UPDATED ON: 2023-11-29 First of all, make sure that firewall is TURNED ON and remote connections are TURNED OFF. As for me, i’m using [Outpost Firewall] . THAN BLOCK THAT UGLY PORT 3389! 3389 This port is used by [RDP protocol] . Take a note that 80% of external intrusions are using RDP interface to hack into your system. Next step will be to disable insecure SMB protocols, by means of command line with elevated admin privileges.
Ass a die-hard Windows 7 addict i’m surely know all inside-outs of the system. That is why today i’d like to share some hotkeys knowledge with all of you. Keyboard shortcuts are one of the most important things in professional workflow. Some of hotkeys are quite generic and you can find them in official manual, but other are rather obscure and can be completely unknown. Hope that everyone of you’ll find something useful here.
Just checked some website statistics and was amazed to see that site visitors are spending around 15 minutes on weighted-average. This is quite an achievement for such small project and it looks like that i’m doing more or less acceptable job in terms of entertaining the actual user base. Also i find out that spend time is more important than hit rate, because there is a bounce rate characteristics, which describes quantity of people who view only one page before leaving website.
Scavenging github for required information i’ve stumbled upon shocking screenshot, [showing the most recent chrome 121] executed on good ol’ Windows XP. HOW COOL IS THAT? SOME TOPIC RELATED LINKS: [Supermium] by win32ss [Chrome Crack] by Blaukovitch Taking into account such news we can consider that Windows 7 is in even safer position in terms of future web browsing ability. Imagery by spacedrone808
UPDATED ON: 2023-11-04 Page will be updated in the future, so check back later on Here are some handy online tools and various mandatory links for front end developer. This is a fine selection from me, which i accumulated during last month of web investigations. Hope that you will find in this list what you are looking for. If you have suggestions or any commentaries to following breakdown, [drop me a line] please.
If you are really serious about webdev and care about loading times of your projects you should take a look on following image optimizers. [Pinga] ► excellent PNG/JPG compressor [Gif Optimizer] ► solid GIF optimizer, animated GIF are supported also Imagery by spacedrone808
Couple of days ago doing generic internet surfing i was smashed in the face with this out of the blue [thing]. Super correct site if you are in a desperate need to prank your non-tech colleagues or friends. Just make sure that computer has recent browser, select the desired prank and hit [F11] key to enter full-screen mode. Funny thing how Windows XP desktop and Windows 7 updating process are ended with:
Sufficient amount of small bloggers/vloggers complain about [shadow-banning problem] on large platforms lke yt, tik-tok an so on. Some of them are trying to investigate the root cause of the issue, some of them just give up, even such legends as [High Treason] . Despite the fact that my yt channel was deleted without any explanations a couple of years ago and yes i run into shadow ban issue on tik-tok, when suddenly all your >200 people auditory just stop leaving comments, drop any activities for a week or so and view counters are showing zero i just don’t think that discussed thing is so important in the end of the day.
UPDATED ON: 2023-10-01 I’m currently on Firefox 115 ESR and not using chrome at all, but this is neat news for sure. So, in addition to [Supermium] chrome fork, we have official version also. This is a work of Russian hackers. Preface words from original Github page [English spelling is original]: Dirty corporations and Hindu-managers are trying to deprive the any users of all the benefits that were created by technically more advanced people than them.
After some investigations and internal considerations i’ve decided to ditch [Iceweasel] in favor to [Mercury] . The main reasons are [not-so good performance] even among Firefox forks and pretty shady Chinese origin of software. Firefox Mercury can be obtained from [Github repository] . Author of the fork promised full 115 ESR support till autumn of 2024. So we are future proof here. In the end of the day we’ll see what happens next and what to do with it.
UPDATED ON: 2023-09-06 Some new parameters were added. Note that by default all [Nightly versions] of Firefox are sending back telemetry to third-parties in extensive manner. So, to disable such malicious actions besides turning off telemetry settings via standard GUI options: about:preferences#privacy You’ll need to use good old: about:config To change to: FALSE …or create following parameters in software registry: toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled toolkit.telemetry.enabled toolkit.telemetry.unified toolkit.telemetry.unifiedIsOptIn toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun toolkit.
I often get asked regarding Windows 7 safety especially in 2023. "Is it safe to use such old operating system?" "What about security?" "How about modern viruses?" .... …. and many other similar questions. Funny thing that people who are asking about security don’t give a damn about privacy. Yeah, that’s quite different definitions for sure, but from my point of view they always come together hand in hand. The main and the most important security police officer is your head.
UPDATED ON: 2023-08-02 Benchmarks and fixes added. Currently i’m using [IceWeasel] browser. Quite satisfied with it in terms of web surfing, but there are a bunch of problems related to no-so correct GPU-acceleration, which works fine in original Firefox. Some visual JS scripts feel laggy, YT tearing is also showing it’s teeth. Couple of days ago i’ve stumbled upon interesting Firefox fork named [Mercury] . Browser claims to be around 8-20% faster than stock version of Firefox.
UPDATED ON: 2023-08-23 Despite [previous statement] regarding Windows 7 EOL status after version 115 current nightly alpha binary [v117] works just fine. Installer threw generic mambo-jambo that program can’t work in Windows 7 environment and then artificially blocks installation. How generic & dumb. Workaround is just unzip exe-package with [7-zip] and execute browser from unpacked Core folder. FIREFOX 117 ABOUT WINDOW Right after installation software immediately begins to whine about inability to update.
