Scott Ferguson

About me

Developer Information
Name Scott Ferguson
Location Australia
Occupation IT Consultant (keyboard wrangler and spaghetti wrestler)
Homepage http://www.scottferguson.com.au/
User since October 15, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 6 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 3 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

Hi!
As a long time fan of Firefox, especially the Debian Iceweasel build (thanks Monsieur Hommey), I thought I'd return something to the project that has been of great use to me for many years.

Add-ons I've created

Debian-firewall

Use Google SSL to search the last month of the Debian-firewall mailing list posts

Not yet rated
10 weekly downloads

Debian-user

Uses Google SSL to search the last month of Debian-user mailing list posts. Time period for search results is easily modified in the Google search results page.

Not yet rated
10 weekly downloads

GooglePlus

Use Google SSL to search Google+ posts
This Opensearch plugin is faster and uses less bandwidth than the default Google+ search plugin which uses a lot of images.
Includes Google Suggestions (wowee).

Not yet rated
5 weekly downloads

Debian-BSD

Use Google SSL to search the last month of the Debian-bsd mailing list posts

Not yet rated
4 weekly downloads

Debian-Hurd

Use Google SSL to search the last month of the Debian-hurd mailing list posts

Not yet rated
0 weekly downloads

My Reviews

User Agent RG

Thanks Rated 5 out of 5 stars

*Updated* - Was good, now useless as it no longer installs - just fails silently.

*Previously*
Great tool. Absolutely no complaints despite extensive use. May all your bugs be shallow and easy to find.

Open With

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent tool. Very useful - I now have a simple way of opening the same page in my current version of Iceweasel, early Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Chromium, Iceape, several versions of Internet Explorer, Lynx, Links2, Konqueror, and Opera.
Nice work. Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2.1.1-signed). 

Live HTTP Headers

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent tool. Many thanks.

ScrapBook

Excellent, but... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great tool - but for one small feature I'd rate it 10 out of 5.
If only if used a file browser to allow me to save the page/site where ever I want, or, at least allow me to select any directory beneath the "root" directory.
Currently I set the root directory to ~/References
If I then save the support page for Scrapbook I can choose to create a directory beneath "root" called Scrapbook. But instead of creating ~/References/Scrapbook it creates ~/References/data/20121014135147/
What I would like created is ~/References/Scrapbook/20121014135147/

I hope I didn't overlook something in the documentation.

Thanks for your great work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.5.1-signed). 

Modify Headers

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent tool!
Just the thing for Vodafone's insidious lossy image compression and nasty javascript injection.
Now I can see high resolution images again!

Action: Modify, Name: Cache-Control, Value: no-cache
Action: Modify, Name: Pragma, Value: no-cache

Many thanks for your fine work.

CacheViewer Continued

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I only rate this extension at 5 stars because the rating knob won't go any higher. :-)
Re: failure to show deletion of more than three cache entries (@ifasmilecanhelp). It seems to delete multiple cache entries without problem - just requires you close the extension then re-open it.
Anyway you could add a refresh button or re-read the cache contents after a deletion?
Any one? Oh wait... I'm anyone :-)
OK - I'll add it to my list of things to do when I run out of things to do. :-D

Thanks again for your work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8). 

Thunderbird Pedophile Reporter

Smells like a dead rat Rated 1 out of 5 stars

If you feel you need this plugin you should contact the police instead. If you've given money or information to this person you may regret it.

This guy's website is dodgy.. Everything is incomplete - and he claims to be a "network security expert"? The "law enforcement" page is blank and the only thing he seems to have put time into is the donations button. None of the media references check out either. Looks like the only things people have to say about "Joe the Investigator" are bad:-
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ofVk50W2VfkJ:www.facebook.com/pages/Internet-Predator-Tracker/92592066047%3Fsk%3Dphotos_stream+&cd=8&hl=en

One of his other sites cibir.net "CIBIR LLC. Network Security Experts" is full of nasty spam. https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Acibir.net
Maybe that's why the supposed photo of him is obscured by a coffee cup?

More of his scams:-
http://bloginvestigations.con
http://www.pimall.con
http://checkyourspouse.con
http://piclassroom.con
http://mailsleuthonline.con
http://thejoemo.con
http://www.emailsleuth.con
and many more (sigh) NOTE: tld changed from .com to .con so he doesn't get link juice from exposure.

Debian buttons

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice to see an extension build for a max version of Firefox 5 still works well in Iceweasel/Firefox 7.0.1.
Thank you Damyan Ivanov.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1-signed).