Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

You Know You Are a ‘Valley’ Girl When…

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… you think something is extra-cool just because Lifehacker does. I guess living and working in Silicon Valley for two years will do that to a girl.

Anyway, I saw some chatter about this Monday on a few blogs, but I didn’t think all that much about it until yesterday – when Lifehacker brought it right back to my (along with the rest of the worlds’) attention. Hey, if they are going to write about it, I am too!

Here’s the scoop – FEBE’s (Firefox Extension Backup Extension) latest update has ‘added support for automatically uploading your extension backups to file-sharing web site Box.net.’ I asked Jeremy (our Platform Manager) very nicely to please translate this into Kendra-terms for me – and this is what I got (after he pointed me to http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/customize/):

You can customize Firefox by adding third party extensions. (From their site: Add-ons extend Firefox, letting you personalize your browsing experience) Then, users who work from different computers can have those extensions backed up and transferable from one computer to another.

Translation for Box.net users: this means that you are able to backup your Firefox extensions and other Firefox data, such as your bookmarks and cookies to your Box account.

Which is awesome. Just ask Lifehacker.

-Kendra

You can add the Firefox extension be visiting: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2109

  • Aden Sukhinsin688

    I upgraded to the latest ver of FEBE, but could not get the extension to log into my box.net acct on either system I use. It kept giving me a “nondefined term” error.

  • http://www.box.net Kendra

    Hey Aden –

    I ran this by one of our developers and wanted to let you know that yes, we are aware of some kinks with getting the extension set up (including odd error messages when first setting up FEBE to work with Box.net) but that the extension is still successfully backing up content to your account. You should be able to get past it – what we can recommend is that you go ahead and do a local backup, then attempt a backup to Box.net.

    If you continue to have troubles, please shoot me an email (kendra@box.net) and I will field to the right person here. We will also be in touch with the FEBE developer(s) to help improve features and resolve any such bugs.

    Take care,
    Kendra

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