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The Fastest Way to find Datasheets

Some of you might be aware that I started my career as an engineer working for one of the largest engineering companies. Although the details of what I did there are far in the past, I still remember hunting for datasheets for chips and other components. The hunt wasn’t easy as you need to Google out pretty much every datasheet.

How to stop Firefox from blocking Mixed Content

Firefox 23 added a new feature that automatically blocks mixed content. Mixed content comes into play when browsing secure websites. (i.e. websites with “https”), when the webpage doesn’t serve everything on the https protocol but serves some images on http.

Normally, this isn’t really the big issue. However, if you are concerned about security and especially tracking, then you might want to prevent this happening. Firefox understands that and automatically blocks mixed content. When browsing a secure website displaying mixed content, you might view something like this: “Firefox has blocked content that isn’t secure”.

Firefox - Mixed Content Blocking

As you note in the URL, browsing WordPress.org is likely to throw up this warning. This is because Firefox automatically blocks all active content like scripts that aren’t also served on the https protocol.

Hitting “Disable Protection on This Page” will fix it for the particular page. However, it won’t respect this on other sites. If you’re like me, this isn’t a helpful feature but rather a pain! And, you’ll want to disable this.

Here’s how you do it.

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Featured Game: Army Vs Aliens Defense

Hollywood has been fascinated by space and more particularly by aliens coming to earth to harvest our planet or wage war on mankind. It’s been the topic of tonnes of movies and TV series including Independence Day, Mars Attack, Stargate, etc. In this Android game, the aliens have come knocking.

Game for the weekend: WordOn HD

In addition to racing games, I also love word based games like Scrabble. One game that has caught my fancy and I’ve been regularly playing for the past few days is WordOn. WordOn HD lets you play with friends (or random opponents) in one of six languages.