Mike the Steamloller

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Developer Information
Name Mike the Steamloller
User since February 22, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

HTML Desktop Notifications

It was good and has served it's purpose Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Worked well and brought a much-needed functionality to Firefox. http://code.google.com/p/ff-html5notifications/One would think this is bad news, as this page indicates the addon has been discontinued. I will miss it. However, HTML5 notifications are now integrated into Firefox, so why would it be needed? It's good in a way that it's discontinued. It means Firefox has matured on open HTML5 standards.

Fire IE (FireIE, Enhanced IE)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Blows my mind. Five stars! A drastic improvement from IE Tab! I'd love to donate to you all, but seeing as you're in China, how is that possible? Any intermediary service to use? I'm sure you'd like support for doing the community a great service. I have this installed on my Windows boxes. Yes even in the states there are still rare sites by the government and large companies that demand I use IE. The killer feature this addon has is Adblock Plus support. Also the mouse gestures are a nice touch. But the cookie support was essential! Now I can switch engine without having to log out and back into a site.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.3). 

LinkExtend - Safety, KidSafe, Site Tools

Broken for Ages Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Seems to be abandoned. Wish I could give it ZERO stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.4).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Aaapptabs

Broken on Firefox 25 Nightly Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This addon has served its purpose very well over the years, but it is honestly time for some more updates. Firefox 25 is possibly making UI changes in preparation for the new Australis redesign. The impact is that this addon will be broken in future Firefox versions. Please fix this. Or 0 stars. Five stars when fixed. Thanks. I browsed on over to your blog and see you're active in the community, and since this addon's purpose is simple, there was no reason to update it for a long time. But with all the upcoming UX changes, it needs an update. Please I actually use this!

userAgentUpdater

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It gets the job done - plus it's the only working user agent switcher I've found compatible with the latest Firefoxes.

Eccellio Science - Search Engine

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! It's like a powered-up version of scholar! Easier to use, more visual, better options, and saves me on my reports!

Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO)

Still Solid Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I can see wanting to get some money off of an add-on, but this has lead to some bloat. I'd suggest including an option to make the notification windows smaller.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.02). 

Black Stratini

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Looks incredible even on my ancient computer with Xubuntu. The black and grey with blue menu highlighting fits in great with the system colors. XD

Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Grr... Multiple installs of this... They won't go away! Thanks a lot, Windoze update, for the FREE security holes!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Grr... Multiple installs of this... They won't go away! Thanks a lot, Windoze update, for the FREE security holes!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Grr... Multiple installs of this... They won't go away! Thanks a lot, Windoze update, for the FREE security holes!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

LinkExtend - Safety, KidSafe, Site Tools

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's incredible! Now I can finally filter out all of the ads and nasty sites (you know what) out of my search results.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1).