Articles by ElGuru

Has Blue Frog Croaked?

Over the past 48 hours there has been a lot of ‘rumors’ and ‘chatter’ that just may be Blue Frog croaked and that the Do Not Intrude Registry database has been compromised. Their web site has been inaccessible since May 1st due to various DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. On to top of that, apparently a desperate group of spammers are claiming they sent out this message to ALL the registered users of Blue Frog on May 1st: Hey, You are recieving this email because you are a member of BlueSecurity (http://www.bluesecurity.com). You signed up because you were expecting to…

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Blue Frog

A while back on the Go Firefox! Forum, the humble Guru was asked about Blue Frog Anti Spam extension and software. The extension and software (about 4 MB) are suppose to reduce the amount of Spam you get by making spammers remove all Blue Community members from their mailing lists. The software will automatically run in the background when you access your web e-mail accounts (Yahoo!, G-Mail, Hotmail, etc) and go through your junk/bulk folder and report the spam. For Desktop mail clients (Thunderbird, Outlook, Eudora, etc.) you will need to forward the messages directly to a special address you…

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Excellent Move Mr. Schroepfer!

Note: Some of this content I had posted previously on the Go Firefox! Forum. After some time to think this over and doing some in depth research I have decided to dig into this in more detail on my blog.On Friday, April 28th, Mozilla announced they would be pulling a major feature from the forthcoming Firefox 2.0 (due out later this year). In the announcement on mozillaZine, there is a link to a news group post by Mike Schroepfer of Mozilla Corporation explains the reasoning for the feature removal. There are two key points here: The decision to remove an…

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Multiple Profile Disorder!

I appear to be suffering from Multiple Profile Disorder! With all the testing I do on Go Firefox! and with different versions of Firefox (1.0.7, 1.0.8, 1.5.0.*, 1.6a1, Bon Echo, etc.). I have way too many profiles and I am not even sure what some of them are and worse yet, what version of Firefox I was using them for! So Guru, What is a “Profile”? Simply put a ‘profile’ on Firefox is your settings or a non-technical term personality. Your profile contains all your Bookmarks (Favorites for you IE folks), Extensions (add-ons, more about these in another time), Themes…

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A Blog is Born!

Well, I have finally jumped on the bandwagon and have created a blog! This blog is going to be primarily (if not entirely) about my experiences with Firefox. What the heck is Firefox you might be asking yourself? Well, it is a free, open-source web browser created by the folks at Mozilla. It is a great alternative to the buggy and security hole ridden IE browser. I consider myself somewhat (only because I haven’t done any development type of stuff) of an advanced user of Firefox. Over the past year and half now, I have done a lot (including crashing)…

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