of my screen. Ironic when you think of all the extensions and filter lists I use, courtesy of Firefox, and yet I can't get rid of this spyware. It is for this reason that I'm removing it ... although I don't think all the sneaky "essentials" advertising is too clever. Why can;t these developers stop ruining their own product ? Adios Feedly, you were SO much more trouble than you were worth.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.1).