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frank published Configure WP DoNotTrack to block what you want.
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frank published Iframe sandboxing support coming soonish.
Month: December 2011
Iframe sandboxing support coming soonish
Did you know you can limit the damage an iframe can do by adding the “sandbox” attribute? And that you can add a value to that attribute to loosen your grip if you choose to do so?
So yeah, the option to sandbox iframe’s pointing to blacklisted (or non-whitelisted) hostnames will probably be in a future version of WP DoNotTrack. Stay tuned!
Configure WP DoNotTrack to block what you want
I pushed out a major new version of WP DoNotTrack to the WordPress plugin repository and major in this case means:
- you can now choose between a blacklist and whitelist-approach (previous version did blacklisting only)
- define what exactly is in that black- or whitelist (previous version came with a hardcoded blacklist)
- and off course an option-page under wp-admin to change all these settings
Because of these new features (4 of them) and because I think the plugin is already at least 50% mature, I decided to bump the version from 0.1.0 to 0.5.0. Never been good at math anyway …
If you encounter any problems when installing or configuring this plugin, you might find valuable info in the FAQ. But here’s two tips anyway:
- In general caching and js-aggregating plugins can interfere, so you might want to disable those while working on your WP DoNotTrack configuration and re-enable (with cleared caches) once you’re satisfied with the result.
- If you’re running WP YouTube Lyte with the bonus “donottrack” feature activated, you’ll want to deactivate that before installing/ activating WP DoNotTrack. If you don’t do that, you’ll have to turn to the FAQ …
Don’t hesitate to contact me or leave a comment beneath this here little blogpost if you run into problems, if have a feature request or if you just want to chat a little. I just love receiving feedback!
As found on the web (December 21st)
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frank published Firefox Mobile: the best mobile browser no-one uses.
frank posted Type “Let It Snow” on Google for a Pleasant Surprise.
Firefox Mobile: the best mobile browser no-one uses
I’ve always enjoyed riding the Firefox-bandwagon and that hasn’t changed, even though Google Chrome seems to be the browser of choice amongst the cool kids nowadays. And if only because I’m a faithful guy, I’ve been running Firefox Mobile ever since I bought a Samsung Galaxy SII as well. Sure it doesn’t do Flash, but I’m not that Flash-inclined anyway.
Now, I haven’t met too many people that use Firefox Mobile and indeed when reading about mobile browsers, Firefox is rarely if ever mentioned. But what if I told you that Firefox Mobile is by far the best browser on mobile when taking performance, features and security into consideration?
I won’t beat around the bush, here’s the pretty objective data.
|browser||hardware||Sunspider||v8 benchm.||html5test score|
|Firefox Mobile 9b||Samsung Galaxy SII||1421.9ms||832||314|
|Android 2.3 browser||Samsung Galaxy SII||3454.4ms||369||177|
|Android 4 browser||Google Galaxy Nexus||1983ms||1387||230|
|Mobile Safari||iPhone 4s||2260.9ms||368||296|
|Opera Mobile 11.5||Samsung Galaxy SII||1699.9ms||461||285|
|Dolphin HD 7.2||Samsung Galaxy sII||3593.4ms||318||177|
- the hardware is pretty comparable; all dual-core CPU’s and plenty of RAM.
- higher is better, except for Sunspider which measures time (in microseconds).
- I’ve got no screenshot or URL of the google v8 test results on my phone, but I’ll be glad to reproduce.
- html5test is an indication for support of “modern” browser features (html5, css3 and much more).
- the features of the browser GUI arent’t measured byhtml5test, but I’m pretty pleased with Firefox Mobile in that respect as well; great tabbed browsing, plugins (including noscript!), sync-ing of all relevant data between desktops & mobile, …
- I added Opera Mobile and Dolphin HD to the list. Opera’s not too shabby but not a winner either?
And last but not least; as Firefox Mobile isn’t native and since it’s on the same (crazy) rapid release cycle as the desktop-version, I consider it to be a lot more secure when compared to the slow evolving, rarely updated native browsers in Android and iOS.
My advice; if you’re an Android-user and you’ve got a recent handset or tablet, you really should consider switching to Firefox Mobile. It’s the best mobile browser no-one is using! Except for you?
As found on the web (December 14th)
frank posted Bug in Adobe Reader Could Endanger Your PC.
frank shared HP To Keep webOS Alive By Making It Open Source.
frank posted Is Apple Using Patents to Hurt Open Standards?.
frank published It’s official: you can not track your visitors.
It’s official: you can not track your visitors
After almost a year of tinkering with my Donottrack-plugin for WordPress, I’ve requested it to be hosted in the WordPress repositories and uploaded version 0.1.0. So if you’re using Donottrack on your blog, or if you activated this “bonus feature” of WP YouTube Lyte, I propose you give WP DoNotTrack a try and let me know what gives here in the comments or via the contact form?
From the readme:
WP DoNotTrack stops plugins and themes from adding 3rd party tracking code to your blog to protect your visitor’s privacy. WP DoNotTrack uses (a slightly modified) version of jQuery AOP to catch and inspect elements that are about to be added to the DOM and renders these harmless if the black- or whitelist says so.
As found on the web (December 7th)
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frank published Smelten met Kate Bush.
frank published Hey! Widgets! Leave our privacy alone!.
frank posted Mosley seeks web privacy change.
Hey! Widgets! Leave our privacy alone!
After having NoScript disable the Facebook Like widget a couple of weeks ago, I felt really bad for Mark Zuckerberg who must have been feeling singled out by my actions. If only to make all widgets equal and as I don’t use them anyway, I’ve now told NoScript (only available in Firefox) to also block the Google+ and Twitter widgets with the following ABE User ruleset (under NoScript Advanced options):
# also stop google+ widget
Accept from plus.google.com
Deny INCLUSION(SCRIPT, OBJ, SUBDOC)
# and twitter
Accept from twitter.com
Deny INCLUSION(SCRIPT, OBJ, SUBDOC)
Smelten met Kate Bush
Kate Bush is weer populair, als het ik stijgende aantal pageviews op m’n blog mag geloven. Natuurlijk komen niet alle bezoekers voor de muziek, maar dat is m’n eigen fout, met een titel als “Kate Bush live en bijna bloot“.
Soit, die oude post is met grote voorsprong de meest bezochte pagina hier en ik moet die bezoekers ook iets gunnen, zeker nu Kate na jaren stilte met enkel een flauw nummer voor een soundtrack en een album met herkauwde versies van vroeger werk, eindelijk nog eens een écht nieuwe CD uit heeft. “50 Words for Snow” bevat minstens 1 prachtig nummer, “Misty”, waaruit ge hieronder een stukje kunt horen, gepost op Mevrouw Bush’ officiële YouTube-account:
Een volledige, grotendeels positieve review van “50 Words for Snow” door muziekjournalist en mede-Lokeraar Koen de Meester vind je op dewereldmorgen.be.