From yesterday afternoon though early this morning, the Houston metro area was inundated with rains causing extensive flooding. Highways, bayous, side-streets all have become waterways. Kayaks are more useful right now than cars.
Telework is a good thing for your staff. Just saying.
- Firefox 38.0.1/38.0.1 ESR Released - Firefox Extension Guru's Blog
- Firefox 38: find out what is new - gHacks Tech News
- New Features In Firefox 38 For Desktop And Android – MakeUseOf blog
- Mozilla drops support for binary components in extensions - gHacks Tech News
- Mozilla adds Suggested Sites feature to New Tab Page - gHacks Tech News
It is just me or does it seem that there are more and more tweaks needed to remove/disable “features” being added to Firefox. I remember the good-old-days when Mozilla Firefox was the browser to go to for a lean-mean no-bloatware featured product. That’s what the “add-on/extension” platform was so exciting. If you wanted to add features, you decided what you wanted and added it! No more it seems. Sigh.
- How to disable Pocket in Firefox - gHacks Tech News
- How to remove the Dropbox Update plugin from Firefox - gHacks Tech News
- Firefox Tracking Protection decreases page load times by 44% - gHacks Tech News – (this could be a good thing...)
- Mozilla gags, but supports video copy protection in Firefox 38 - Firefox Extension Guru's Blog
- Firefox's Performance Monitor highlights slow add-ons and resource usage - gHacks Tech News. (I wonder if it could be expanded to also track browser slowness and impact of added “built-in” feature sets?)
- Here is how Mozilla's Suggested Tiles feature works - gHacks Tech News (I’m not impressed. Count on it to be disabled on my systems.)
- First Firefox uMatrix build created - gHacks Tech News
- 5 Vivaldi features that Google Chrome does not support - gHacks Tech News
- Snapshot 18.104.22.168 with more settings – Vivaldi.net
- Snapshot 22.214.171.124-1 Startup settings and tab-switching performance – Vivaldi.net
- Snapshot 126.96.36.199. Better keyboard-shortcut editing and user statistics – Vivaldi.net
I’m spending more time settling into Vivaldi. It still runs #4 (behind Firefox, Chromium, and IE 11) as a go-to browser for me. That said if development continues at this pace, it might just get swapped with my Chromium build.
The inclusion of a “true” bookmark side-bar feature is the biggest factor attracting me to Vivaldi. If you have been a hard-core Firefox user and depend on the bookmark side-bar in Firefox, the lack of a corresponding feature in Chrome/Chromium is a real hassle to swapping.
If you haven’t checked out the Vivaldi web-browser project yet, I encourage you to do so. It is still in a Technical Preview/snapshot state but so far it has been very stable for me. I wouldn’t use it with any high-security (banking/bill-pay/shopping) sites due to it’s current build state, but for general web-surfing and meme-following, it is very smooth and dependable.