Help! I'm at that point where…

This website has grown to the point where there's too much stuff for me to deal with and so i'd like to solicit some help. The Firefox junk alone is getting to be a rather large burden.

I'd like my readers to be more involved and make this more of a community project, especially those that know more than i do about the stuff i write about. At the moment i could use help with Everything Firefox, as well as the Rescuing Israel content, the latter of which needs a lot of work. Then there's a lengthy series of articles about the dangers of vaccines that i've been toying with for over a year and is still no where near publishing.

If you have knowledge in these areas, or in alternative/natural healthcare, along with a desire to become rich and famous (major LIE!), then i'd really like to hear from you. Following are the benefits of an editor position here at 12bytes.org:

Pay: $0
Medical insurance: 1 box of (mostly unused) Band-Aids/decade
Vacation: Virtual reality app, all expenses paid (by you)
Expense account: $0.00000000000/yr.
Knowing you're helping to educate others: $$$ PRICELESS $$$

I earn exactly nothing from this website, so it only costs me money to run. I'd be interested in monetizing it and sharing the earnings, but i am NOT interested anyone who want's to use it as an advertising platform for their own site (i've gotten several of these stupid offers and i ignore all of them). If you have some creative ideas as to how to monetize in an ETHICAL way that benefits readers, i'm open to discussing that, however i am primarily interested in improving existing content and adding to what is already here.

If you're interested, contact me.

Article update: Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs

Some slight changes were made to the Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs. Nothing important, i just removed my Mozilla rant and gave it a dedicated page. Also i added the NoCoin adblock list to uBlock Origin which is a cryptomining blocking filter which you can add to uBlock simply by clicking the link in the description for that repository.

Speaking of cyrptomining, Firefox 67, released today, includes two new options in its 'Privacy & Security' settings; one to block fingerprinting and one to block cryptominers. To my knowledge both of these rely on 3rd party filter lists which are likely pretty rudimentary and therefore i don't recommend enabling these options at this time since the filters used by uBlock are probably much more comprehensive. I need to dig into this deeper to verify how these options work however. It would be great to not have to use Canvas Blocker if the native anti-fingerprinting stuff in Firefox could eventually address all of the important stuff in Canvas Blocker. If anyone has any feedback in this area, please leave a comment.

Update: I think i've confirmed that both of the new fingerprinting and cryptomining prefs in FF v67 rely on lists. If we look at browser.safebrowsing.provider.mozilla.lists in about:config, here's the value of that preference:

base-track-digest256,mozstd-trackwhite-digest256,content-track-digest256,mozplugin-block-digest256,mozplugin2-block-digest256,block-flash-digest256,except-flash-digest256,allow-flashallow-digest256,except-flashallow-digest256,block-flashsubdoc-digest256,except-flashsubdoc-digest256,ads-track-digest256,social-track-digest256,analytics-track-digest256,base-fingerprinting-track-digest256,content-fingerprinting-track-digest256,base-cryptomining-track-digest256,content-cryptomining-track-digest256,fanboyannoyance-ads-digest256,fanboysocial-ads-digest256,easylist-ads-digest256,easyprivacy-ads-digest256,adguard-ads-digest256

In there we see base-fingerprinting-track-digest256, content-fingerprinting-track-digest256, base-cryptomining-track-digest256 and content-cryptomining-track-digest256.

I don't know what lists Firefox is using, but given that Mozilla tries to not break a lot of websites with these privacy options, they are probably rudimentary as i said earlier and so, again, i do not recommend enabling those two options if you're using uBlock. The same goes for all of the Content Blocking options with the exception of cookies and how that should be set depends on how uMatrix is set up and whether you're using the Site Bleacher add-on.

New article: The Mozilla Monster

I have little (and not so little) rants about Firefox and Mozilla tucked into the crevices of several articles and posts and so i decided to consolidate. The Mozilla Monster is now my official watering hole for everything i hate about the Mozilla Foundation… or at least strongly dislike… or question. Don't get me wrong, i still use and recommend Firefox, but i think it's days are numbered.