Saturday, 8 August 2015

Old encryption used in academic websites

Two of the premiere educational institutions of Europe are using very old SSL ciphers. I disallowed some old ciphers in Firefox and the sites started failing.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

HTML5 video in YouTube

After Firefox blacklisting all versions of Flash, YouTube started annoying me by asking to enable the plugin for the same. So, I decided to try HTML5 video. So, I requested for it. However, I was only getting 360p videos. After reading a bit about it, I found that I had to enable the following options in about:config page of Firefox.
Also, to get H.264 codec, I had to install gst-libav package. That solved the issue and I can get all resolution options after that.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Ghostery messing up site

With Ghostery turned off.

When Ghostery is turned on.
I tried turning AdBlock Plus on and off but it does not impact the behaviour.