#Fediverse: I created `Cloud Firewall` addon. Block connections to big 5 tech clouds based on IP address ranges they own. If a site/page/resource IP matches a bundled list of IP address ranges, it's blocked
It's not a hosts/filterlist type "ad tracker blocker".
It's "firewall" - looks at IP address of URL bar and 1p/3p resources.
#Fediverse, I created "Wayback Everywhere" addon : Auto-redirect all pages opened from feeds to their archived versions in Wayback Machine + Auto-save to WM if not yet archived. Has Updatable "Excludes List" + can also Auto-Exclude sites.
(Pic) my 11 month📱 stats
All features listed briefly : https://gitlab.com/gkrishnaks/WaybackEverywhere-Firefox/blob/master/README.md
syfy.com, Phil Plait article, comparison image, accessibility - font weight and contrast
New features in next Cloud Firewall update
New Feature: "copy to clipboard" buttons in popup menu to allow an user to copy a list of resource URLs that are blocked by the addon, as per her chosen block rules.
Option to copy the list in five formats :
Options 1 to 3 are very human-friendly. JSON will be handy if someone writes a tool to consume this list!
I'm doing some final checks and will push it to store this week. #CloudFirewall
My article on photorealistic light simulation with Radiance has been featured on #BlenderNation!
Spiral galaxies generally have large quantities of dust and gas inside them. This allows for star formation in these galaxies. Some of the dust in M104 (shown) can be seen as a dust lane along the edge of the galaxy. #astrophoto
I mentioned it as one of the purposes of Cloud Firewall addon.. Yesterday GCP had a global outage. Many sites that are not in GCP but had some 3p resources there were impacted!
(See GCP outage map attached)
"If you are a website developer and have some resources like js/pics/videos hosted in Cloud providers AWS/Azure/GCP, use the addon for testing website behaviour for the "test scenario" case of where the whole Cloud goes down"
Cloud Firewall + Lightbeam experiment
In Cloud Firewall addon, I set all switches ON. I loaded the 25 sites' home pages from https://github.com/jawz101/TrackersVsFirefox under these conditions :
1) Empty hosts file.
2) Disabled Firefox's native tracking protection.
3) Only 2 addons : Cloud Firewall, Lightbeam.
Only 12/25 sites loaded as the rest are hosted in cloud. Here's the 3p graph of those 12 sites (Ignore github which I opened to get list of sites)
Pls let me know if you reproduce this exp
I wrote a post on the difference between a software project's "Active User" and "User from Outside": https://bnolet.me/posts/2019/05/to-commit-or-not-to-commit/
Don't be a stranger, help your local developer
My 'Wayback Everywhere' addon for chromium, I will have to either rewrite it for chromium or drop support for chromiums if Google proceeds with removing the webrequest API blocking mode.
Hope Firefox won't match this API removal, so it should continue to work fine in Firefox/variants. (Cloud Firewall also uses this webrequest API blocking mode)
Yes, you can use LibreOffice inside a web browser! Learn about LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based version of the suite – where it came from, what improvements were made in 2018, and how you can deploy it on your infrastructure: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/05/29/annual-report-2018-libreoffice-online/
If you find yourself sitting in cars now and then, this might be interesting to you and help you prevent accidents.
So if you open a cars door from the inside, you open the door with the hand that's not next to the door. This means that you turn around you body which automatically turns your vision in the direction where other cars or bikes might come from.
I was taught this early on I believe, anyways this is the way I have always done it.
Cloud Firewall version 0.0.1.17 is just a patch to bring jQuery.js and bootstrap.js to their latest versions. These 2 libraries are used in help, update info pages.
No other change in this version is there apart from this.
In Cloud Firewall addon, I'm working on a new feature : "copy to clipboard all the cloud-hosted resource URLs in this page" button to popup menu.
The resource URLs will be copied in 2 formats : YAML, JSON.
YAML is more human-friendly.
Feedback needed : Is there any other human-friendly format I can provide?
linux command line
xclip is a nice utility for redirecting the output of commands typed at the command line to the clipboard(where stuff is stored when doing things like cut-and-paste).
On fedora to install:
yum install xclip
dnf install xclip
Be aware there are three clipboards and that the (Shift+Insert) one is usually called clipboard
w | xlipc -i sel clipboard
pipes the output of the w command to the clipboard which can then be pasted(say, to a browser) with the mouse or otherwise.
Another great LibrePlanet talk, discussing the technologies that might help us decentralize our computing to the client. Or in business-speak "edge":
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