I bet most of Firefox oldschool users hated the recent “changes” in terms of overall browser design. Rounded childish like-chrome corners, foolish restriction on what can be configured and so on. And now they crippled the look of browser tabs: to waste your workspace and spoil the design, just take a look at this: MODERN “NORMAL” STYLE LEGACY NORMAL STYLE SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON I suppose that such “changes” were made in favor to touchscreen devices.
Independent UK-based search engine [Mojeek] brought to us [convenient and very detailed map] of various search engines and crawlers. Project was inspired by [Internet map resource] . ►SEARCH ENGINE MAP◄ Imagery by spacedrone808
Despite the fact that current Firefox market share of Windows 7 users is around 13% Mozilla confirms to [drop Windows 7 support in 2024] . Actually i don’t really understand their bold move and why they are dropping Windows 7 and keeping support for example for Android 7.1 which stopped receiving updates more than five years ago. As you may know i’m using Android 8.0 on my websurfer phone and yeah, it is running latest Firefox forks easily.
UPDATED ON: 2023-08-01 Chromium v117 [already ported] to Windows 7 Although I’m completely uninterested in google browser and it’s siblings you have to know that there is a way to run current chromium version in Windows 7 environment, despite of all [mumblings] that 109 is the very last version to run on Windows 7. Backported version of chromium 112 called [CatsXP] available at your disposal. Also, there are [other solutions] on how to run version 110 and most recent 109 build intended for Windows Server 2012.
UPDATED ON: 2023-08-20 Good news, everyone! Count me as professor Farnsworth from [Rick and Morty] . Mike Kaply, current Mozilla employee [reported] on bug-tracking forum the following: We will not be ending support for Windows 7 / Windows 8 before the release of the Firefox 115 ESR, so the Firefox 115 ESR will support Windows 7 / Windows 8 at least until 3Q 2024. First 115 version of software will be released on July 4, 2023.
UPDATED ON: 2023-08-31 Not long ago i’ve already mentioned about privacy-hardened [Mull browser] . Very nice Android browser, but have one serious downside: limited amount of supported addons. Yes, i like desktop convenience on the go! To enable additional addons in mobile Firefox browser you’ll need to sideload custom addon collection tied to mozilla account. It’s astonishing fact how they like to implement overcomplicated stuff! To create your own collection you’ll need Firefox account, but i’ll not bother to spent time on such dumb efforts.
It looks like that i found replacement for [Fenec F-Droid] browser, for real. I’m not completely satisfied with not fully removed telemetry, shady stubs and other fishy things presented by Fennec. That is why i begin to investigate the problem and discovered [Mull browser] . Main features of it: DOESN’T DIAL BACK NEITHER TO GOOGLE NOR TO MOZILLA [and that’s a complete steal] based around hardened version of user.js [main FireFox configuration file] frequently updated [keeps up with original Firefox releases] mascot of Mull is rather awful [but who cares?
I think that any sane person would like to break free from dependencies of big corps and … No-no-no, no political rant will happen here today, so stay cool. It’s just a small guide on how to make your Hugo-based site to load faster and do as little external queries as possible. Here is a classic situation when you load badly designed site. Output of [uMatrix] plugin just for better representation.
UPDATED ON: 2023-04-07 No chitter here, just plain breakdown of the most important stuff. ► WINDOWS 7 FIREWALL▼ [Outpost Firewall Pro] ◄ very advanced and lightweight firewall with host-based intrusion-prevention and anti-leak systems. Review is [here] . BROWSERS▼ [IceWeasel] ◄ my personal choice to surf web [mozilla crap ripped off] [LibreWolf] ◄ debloated in terms of privacy Firefox with pre-installed uBlock Origin [PaleMoon] ◄ the most mozilla-independent fork of Firefox [but slowly degrading] [Tor Browser] ◄ handy to overcome geo restrictions and other artificial limitations of obsolescent governments Warning: some telemetry is present!
Right after [Windows 7 reached end of life] in regards to non-pos esu updates i asked myself: “How can i improve security of ageing operating system?” Replacement of basic internal firewall comes back to mind in the very first place. After some comprehensive research i ended up with [Outpost Firewall Pro] , developed by [Agnitum] a small Russian company, which was acquired by crappy yandex later on. Software was dismissed after purchase immediately.
Beyond time, lightweight, private, Japanese, mail client. [DOWNLOAD] For Android i can recommend [K-9 mail] client. Note that everything above v5.916 contains mozilla telemetry. Imagery by spacedrone808
BBS is acronym which stands for [Bulletin board system] . It was a distant ancestor of modern internet. In our days of totally non-private web cultivated by google, facebook and apple and other rotten companies BBS could be a neat solution to people who value their privacy and who don’t want to feed greedy corporations with telemery data of their own. Also tech will be useful for people who would like to hide themselves from modern shitty trends and stupid brainwashing or so-called government propaganda.
Some nostalgy rant about convinience of older websites and absense of uneeded crap. Don’t you remember? Here is some fine examples of modern sites, which try to match older web in terms of ergonomics and overall perception. [HACKER NEWS] [COMMAND LINE RADIO] [PLAIN TEXT SPORTS] [RANDOM TEXT WEBSITES] Imagery by spacedrone808