Browser plugin – NoScript

Due to the cost of ISP-Data-Rates, I now have to “ration” the content downloaded, (Esp video-content that is configured to “Play-Automatically“)

The most useful tool to do this (currently Sept 2010) – Firefox-Plugin – NAMED – NoScript.net

It might take some getting used to, … (LIKE; – All of a sudden, all flash-content nolonger displays in the browser) – THIS is a good thing – AND prevents the “consumption of data”, .. (Stuff I dont want)

IF you do want to play some video, .. simply click on the Non-Displaying video (Err – and click play)

The NoScript+Logo image*.png

FROM-URL:: Wikipedia; – (Description) –
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoScript

NoScript is a free and open-source extension for Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, Flock and other Mozilla-based web browsers. NoScript blocks execution of JavaScript, Java, Flash, Silverlight, and other plugins and scripted content. Noscript has a whitelist  to allow execution of scripts from certain sites.

Adobe plugin installed – (Browser – Iceweasel in Knoppix 6.2)

CHANGED WRITE PERMISSION(s) –

SENARIO = THIS; – Needed permissions to “Write-Files” into the plugins directory.

This browser (Iceweasel), ..  is some derivative from the Firefox stable. And it is the default browser with this distro.

The default behaviour, where it reverts to its original-state after shut-down -/- reboot, .. deletes any files left on the desktop, and removes all browser shortcuts and history.

I had previously confirmed the correct file -/- plugin required to make youtube-videos play, .. using the Linux Firefox ver 3.6.3. Once this file (libflashplayer.so) was copied into the plugins directory, and restarted the browser, .. youtube-videos play. This browser was installed onto a separate harddisk mounted in the docking-station, .. and so now, always available.

BELOW – The sequence of commands used – (after; su – ) to allow me to write ‘a file’ into the plugins directory (NON persistent version of Knoppix on usb-stick)

Finally got it to work! – ADDED – (permissions) ugo+w to the target directory. Actual command typed out below –

chmod o+w /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins
chmod g+w /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins
chmod u+w /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins

There might be a short-cut to do “All-three” of these in one-go.
AFTER completing the adding of permissions in this manner, …
I was able to copy and paste the iceweasel-plugin required into this directory. (libflashplayer.so) – All that is required to make the youtube videos play.

While some of the webpages are still in the History of this browser, (I will list them quickly below)

#1: – http://www.elated.com/articles/understanding-permissions/
#2: – http://catcode.com/teachmod/index.html

UPDATE: – (Repeating this process will reinforce what has been learnt) – the screen-dump below shows only the command used to complete the “permission-changes” required to allow writing to the plugins directory.

chmod

Some other notes taken from youtube video on basic permissions (pasted below)

The GUI – Hide(s) the permission(‘s)
Most graphical tools hide the detail.

ls -l
ls -ld

Displays the permissions of the directory

ls -l .

Lists the content of the directory
. dot means the current directory.

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THREE-IDEA(s)

#1: – Users,
#2: – Group,
#3: – Others,

OTHER NOTES
The tutorials focus on setting permissions on “a-File” – where-as I am wanting to set permissions on the actual directory.

I will have to repeat this process -(every reboot) – for this usb-distro Knoppix 6.2 ~

HENCE; – Need to learn about the next topic called >>> Preserve changes or Revert on Shutdown <<< – which, … requires some definition of exactly what this means. (New post required here, – as this is getting right-off the original ‘post-topic’) – (A link will be added soon for topic “Preserve Changes or Revert on Shutdown”)

Plugins

Saturday – (8th May 2010) – A day to re-organise myself, and general house-keeping, reviewing goals and objectives.

Focus on the blog – (Amongst other things going on, like preparing to move house -/- shed) – I have TWO things that I would like to make changes on the blog, (comments and the RSS feeds) both of which require / present “time-sucking” development and experimentation procedures.

#1: – COMMENTS – Some way of pointing to “older-existing-posts”, that have interesting comments and response’s (that have become part of the blog). My idea, is to explore some of  the existing plugins, to see HOW each one works and behaves. I recently added

“Quote Comments”

Creates a little quote icon in comment boxes which, when clicked, copies that comment to the comment box wrapped in blockquotes.

however – this, does exactly what it says (above), .. which is good, but I am looking to make the comments, and responses MORE-EASY to access, for the reader of the blog, especially NEW readers, which I get a lot of. People new to this blog simply will not follow the links and explore (It seems), .. so I want to be able make “specific-posts”, accessible from the “Front-Page” of the blog. I understand there are many ways to go about doing this, .. but I will have to experiment until I find something that works for me, with this _wpTheme. Could just try another theme, which would be an exercise in “Starting-Over”, but Ill save that idea for another time.

#2: – RSS – FEEDshttp://grd.net.au/blog/?feed=rss2&tag=lenovo – Just like to add some more content and learn a little more about using the RSS (Really Simple Sindication) technologies. Exploring it from the RSS-Client-Reader aspect, and how it works for the developer, .. (Ie, what should I be mindful of?)

My connection has be slowed to dialup speeds, (Via ISP shaped plan) – so for the last few days, it has become very slow to get through the usual routine, (and some changes have been in order). In a way this have been good, as it forces me to THINK what is most important, and what should I focus on, .. Ie; – No YouTube videos 🙁

Check the stat counter – DISABLED

SENARIO: The plugin called ‘Stat-Counter’ (Which I find useful) – but would like to learn MORE, about!

PROBLEM: It was displaying the counter TWICE, at the bottom of the index.php (Front-Page of the _wp-blog)

There has been a LOT of ‘water-go-under-the-bridge’, recently and I wont try to explain ALL that happens.

ACTIVITY: Disabled the stat-counter plugin, to see what effect that might have, with the following results.

RESULT: Only ONE counter is now showing, at the bottom of the main page. (Happy now! 🙂

CONCLUSION: The code provided by the stat-counter website, (which is pasted into index.php) – over-rides the plugin.

IMAGE: Disabled stat-counter;

Plugin Disabled at the Dashboard

[UPDATED; 8:15pm 23 Feb 2010] I have RE-Enabled the plugin, and CUT, all the stat-counter-code from index.php – as it is NOT working in the current configuration. IF stat-counter causes me to much grief, it will be removed completly, and Ill will try a different plugin / solution to monitoring traffic.

AUTOMATTIC – Widgetizing Plugins

One thing leads to another; – Just investingating http://www.worldtimeserver.com/clocks/ – and then somehow, I end up reading about wordpress wigdets and stuff – (Maybe because these are the t0ols that allow me to do stuff quickly and easily), anyway – here is a link to one of sites that provide insight to the underlying code, connected with wordpress.

AUTOMATTIC – Widgetizing Plugins + This page contains technical instructions on porting a plugin to use in the widget system.