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Printing WordPress receipts in Chrome resulting in strangely accented text turned out to be a Chrome issue

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/02

This appeared to be a Chrome thing: [WayBack] Jeroen Pluimers at Twitter: “@wordpressdotcom not sure what goes wrong with billing, but the printed html has odd domain characters. The viewed HTML is OK, but I cannot print that because printing garbles it. I can DM you the receipt links. Similar for the date which becomes unreadable (the IRS dislikes it).…”

–jeroen
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Google Chrome Web Browser 69 changes

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/15

[WayBack] Google Chrome Web Browser 69 changes: most are not talked about (like excess whitespace, address bar search algorithm changes).

–jeroen

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Privacy badger: blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. Not just for Facebook, but for every site.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/29

[WayBackPrivacy Badger | Electronic Frontier Foundation: Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.

Chrome first run settings are at

chrome-extension://pkehgijcmpdhfbdbbnkijodmdjhbjlgp/skin/firstRun.html

Via: [WayBack] Arjen Lentz on Twitter: “EFF’s Privacy Badger does this for any site. Also available for Chrome/Chromium.… “

There is a really interesting Y-combinator thread at [WayBack] Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked | Hacker News which goes way deeper in how various browsers and extension combinations can help you getting more hold of your privacy.

A few links via that hacker news link:

–jeroen

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Chrome Store Foxified: Enables the Google Chrome Store and Opera Addons Website for Firefox.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/27

Most of my browser life is in Chrome, but the memory consumption and CPU usage has increased so much over time so it, err, become less than optimal.

Given the new FireFox is supposed to use far less memory and CPU than previous FireFox versions, I want to try it, but since so much of my Chrome life is about Chrome Extensions, I was glad to discover [WayBackChrome Store Foxified

by Nicolas AragoneNoitidart
Enables the Google Chrome Store and Opera Addons Website for Firefox. Point and click to install Opera/Chrome extensions straight into Firefox.

via:

–jeroen

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To every site out there asking me to whitelist them from my adblocker: No.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/08

I totally agree with [WayBack] To every site out there asking me to whitelist them from my adblocker: No. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

To every site out there asking me to whitelist them from my adblocker: No.

Why I am running an Adblocker. Also, it does not matter any more what you do. Running an Adblocker is a necessity because of the things below.

“No exceptions”.

Because it’s over – it may be your site that is better, but I don’t care any more.

Just running an Adblocker, revoking JS and Plugin privileges, and blocking third party bullshit everywhere, because that’s a secure default and a significant cognitive simplification.

The group you are part of, if you want it or not, made that necessary. It’s the world your people created. You will have to live in it, no matter how much of an exception your site is.

–jeroen

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