I finally got around to updating my user.js-notify script for Firefox. The script can now do checks for Thunderbird also. This is a Bash script (think Linux) that produces a desktop notification with information about the user.js and the user-overrides.js files for both Firefox and Thunderbird as well as the latest versions of both the Firefox and Thunderbird configuration guides. Basically it checks for updates to the files.
The repo is here (script is in the /misc directory), the changes are here, and the script can be downloaded here.
Please report any bugs either here as a comment or on the repo.
* script works with both firefox and thunderbird
* script is now in more of a waterfall format so that checks that depend
on previous checks which fail no longer take place (this fixes erroneous
* path to firefox and thunderbird default profile folders is now
determined from profiles.ini files
* changed some default values for options
* changed the hyperlink for the firefox pro config guide
* misc. small edits
First of all i'm nearly the last person that should be writing anything about coding since a) i've only ever worked with 3 scripting languages and b) i'm self-taught, but, that said, i'm gonna do so anyway.
Poking around the web reveals a potential controversy regarding the 'correct' naming convention for variables. I've read that prefixing a variable with a letter representing its type is 'old' and out of style, one reason being that the variable type could be changed at some point. I totally disagree. I find prefixing variables with a letter representing their type to be useful, intuitive, time saving and cleaner.
If you define a variable and then access it much later, after you've forgotten what the hell it holds, well now you have go back and figure out its type. Is it an array? An integer? Where did i first use it and did i change its type somewhere along the way? And as for variables where its type is changed, that's easy to handle as well.
Here's the naming convention i use for variables:
aAnArray = an array that will always be an array
iAnInteger = an integer that will always be an integer
nFloatingPoint = a floating point that will always be a floating point
sSomeString = a string that will always be a string
vAnyType = a variable that could be any type
exeCommand = holds an executable, maybe with arguments
siStringInteger = holds a string followed by an integer
isIntegerString = holds an integer followed by a string
...and so on
Free Mind Films has decided to work with international best-selling author - James Perloff to tell the virtually unknown story of the Council On Foreign Relations (CFR) and how that organization is the key to understanding how our world has become what we see today. Mr. Perloff literally wrote the book on the CFRs existence more than 20 years ago and now he's back with a new book titled "Truth is a Lonely Warrior" which he is used as the research platform to write the script for 'ShadowRing'. ShadowRing will entertainingly unfold the events that led to the creation of the CFR, the important players who were instrumental in the council's success within American politics, and how the CFR wields unimaginable influence over the geo-political agenda of the United States and consequently the events that have shaped our world for the last 100 years. Expert witnesses and testimony will be weaved together with a historical visual landscape designed to present the inherent complexity of this subject in a way that is palatable for someone who has no prior knowledge of the CFR or what power it has over our lives. Source documents will give credibility to these incredible and life shattering revelations. By providing the audience with the facts and avoiding opinions or conjecture, ShadowRing will break down the dis-information and unlock the secrets of the CFR providing fertile ground to encourage a new public debate on the ethical and moral implications of allowing such a small group of individuals to command such power and influence over our lives.
I've not been keeping an eye on the news for nearly four months. Regular visitors may recall that my last News Bytes post was made in early June. The primary reason for ignoring most news, which i tend to do now and then, is because 95+% of it bad news and reading all that bad news every day can take a toll on ones demeanor and outlook.
One area of 'bad news' i haven't kept up with is the (non-existent) SARS-CoV-2 "virus" sewage still being pumped out by the lame-stream media, governments and stupid doctors and scientists who have an ego to protect. I've read enough books and listened to quite enough educated doctors and scientists in order to form a strong, scientifically sound opinion which dictates that no one has ever isolated SARS-CoV-2, nor any other alleged "virus", ever, using the scientific method.
To any reasonable adult, the word 'isolate' means to separate one thing from all other things, yet virologists literally do precisely the opposite when they claim to have "isolated" a "virus". They create conditions never found in nature which cannot support life then, when the cells die, as they are destined to do, they claim that the debris/exosomes emitted by the cells are "the virus". Never mind that exactly none of these indoctrinated fools have ever isolated anything according Koch's postulates, much less proven that these alleged "viruses" can be transmitted among anything, human or otherwise.
For a very long time i have recommended Firefox hardened with the 'arkenfox' user.js and some crucial extensions for anyone that cares about privacy and security, not because i'm any sort of Firefox fanboy (i hate Mozilla) but because i see Firefox as the only candidate that is best suited to privacy hardening at this time. In other words, i believe Firefox to be the lessor evil, but evil nonetheless. It's a very sad state of affairs but that's where we're at.