I have finally secured my online ID as far as I can do so while also making my passwords a bit easier to remember. It always bugged me that I had to either use the same password for all the sites or write down all my passwords so that I don’t forget. In the end I settled for a path in the middle where non important sites (like forums and social networking ones) where using the same old classic password and the important site (gmail, wordpress etc) has a customized password – and I still ended up forgetting a lot of them all the time. Even then I was not happy because I couldn’t realistically change my passwords at set intervals as I would have wanted to (well, I could but it would take me all day) and in order not to forget them easily I had to use a custom kind of mix that I could remember.

Fortunately, as I was looking around today for something to make the save dialog of [tag]Firefox[/tag] a bit better (I has unsuccessful btw) I stumbled onto this [tag]extension[/tag]. Now I can create strong passwords for evey site without having to bother remembering anything else other than the master key. Not only that but I can easily update a [tag]password[/tag] just by “bumping” the site and I can update all my passwords just by changing the master key. I’ll still have to go to each site and update the password; but it’s still easier than thinking of a new one that I can memorize while still keeping it hard to guess.

If I was feeling extra paranoid, I could even stop firefox from memorizing my passwords and it would still not be very difficult for me to type the password each time.

Oh yes, I love my firefox extensions 🙂

Η Ελλάδα 10η στην Ευρώπη στην χρήση του Firefox

Για φαντάσου, και μας είχα για πιο οπισθοδρομικούς. Και όμως λοιπόν, οι χρήστες του internet στην Ελλάδα χρησιμοποιούν το firefox σε μεγαλύτερο ποσοστό απο την Αγγλία και την Γαλλία. Ο πιο μεγάλος οπαδός της Πύραλεπούς φαίνεται να είναι η Σλοβενία με ~36% – Σχετικό άρθρο

Απο μια άλλη άποψη, είναι λογικό να έχουμε μεγαλο ποσοστό χρήσης διότι στην Ελλάδα είμαστε ακόμη απίστευτα πίσω όσον αφορά το internet. Σαν αποτέλεσμα, κοιτόντας τον μέσο όρος του επιπέδου τεχνογνωσίας του μέσου όρου απο τους “net-χρήστες” μας, λογικά θα πρέπει να είναι μεγαλύτερος απο άλλες χώρες, πιο ανεπτυγμένες. Εδώ δηλαδή, το internet ακόμα είναι για τους λίγους και καλούς, οι οποίοι συνήθως ψάχνονται και λίγο περισσότερο.

Πάλι όμως, εαν στην Ελλάδα στο internet μπαίνει το 10% και απο αυτό το 10% μόνο το 20% χρησιμοποιεί Firefox, αυτό σημαίνει οτι έχουμε περίπου 216 χιλίαδες χρήστες firefox. Εαν είμασταν κόμμα θα ποιάναμε ένα 3% αμα λάχει 😉

Άντε λοιπόν, Spread Firefox!

Firefox Myths? You'd wish

Found this on the [tag]digg[/tag] and I’m really starting to get tired. So I’m calling BS and FUD

Debunk numero uno
Debunk numero duo

This guy has been posting (trolling) the same thing on every forum under the sun and he has been called on it countless times. He also posted under different aliases and names in order to give credibility and how he has been unmasked.
Only on digg he has posted the same story 3 times, one for each change he made to the article.
Now check this debunk out and notice the comments. Pwnage? I think yes!
People have actually been following him across the internet just to debunk his posts.
I’ve seen this “firefox myths” thingy pop on forums as a sig and had to put a “countersig” in order for the other guy to see the light, it’s like a god damn virus.

Too bad that it already has been dug more than a hundred times, it seems people are desperate to rain on [tag]Firefox[/tag]’s parade and are clutching at straws.

Now I’ll be the first to admit that FF has it’s own share of problems (Insert personal rant about memory hogging) but it is FAR better than IE against spyware and its extensions kick absolute ass. I’m sure I don’t need to go on, there are countless other sites to read about FF.

However it is also free (as in speech) and it gets better by the month if not by the week. It is something that gives me, the user, power to do what I want and not what the developer wants.
For example, if for some reason the mozilla foundation one day decided that firefox should have feature A that a said percentage of users found cumbersome, a new firefox would be able to be created (under another name obviously) that didn’t have it.

Firefox also does not have an agenda as IE has (promote MS Windows due to inability to work in other OS) and it will always be free (as in beer).

Anyone who uses FUD to downplay a product that has these values deserves to be called on it. If on the other hand Firefox was worse than IE, although I admit I would still use it because it is free (as in speech) I would also have no problem for other to criticize it’s existing weaknesses.

Read Firefox “Myths” | Now Read Firefox Fables | (don’t) digg story

PS: Actually, don’t read the myths page. It’s full of ads which is the real reason he’s trying to promote clicks on it, even through trolling.