Category: editorial note

Theme Font & Size Changer for Thunderbird 64.6 fixes (#E6F4)

Yeah, f*ck me, why am I doing this.

Okay, so after a few requests and complaints about issues with TB 60.2.1 and 63b1, I spent the last hours digging deeper. That’s a mess, and not only on the code side of this addon, but also in terms of Mozilla. Well, who would have thought.

64.6 was just uploaded to the TB repository, could take a week to get that approved. Took care of zoom field and fonts list, also updated some more stuff that got disabled already or will get disabled in the near future.

Zoom. Not as in the Mazda cars, but as in layout.css.devPixelsPerPx. That actually was set to an oncommand on the text box itself, which, after I finally got it to break in 60.2.1, never again worked in previous versions. […]


Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird “legacy” addons (#E6F3)

News from the friendly crackpots over at Mozilla:

Hello,

 

You are receiving this email because you are listed as a developer of a legacy add-on on addons.mozilla.org (AMO). Mozilla will stop supporting Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 52, the final release that is compatible with legacy add-ons, on September 5, 2018.
 
As no supported versions of Firefox will be compatible with legacy add-ons after this date, we will start the process of disabling legacy add-on versions on AMO. On September 6, 2018, submissions for new legacy add-on versions will be disabled.

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Let’s Encrypt! (#E7)

Just added a SSL/TLS certificate to the site, which once again is a breeze due to the very helpful commandline tools of my hoster uberspace. Works for me, at the moment, so let’s see how much stuff breaks in WordPress over the next few days and months. What could possibly go wrong :grin:

(Yes, I know HTTP logins aren’t state of the art, but why serve HTTPS to literally a thousand spammer accounts that never ever managed to sign in? Waiting for the first one to actually pass…) […]


Theme Font & Size Changer for Thunderbird (#E6F2)

Aaaand it’s finally available as a direct download for Thunderbird (and FF / FF ESR up to 56.x) – use the addon page in your TB/FF or have a look here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/theme-font-size-changer-fixed/

That only took 13 DAYS to approve, I’m impressed. Go Mozilla, you guys are awesome! (I kept one of the keywords for that fuckup, tyvm)

[Original post is here] […]


Theme Font & Size Changer for Thunderbird (#E6) [update 64.3 #2]

[You’re late to the party. This crap has been fixed and is now available as addon directly from Mozilla. Click here for the addon announcement, or read the comments on this page for a secondary fix (64.4) for TB58+.]

You know what really grinds my gears? MORONS that “maintain” a piece of software.

This guy called Baris Derin has quite a lot of Mozilla (FF/TB) addons out there. Great stuff. I’ve been using the font changer for quite some time, as my Thunderbird looks a bit odd with default settings. So, what’s wrong with it? […]


Easter break (#E5)

Well, everybody – have a nice Easter holiday.

Thanks for the long weekend, dude! […]


Back! Well, sort of… (#E4)

Hey folks, I’m back! ;)
Two months off the blog seemed like a long time, but actually it wasn’t. After filing taxes and hosting my brother for a week, I also got snail mail from the long-forgotten dispute with the German propaganda agency “ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice”, formerly known as GEZ. And as they finally decided (after 1.5 years!) that they don’t care about my arguments and they also snooped my new address from the registration office, they let me know. I had the choice between accepting paying 18€ A MONTH for one-sided fake news that I don’t listen to (not even having a TV or radio to do so) or to start a pointless legal battle – so I went to court to just do that. […]


Death and Taxes (#E3)

Well, not the Path of Exile map that screwed me over last week because animated weapons friggen fly above the ground and are entirely unaffected by my sparker build…no, it’s about the real taxes that are as certain and inevitable as death itself.

Apparently, it is that time of the year where the German tax authorities want the tax declaration for the last year, so I got to comply if I do not want to be fined. As this is my first real (required) filing, I need some time off to prepare the documents. I did one voluntarily for 2012 last December, but that’s not legally decided yet…5 months are indeed a very short amount of time to decide about a few thousand Euros spread across maybe 50 pages of paper :) But the mills of bureaucracy like to be fed well, and so I’ll pour in documents for tenfold that amount this time. […]


About “wanhunglo”… (#E2)

Got a strange message to the moar@ address some time ago…still cannot decide what to do with it.

Dear President or CEO,
I am grateful for you checking this letter out. We are a Chinese domain registrar. Recently, we received the registration request from MCLK Global Ltd applying to register wanhunglo brand and domain names(cn hk etc), which have same main body as your company’s name. We send this letter to confirm with your company whether or not you authorize them to register those names. Please give me your thoughts ASAP so as to let us carry on, Thanks.

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On the Move… (editorial note #E1)

Hey, just some announcements and technical details for people out there that think about WordPress hosting.

I switched hosting providers this weekend, moving away from do.de (Domain-Offensive) to Uberspace. I’d still recommend DO for registering domains and very basic web hosting, yet their proclaimed WordPress (and other CMS) support doesn’t really cut the mustard. They do have proper support with people that are helpful and skilled, but they won’t change a crucial detail – so I’ve got to leave. A friend of mine introduced me to Uberspace, which looks very promising. […]