Gregory Norris

About me

Developer Information
Name Gregory Norris
Location Ohio
Occupation Student
User since October 10, 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'm a Jesus Freak, Student studying to be an Computer Science Engineer, a Gamer, and an Anime Fan. I rarely use addons for appearance but, instead focus on function. I'll occasionally use addons for entertainment as well, though I usually just use desktop clients for that.

My Reviews

Gcache+

Good but Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It serves my purposes for the most part but it would be nice if when I'm browsing a cached page if it would open a cached page for internal links. Right now I'm trying to check a wiki that's been down but I have to remember to right click each and every link.

Remove Duplicate Messages (Alternate)

Nice but could be better Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works pretty well, haven't had any issues yet and removed a ton of duplicates (especially in one of my RSS feeds). The only thing I've found thus far that I don't like is that the it's a little bit of a pain to setup. Perhaps adding a button with a dropdown menu that provides options. Included in that could be an option to scan all folders (since I don't keep all my email in one global folder I have to select the different main folders for each account).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Remove Duplicate Messages (Alternate)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Haven't actually tried it yet but I will later tonight. To be on the safe side I plan on following this process:
Do some cleanup
Delete all trash
Backup Email
Try the Remove Duplicates addon, make sure it's set to check the entire message and delete to trash.
Check Trash to see what it deleted and make sure the originals not only exist but, are unharmed.

If I like it I probably won't post another review, if I like it but, it lacks a feature I'll post a review with my suggestions.

Also: When I try it later tonight I will be offline so if there is a problem with new messages downloading during the process that should be negated.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.5). 

Force-TLS

Good but, GUI could use some work. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've found the button for manually adding sites but, not for automatically launching them securely. It would be nice if there was a button in my status bar thing (the bottom panel in firefox) that would add/remove sites. Also, a universal always use HTTPS would be nice. There could then be a manual override or a blacklist type feature. Most sites I go to I really wouldn't mind the 2% overhead of knowing I'm a lot more secure.

For those that don't know: When you use https or any form of encryption for that matter there is a slight overhead (extra bandwidth) needed to send the encrypted data. This is because of two things:
1.) encrypted traffic is usually bigger than non-encrypted traffic.
2.) To enable the encryption a bit of data must first be sent back and forth so that using the magic of math both the server and your computer can learn to speak an encrypted language that no one else can understand. For more on this you could probably google cryptology.

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

Firefox Sync for Firefox 3.5/3.6

Same as a lot of people Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Just like the other comments I've read I've not gotten this to sync up to the servers at all. I've also reported issues already with the integrated version of ffb6. I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt and say it's because there's more load than was expected but, if you don't have the servers to support this then please either invest in more powerful servers/bandwidth or outsource. I love the idea and have been using XMarks for a similar purpose but, I do need something that works most if not all the time.

P.S. I'm not sure if it's possible but, it would be kind of cool to have this work with Ubuntu One.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5).