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

Pushbullet

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Works relatively well, but surely it wouldn't have taken much effort to enable file push functionality directly in the addon. Will revise to 5 stars if this gets fixed.

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

Stylish-Custom

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Abandoned.

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

LastPass Password Manager

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The service and add-on themselves are fairly nice, with some occasional flaws where Firefox (with some help from Greasemonkey) is actually better at form detection. Unfortunately, LastPass are not, apparently, bothering to keep the AMO release up-to-date.

Half marks, rounding down.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Menu Editor

Nice, but no longer working with Thunderbird context menus. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm having to use Stylish and DOM Inspector to knock out unwanted context menu entries in Thunderbird. Updating install.rdf to indicate it does work (more or less...) up through at least Thunderbird 17 would be nice.

Is this being updated any more?

FoxReplace

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Seems to work very well, although I haven't tested regexes yet.Would be really, really great if you could close the FoxReplace bar with ESC (same as the Find bar); and if you could just press Enter/Return in the text fields to submit the find/replace job. Other than that, highly useful. Great stuff!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.14.0.1-signed). 

Override User Agent

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good so far. I love the restartless addons, when I can get them.

I'd love to see a full set of options for faking agent strings for preset lists of sites, with wildcard matching. (Including '.*' for all sites not matched with narrower filters.)

I haven't tested yet to see if this also changes agent strings reported via JS. If so, that would put this far ahead of the old User Agent Switcher addon.

User Agent Switcher

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I was unaware that this didn't change JS reporting of agent strings. That explains why it doesn't work at all for some sites.

Please fix.

Autofill Forms

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'd love to recommend this extension. However, it appears that it's no longer supported (no support links on the Abine page; AMO support link dead), currently broken, and looks like the reviewers are right about being forced to look at advertising.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.8.4.1-signed). 

Automatic Save Folder

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Interesting idea, but the extension options UI is antiquated, at least on Linux, and the custom buttons don't display correctly, again on Linux.

Form History Control

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It would be really nice if this long-standing bug could be fixed:

Error: TypeError: can't access dead object
Source file: chrome://formhistory/content/overlay/FhcFormSaveOverlay.js
Line: 412

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0.2.1-signed). 

Lazarus: Form Recovery

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

AMO version has been completely out of sync with main release on getlazarus.com for a long time. Main release leaks resources and may be unusable in any case. Suggest removal from AMO.

Cookie Controller

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Replacing earlier review:

Great tool! Does appear to work with Firefox 15 after all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Cookie Controller

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great tool! Unfortunately, it looks like it's not working with Firefox 15 beta.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

DNSSEC/TLSA Validator

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This extension depends entirely on a plugin, which is of course going to be blocked by NoScript (if you use that) or Firefox 14 plugin click-to-play (if you use that). So it's frankly not very useful, and requires you to choose between security, or security.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.5.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

DNSSEC/TLSA Validator

Great idea, poor execution Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, there's no diagnostic information provided, and the support site is really no help. The validator is not working for me, and reports that no sites are secured. That's odd, because http://test.dnssec-or-not.org/ reports I'm using DNSSec, and 'dig nic.cz. SOA +dnssec | grep "flags.* ad"' produces ";; flags: qr rd ra ad" on an alternate (Linux) machine. (Testing on Windows.) My local resolver is set up for DNSSEC operation, and seems to work correctly for all other cases.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.5.1-signed.1-signed). 

Personal Menu (Personal Firefox Button)

Works great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Replacement for earlier review: the new Form History Control appears to have broken Personal Menu (and other things): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/form-history-control/versions/

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Personal Menu (Personal Firefox Button)

Incompatible with Aurora 14.0a2 Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Love the add-on, but it's not working.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.7.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Perspectives

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With Moxie's Convergence project apparently defunct, it's great to see that the original inspiration is still being actively developed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3.1-signed). 

Certificate Patrol

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It's a great idea, but for server farms like Google's, where there aren't any consistent certificates, it's simply going to numb you to the idea that certs are always changing.

Until the authors are willing to fix this—we've been complaining about it for years—it's worse than useless.

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

Mail Summaries

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thought it conflicted with Thunderbird Conversations, but re-enabling it after an upgrade to TBird 12.0a has it working. Some sort of temporary glitch?

Excellent add-on!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0).