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Software Philosophy

I love open source software, not just for technological reasons, but also for philosophical reasons. Isn't it lovely to be able to share things freely and build a better world together? Over the past few years I have tried to convey this love to students, but generally have failed miserably. This year I will try once again, and to help me I have put together a visualisation in order to try and make the situation clear. In designing this I have tried to be as impartial as a fanatic can be, showing that open source is not the right choice for everything, but that it has its place and does some things incredibly well. Software Philosophy_web

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Firefox: Essential Plugins 2012

Right from the start of its life as a browser, Firefox aimed to ship with a small set of functionality which could be extended using Addons. If there is something you need to do, and Firefox does not do it out of the box, …

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App Tabs: Smarter Web Browsing

As we move more and more of our desktop work onto the web, we need browsers that recognise and support this. Fortunately, recent versions of both Firefox and Chrome do this through App Tabs (aka Pin Tabs). This feature acts an extension to the concept of tabbed browsing. The idea of an App Tab is to take a website you use often (such as your email), shrink its tab, and pin it to the left side of the tab bar.

Scrolllooper

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/162030/

Scrolllooper is a Firefox Addon that I created to allow automatic¬† page scrolling in an infinite loop. This addon was designed to allow a web page to be displayed in public on a large screen. The aim of the addon is simply to automatically …

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Firefox Addons for Web Designers & Developers

Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source web browser which aims to provide a simple, light and fast way to browse the web. It is one of the main driving forces in the web today, and the competition it provides is one of the reasons …

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Wappalyzer

http://wappalyzer.com/

Wappalyzer is a Firefox addon that tells you what, if any, content management system has been used to create the website you are currently viewing. This saves hunting through source code looking for keywords when you find a site you like and wish to …

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