Jason Barnabe

About me

Developer Information
Name Jason Barnabe
Location Winnipeg
Occupation Programmer
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

YesScript Requires Restart

A JavaScript blacklist

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (225)
30,550 users

My Reviews

JavaScript Debugger

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Incredibly useful, but has a terrible UI and is very buggy. If you need a debugger, this is the thing to use, but it's by no means perfect.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.87.4). 

Hide Menubar

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Works as advertised. It's kind of fidgety though: when you mouse over and then mouse out of the menu bar, it immediately disappears. I would prefer if it stayed for a moment so it doesn't disappear when I'm trying to use it. It should only disappear if I mouse out and don't mouse over again for X seconds.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.20091221). 

FoxyCode

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A few things would make this extension truly useful.

-If you're posting BBCode on one site and HTML on another, it's annoying to have to switch between them. It should remember that if I post in BBCode on one site, when I return to that site it should be back in BBCode mode.
-It should implement an auto-detection to pick the right format. Nothing would be fool proof, but I bet by looking at the HTML of a given page it would be easy to detect whether it was (for example) a BBCode forum.
-The toolbar should be above the textbox and not in the browser toolbar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.4). 

Firedoodle (0.6)

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

An interesting idea, but not implemented that well. I had difficulty with its features. Drawing was hard because my system would slow down when I used Firedoodle, and so the mouse tending to "jump". While this was slightly annoying, this was the most usable feature. No matter what combination of clicking or dragging I used, I couldn't get the focus area to move or resize. Same with notes. I think it would also be useful to attach text to the draw tool or focus tool directly, so that people could be sure the two were related.

Popup Resize

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Does exactly what it says it'll do. This is simply an interface to the popup window preferences already available in about:config. While some would likely prefer changing these preferences in the Options dialog over about:config, these preferences are not something you'd want to toggle enough to warrant a UI after initially making the choices. You could install the extension, make your choices, and then uninstall, I suppose.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

ViewFinder website heatmap

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

All this extension does is give you a status bar icon to load the utility already available at http://www.feng-gui.com/ . I don't believe being able to create a heatmap for a site is a common enough function to have it on the status bar. I'm also somewhat skeptical of the service since Feng-GUI is "an artificial intelligence service which simulates human visual attention" rather than a compilation of actual clicks.

Live HTTP Headers

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A very useful tool for developers. It could use some easy-to-activate features like only listening on certain tabs, or quick toggling for types of requests (when you only care about HTML and not images and the like). It unfortunately doesn't allow text selection of the headers, either.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.13.1).