Speaking of Moz Update, I've always been wondering about why this doesn't have the cult following and popularity of, say, Greasemonkey or Adblock. Yes, I truly believe that PasswordMaker deserves to be in the same class as those extensions. PM is truly an awesome extension. Anyway, I've been thinking about it for a while, and have come up with several contributing factors:
1)Moz Update is slow.
As slow as crap is on a winter day. They still have 0.8.1 up and you're on 0.8.7
2)Cheap, made-in-two-seconds knockoffs.
Not to be terribly condescending to the other password hashing extensions (too late), but none of them really rival PasswordMaker. What they do
have is a space on the ever expanding Privacy and Security category
of Mozilla update. They confuse Firefox users, and they don't have a clear-cut comparison of the various password-hashing extensions out there.
I would like to note that I don't mean that PasswordMaker is bloated. It is simply chock-full of features (and looking to get bigger and bigger as time goes on.) Trust me. I run the FRL. I probably am more aware of this simple fact than anyone except Eric. The sheer number of advanced settings, (and, frankly, the uselessness of the Basic Options) make it rather user-unfriendly.
The help files and these forums help. A lot.
But it isn't enough. When I go to passwordmaker.org, I'm immediately confronted with a long explanation of what PasswordMaker does. Even though it has gotten better, it is still a bit winded. We need to shorten it. We need to make it less complex and more user-friendly.
Currently PM appeals to security nuts and computer geeks. We need to get the average Firefox/Mozilla user into the picture. Someone who has no clue that "password" does not make a good password, or that saving it to your computer using password managers isn't as secure as it could be, is not going to understand what PM is about.
4)Cruddy explanation on Moz Update.
lets face it. It isn't Shakespeare. Especially on the actual page
it is one big blob of text. Yes, I know that isn't your fault. It still sucks.
5)*@#%&! like Ryan
6)long winded pointless angry rants on my part
hehe sry! :angel:
PS What is up with PixieGirl
? her site doesn't work and you've got a pointless link on your front page.
PPS I can't promise anything, but I will try not to have these types of spontaneous angry and bitter rants again. Again, I'm sorry. No feelings were intended to be hurt.
PPPS ...and yet, I hope I gave you guys something to think on. But for now, night all!