A few notes about Opera and Vivaldi

These are a few notes about Opera and Vivaldi web browser’s when compared to Firefox, after using both for a week. The good sleek interface (both but I became more fond of Opera in this regard) functionality (both) some sort of adblocker included (both) integrated VPN in Opera (although I have mixed feelings about this, since it’s proprietary as far as I can tell) The bad resource usage bigger than Firefox in my system (both) slower than Firefox, using default configs (both) proprietary (both) The following specs were used when testing both browsers:...

agosto 22, 2019 · 1 minuto · Bruno Miguel

Must have extensions for Firefox

I’ve been a Firefox user since version 1.0, and the Mozilla Suite before that. Shamefully, I also used the infamous Internet Explorer long before that crap evolved to something close to a browser but not quite and still shitty. During all my years with this browser, I’ve come to use a handful of extensions that I consider essential. The list has changed over the years and has taken many forms. The current one is as follow:...

agosto 9, 2019 · 1 minuto · Bruno Miguel

Improved new night mode for Twitter

I got the new, event and flex-based, Twitter design a few days ago and decided to try out the night mode. This was also influenced by some tweet a contact of mine published. While not bad, I don’t like what I think is an exaggerated use of blue hues and shades. I find it even worse at night, due to the blue light stuff impacting our sleep. Even with a blue light filter, like the one from Plasma, it’s still too much blue....

junho 30, 2019 · 2 minutos · Bruno Miguel

Google Chrome is a privacy hell

Google Chrome is such a privacy hell that it has become it’s own hell in the japanese folklore. You’re better off with Firefox and you get better performance. But if you really want Chrome, Ungoogled Chromium is based on the previous (technically, it’s based on Chromium) with some bits removed for added privacy.

setembro 27, 2018 · 1 minuto · Bruno Miguel