Asif Youssuff

Blogging since 2021.

Jul 20, 2022

Discovered While Mapping: Little Free Library #93137

While mapping on OpenStreetMap last Sunday, I came across a Little Free Library. Florence the Holliswood Lending Library - Charter #93137 I added the library to the map. Forgive my...

Jul 19, 2022

MBNA Stops Supporting Firefox in August - Best Alternatives to Their Credit Cards

You’d think businesses would think twice before dropping support for the open web, but MBNA seems to not have learned the lesson that South Korea learned the hard way. I...

Jul 5, 2022

r/firefox Monthly Wrap-Up - May 2022

There are a lot of fun things posted on r/firefox every month, but if you don’t visit often, you might miss some things. This is the second post of a...

Jun 20, 2022

Killing the Page Action API in Firefox’s Manifest V3 is a Mistake

Mozilla has announced that part of the move to Manifest V3 in Firefox will mean that the page_action extension API will be merged into action. Documentation for action shows that...

Jun 1, 2022

r/firefox Monthly Wrap-Up - May 2022: Firefox 100!

There are a lot of fun things posted on r/firefox every month, but if you don’t visit often, you might miss some things. This is the inaugural post of a...

May 17, 2022

Update on my SoFi Experience: My Account was Opened

You may have read my post about the poor customer service experience and product issues that I experienced with SoFi last week. This afternoon, without any warning, I received am...

May 12, 2022

SoFi’s Banking Product and Customer Service Processes are Broken

Note: Since writing this post, SoFi has approved my application and my account was opened. It isn’t often that I experience a customer service interaction so unpleasant that I feel...

Apr 19, 2022

Should Mozilla Introduce a De-AMP Feature? (2018)

In September of 2018, I applied to a mobile product role at Mozilla. Part of the interview process included writing a take-home assignment with a writing prompt about AMP. Given...

Apr 12, 2022

Microsoft Edge is Now Taking Over as Your Default Browser… on Linux

If you are like most deskop Linux users, if you have heard of the various intrusive ways Microsoft has used to “encourage” Windows users to use their Chromium-based browser, Edge,...

Mar 13, 2022

(YouTube) Vanced is Dead: How to Replace it With Firefox (Nightly)

On March 13, 2022, Vanced announced on Twitter that Vanced had been discontinued. Vanced was a modded version of the official YouTube app that added features like ad blocking, sponsor...

Jan 26, 2022

Tested and Reviewed: The Most Wanted Add-ons for Firefox on Android, Part 1

In this post, I review some of the add-ons most requested for Firefox by the Firefox community on reddit. While Firefox for Android currently has 18 add-ons available by default,...

Oct 10, 2021

Firefox Suggest: An Anatomy of a PR Incident

Firefox 93 was released last Tuesday, and early reviews were positive. That didn’t last long though, as reports soon spread on tech media that Firefox was now showing ads in...

Jul 26, 2021

Firefox Privacy or: How I Learned to Stop Hardening and Love Strict Tracking Protection

Firefox is popular in online privacy communities because it is a high quality, open source web browser that is extensively configurable. Unfortunately, those communities often instruct new Firefox users to...

Mar 21, 2021

Supporting Compact Mode in Firefox Proton

Mozilla recently proposed that Firefox remove its compact UI density setting as part of its Proton UI Refresh. Resulting coverage has resulted in consternation among Firefox users. As a member...

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