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Article updates!

Firefox ExtensionsThe article, Firefox Extensions – My Picks, has underwent a couple of substantial updates over the last 2 days with several extensions being removed and new ones being added. Perhaps the most notable one to be added is CanvasBlocker which falls under the security/privacy category in that it resists canvas fingerprinting. Canvas is a JavaScript API that is used to draw graphics on-the-fly and how those graphics are rendered by your computer is apparently rather unique.

 

i don't do windowsI also finally got around to writing a fairly brief article about my personal experience regarding my very drawn out transition from Microsoft Windows to GNU/Linux. Included in the article is a video by Bryan Lunduke titled Windows is AWESOME!. It’s really a great watch given his witty sense of humor, but perhaps even more so because he gave this talk at a Linux conference!

 

Jewish Holocaust MathThe Primary and Misc. resource pages for the article, Rescuing Israel: The Holocaust, are constantly updated. There are currently over 1,500 links to other websites on these pages and the number keeps growing. I really need to prune some of those links. If you haven’t yet read Rescuing Israel, i highly suggest doing so. I think the truth regarding Germany’s role in WW2 and the holocaust are key toward understanding a huge part as to why the political and social climates in several western countries is so very horrible.

 

The Money in VaccinesThe upcoming article which i’ve tentatively titled, The Truth About Vaccines, is coming along great! OK, that’s a complete lie. Actually i haven’t been working on it for months, but i have been collecting a massive number of resources. At this point i’ve only made a tiny fraction of those resources available and you can find them here. Although i feel this is a really important article for me to write, i’m getting tired of writing about depressing things, thus my slack work ethic in the vaccine department. It will come though. Eventually.

 

Lastly, i moved the 12bytes.org website to a different host which offered a substantially better package. I hope to write an article about this and why shared web hosting is garbage for several very good reasons.

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  • Single images should be clear, well focused, well composed and of a high resolution. If you are submitting a set, they should be of at least decent quality and should tell a story.
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  • If you are unable to upload your images to a hosting service for some reason, then you may submit images, one at a time, by attaching them below as long as the file size is less than 10 MB. Understand that email is not the best way to send large attachments and so i may not receive your images. If you have sent an image and it does not get posted to this website after a couple of days, please contact me.
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Some image hosting services you may want to check out are ImgTC, Imgoat and cubeupload.

Update: Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs

The user.js file in the Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs has finally been updated … and what an update it is!

I quickly realized what i got myself involved in when i started publishing my own user.js file in that it’s a lot of work to keep pace with the rapid development cycle of Firefox and i began to dread sifting through a large and ever-growing list of preferences every time i published an update. As such, i decided to piggy-back on the excellent work done by ‘Pants’ and his helpers whose custom user.js file has become rather popular since it was first published by Martin Brinkmann on Ghacks. Just a couple of days ago Pants also published his work on GitHub which i think was a great idea that will attract even more contributors.

So what does all this mean to you, the guy or gal that uses my user.js? Well, initially it means you’re going to have a lot of work to do insomuch as you’re going to have to go through the entire user.js file all over again from top to bottom. Sorry about that, but scope of this update meant it would have been extremely time consuming for me to document every single change. The good news is that future updates will be a lot easier.

The format of the new file and everything you need to do is explained in my guide. In short, i am using Pants’ configuration almost verbatim, other than commenting out a few of his preferences, and then appending my personal settings to the end of his.

So there you have it. Now get to work! :)