Featured Office Time Waster: Firefox Add-on for Random Site Discovery
Article by George Norman
On 05 Dec 2008
Once again, the fifth day of the week has rolled around, it is Friday, a.k.a. the last freaking day of the week, the gateway towards a weekend cramped full of rest and relaxation. And with such a joyous occasion on the horizon, it makes sense that you want to slack off just a little bit. Also, keep in mind that the EU has proposed extending the work week to 6 days, so try to get as much out of your Fridays now, just in case. The office time waster I present to you today is not a fun Flash game, it is a Firefox add-on. The thing is that this is not your run-of-the-mill, mundane, add-on; it is instead something that you will find rather amusing, so it will more than make up for not presenting a game to you.

Why did I choose this Firefox add-on? Imagine this scenario if you will: you are sitting at your desk, the Firefox browser is up and running and you want nothing more than to browse the web, but for the love of God you cannot decide what web page to visit. This is where this add-on comes in: with a simple click of a button it will direct you to a random site in the word wide web. It is somewhat similar to StumbleUpon, just that you do not have to set up an account or download a toolbar. The way I see it this is a great way of wasting time, without always having to look over your shoulder to make sure that no one catches on to your online gaming.

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One other reason why I have chosen this add-on is the fact that this week has been all about Mozilla, the Firefox, and browsers in general. Mozilla has just recently updated the now ancient Firefox 2 to version 2.0.0.18 and has announced that with the upcoming update, version 2.0.0.19 it will roll back the browser’s phishing protection. In related Mozilla news, if you would like to improve the performance of Thunderbird, you can do so with Thunderfix 1.0.0.2. Since Mozilla Firefox is not the only browser around, this week we also saw the impressive Opera 10 Alpha 1, which even though is in its early development phase, shows great promise.

There is one word of caution that I must say to you. The add-on is marked as “experimental” by Mozilla, meaning that an editor did not yet have the time to go over it, and it may prove to be unstable.

If you would like to get Firefox 3.0.4, a download location is available here.
If you would like to get the Random Site Add-on, a download location is available here.



Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, Opera, Thunderbird, Office Time Waster
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