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Name massdave
User since July 27, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Bamboo Feed Reader

Mostly good concepts & design, would be useful with sort Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Until it's possible to sort folders, and the feed titles within each, this is all quite useless.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.8). 

IP Address and Domain Information

Do not install Firefox v29 or you will lose this very handy extension's functionality. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Sadly the incredibly lame FF v29 release renders the addon nonexecutable so, if you have not "upgraded" and you like using this tool, then save yourself some aggravation and do not install FF v29, since it only removes features and offers no benefit other than sleek lack-of-features.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed). 

Clickjacking Defense - Declarative Sec Detector

Difference between v0.77 and v0.79? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Note, there is no support section.

Version 0.77 explicitly states it searches headers for the most common XSS exploit used by Facebook clickjackers and the later version does not make that claim. Are the two similarly named/numbered addons actually different development projects entirely?

It appears so.

And what of "HTTP Content Security Policy Detector 0.78"?

Simple clarity for users is of paramount importance if the goal is in fact personal and network security. Rating temporary, will adjust as appropriate.

Update, I have had to remove this addon since I am no longer able to log into certain accounts and there is no evident facility for whitelisting nor temporary override.

Firefox Sync for Firefox 3.5/3.6

It does everything it appears to do! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is an essential component for a modern browser. And it is absolutely a must-have, in theory. In actuality however, it is far worse than useless, since it gives the false impression of being something which works. Which it is not.

Clicking the Sync icon in my status-bar provides the rotational animation which would indicate that a successful Sync has just occurred.

For nearly a week there's been something else sitting in my status-bar despite several restarts of both browser and system, during this time -- to the right of the little sync icon a red circle with white bar (the international "No Entry" symbol) appears and, to its right, the text "Error While Syncing".The only source of further information which I have found comes from left-clicking the No Entry icon / Error text. A beautifully-crafted lavender and yellow window arises, upon which it is written:

Error While Syncing
You need to update Firefox Sync to continue syncing your data.

And a button is displayed to solve the problem! Upon it there appears the inscription: Update Firefox Sync

Click the button, and Behold! the Add-ons window appears - where you can see that you have this, the latest version version of Firefox Sync already installed. Hooray!

I will probably only be using Skyfire from now on. Firefox, like NCSA Mosaic and Netscape before it, had a good run and may live long, in my heart.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Gmail Notifier

Sure, why not?! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

About three posts down, someone has offered a direct link to an unsigned xpi file on a Japanese dynamic-redirection scriptkiddie site, using a non-standard http port. I can tell from the filename that it's going to solve my problem, so: GREAT! Install that in my browser right now for sure. Here I go! Congratulate me on my superior reasoning skills.

Firefox Sync for Firefox 3.5/3.6

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Just tried the nightly Alpha version of FF Mobile for Android, for which there is now a link in Market (cart before the horse) and Sync authentication is still broken.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Firefox Sync for Firefox 3.5/3.6

Seems to work! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Seems to work quite nicely. Until I try and use it. Sorry, maybe shouldn't have tried. Mobile for Android does not authenticate. So unless I just want to send all my desktop data to the cloud and then back to the desktop - that's a backup, not a sync - then this has been a pointless exercise.

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


Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Site to which this addon redirects search queries is a driveby trojan-delivery site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dialogs are buggy but the new version WORKS! Yay!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4).

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Longtime user. Still eagerly awaiting a working version for Firefox v3.6.3.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1). 

Shareaholic | share with Google, Facebook and more

Does work with FF 3.5 on Facebook Rated 4 out of 5 stars

[EDIT: Original title: "Doesn't work with FF 3.5 on Facebook"]

It causes the sharer.php script that Facebook uses to fail in Firefox 3.5. I've been mentioning this, and nobody from Shareaholic development (nor Facebook, nor Firefox which also seems to have problems if this is any indication, with their new script-engine) has responded.

I was using Shareaholic for several services prior to the FF upgrade, though most routinely with Facebook. I shall probably have to switch to the ShareThis extension and service which does still work, oddly enough.

After posting the above here, I received a swift reply from Shareaholic Development/Support and was given the helpful recommendation to examine other add-ons which may have been conflicting; to restart my browser; to reboot. I had tried all these suggestions already but, since nobody was able to reproduce the issue, I kept trying.

Evidently some script was becoming stuck in memory. One more reboot solved the issue.

I understand some people's reservations about how Shareaholic and other sharing services and software can be misused. I'm hugely concerned about spam. It hasn't been an issue with me as far as this or any link/object sharing software is concerned.

In terms of features, support, continuous development (but lacking in constant/unnecessary updating) and simple, flexible UI, this is my favorite program in its class.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1).