Alois Wrdlbrmbfd

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Developer Information
Name Alois Wrdlbrmbfd
Location Berlin
Homepage http://www.ax11.de/
User since February 21, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 4 themes
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Themes I've created

My Reviews

Add to Search Bar

You cant do without it Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really, this is one of my candidates for "best Add-On ever". Easy, small and extremely useful. If it just had an option to customize each search engine's URI or API call, I'd give six stars. I'd pick the sixth one from the sky :)

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

Whois Lookup & Hosting & DNS & Site Flags Firefox

Did not work - but spy on me Rated 1 out of 5 stars

After install on FF 36.0 Whois Lookup & ... appeared correctly in the add-ons list, but does nothing. At least nothing you would exspect like adding a button to your add-on-bar or an option to the context menu. So, in my case it provided no function, nothing useful, just nothing.
What it did, as I realized watching the HTTP response headers, was excessive spying. Each and every page I visited.was instantly phoned home (home to Key Systems, Germany, who are hiding behind the "myip.ms" profile. For whatever reason.) and sent to Google Analytics - together with a suspiciously long, encrypted parameter list.
So to put this in clear words: This plugin does not just send queries about websites, you want examined, it sends everything you do to Key Systems AG as well as to Google Analytics. I, for one, would not exactly call this "moderate use".

Lightbeam for Firefox

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I tried Lightbeam in its' early days and just rechecked :( Shame. The buttons STILL are not doing anything with the Linux version. No list, no info on tracking sites, nothing! Either support Linux or don't, but please don't claim to do so and release completely unmaintained alibiware like that!
Utterly useless and also annoying.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.10.2.1-signed). 

ImportExportTools

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Much like good, old archivemail, just without the hassle. And, of course, it works with remote mail folders. A little polish for the exported HTML (index page, etc) and I'd give it five...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.0.4). 

Print pages to Pdf

Meh! You can do this with wget and gs !1! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

...if you have 1) no life and 2) a masochist affaire with the command line :)
Otherwise you definitively want to use this plugin. It's not only pretty perfect in translating layout and structural elements of HTML into PDF (including index, subindices, chapters etc.), it also is the only "honest" PDF generating extension I know (apart form CUPS-PDF - which actually is not an extension) as it really locally processes your request without involving questionabe third parties. Kudos!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.9.0.1-signed). 

Header Spy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works pretty well for me (FF4, Loonix[Debian])

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.4.2.1-signed). 

Add to Search Bar

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I hate to say this, but for me, FF 3.6 and Debian/GNU Linux it works on this actual site (addons.mozilla.org) but absolutely nowhere else. Maybe an incompatibilty with some other addon, but it's definitely not working.

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

Web of Trust, WOT: Website Reputation Ratings

Nicht frei von Ungereimtheiten Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Prinzipiell: WOT liefert zu oft äusserst fragwürdige Einschätzungen von Seiten. Mir persönlich scheint, dass ein Grossteil der Nutzer das Bewertungssystem missbraucht, um seine persönlichen politischen und moralischen Vorstellungen zu propagieren. Der Reiz solcher Tools für Moralapostel und Fanatiker ist nun mal wirklich gross. Die Datenschutzerklärung kann keinswegs überzeugen, dass die gewonnenen Daten nicht ganz anderen Zwecken dienen, als arglose User annehmen würden. Das Open-Source-Argument ist IMHO reine Augenwischerei, denn was serverseitig mit den Daten geschieht ist vollkommen intransparent und die auffällig vagen Formulierungen in den AGB lassen ein gewisses Misstrauen gegenüber den Betreibern angebracht erscheinen. Dass die Website selbst, sowie die scheinbar lokalen Hilfeseiten Usertracking von einschlägig bekannter dritter Seite enthalten und der Betreiber eine kommerziell arbeitende Firma mit unklarem Geschäftsgebiet ist, schafft ebenfalls Raum für unschöne Vermutungen, die der Betreiber bislang nicht zweifelsfrei ausräumen konnte.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20100908.1-signed).