I am Hack Sparrow
Captain of the Internets.

I am officially switching to Google Chrome from Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has been my default browser ever since I discovered it in 2006. The tabs, 'anti-IE', open source community, and most important of all - the excellent collection of extensions, kept me hooked to Firefox - for more than five years! Firefox has been known to be a memory and CPU hog as long as it has existed. There have been times sometime during 2 ...

Firefox: Content Encoding Error. What’s Up?!!

Since sometime (after I upgraded to Firefox 4.0.1), I often encounter this weird Content Encoding Error. This happens especially on YouTube and some other blog sites for me. And I think it is most likely a bug in Firefox. The whole error message looks like this: The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression. ...

Browsers and how I use them – A Comparison

I am a Windows user primarily and there are multiple web browser options available. I have four of them installed: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It sounds strange that I use all of them right? Well, mostly they help to organize browsing themes, and in some cases I am forced to use them. Here's how I use all these browsers. I use Firefox for web development and gener ...

plugin-container.exe making connections to unknown servers

Are you seeing a strange process named making connections to some unkown server or website? If you are using Firefox 3, it is most probably the process used by Firefox for running it's plugins. A decision was made to make the Firefox plugins run in a separate process to keep the browser working even if the plugins crashed - inspired by Google Chrome. So the connections to those websites or server ...