Thursday, April 17, 2014

Any one else having issues with tumblr going into a redirect loop on chrome?

 I had to Log in on firefox, which I normally use for other things, to even post this and I need to be able to quickly and periodically be on tumblr for work reasons. So just switching browsers… is really inefficient…

anyone know why it would be doing that???

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Appearently I can answer fan mail on here even though i can’t respond to asks. Huh. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

woah woah woah woah

SERIOUSLY? I have to uninstall stuff ON MY OWN END or tumblr will BOUNCE all my support emails? Seriously? 

Support is where you also submit feedback and report harassment, BTW. 

FUCK YOU KARP. The reason I have missing e is because you refuse to listen to our support requests. The only OTHER way to get what I need to support my time on tumblr is to install a shit ton of things separately, which means you are getting a HIGHER number of API requests instead of the bulk one that  missing e is sending you. It also SLOWS MY BROWSER a shit ton to install them all separately. 

What the hell are you THINKING???

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

judicandusdies:

In case you are new to Tumblr, we’ve been talking about this a little.

Animated images are an accessibility and safety issue for a lot of users. They can trigger migraines, seizures, nausea, and vertigo. They can cause sensory overload for people who have various information processing issues.

While there are ways to stop them in Firefox, IE, and possibly Opera, there isn’t a reliable way to stop them in Chrome. Chrome lacks even the function to hit the ESC key to pause animations. (Mac Safari users may also have no way to stop animated images, though I wouldn’t know.) This means that not all Tumblr users can avoid animated gifs on their dashboards.

Animated reaction gifs seem to be quite popular, but they aren’t necessary to get your point across. Aside from causing problems for people prone to migraines and seizures, they are also completely inaccessible to people who use screen readers. Whatever emotion you are trying to convey with that celebrity facial expression is lost on someone who can’t even see the image in the first place.

Not everyone is sighted or can load images, not everyone is neurotypical.

(I currently block all images at the dashboard/compose level with Adblock for Firefox because I can’t opt out of the radar, and then if I want to see images I go to that person’s page and whitelist the page. Since I’ve stopped animations through Firefox as well, there’s a likelihood I’ll reblog what I thought was just a text post or a post with static images and be reblogging an unnecessary animated gif. I apologize for not checking the code.)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

doctorwho:

Dear Tumblr. Karen says ‘hi.’ Also: she has a challenge for us…

So… Karen wants us to get to 30,000 followers.

(Ok, so how the roranicus pondicus are we going to get to 30,000 followers? We need your help so send us your ideas.)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

missing-e:

The Return of Missing e

It’s back!

After an arduous effort to modify the Missing e extension it is finally ready.

In order to operate amid the obligations set forth by Tumblr’s various agreements and terms, Missing e will no longer interact with the Tumblr API in any way, favouring alternate techniques in order to continue to provide you with almost all of the great features you have come to love.

Please note that it is possible that I may need to continue negotiating with Tumblr if they do not agree with my interpretation of their policies and agreements. If anything should change, I will keep you posted on the Missing e Tumblr blog.


Almost all features unaffected!

The only noticeable difference in how the features work is in Timestamps. Unfortunately, timestamps will no longer be added to posts on the Tumblr dashboard. However, timestamps will continue to be displayed on unanswered ask messages and privately answered asks.

All other features will continue to work as normal, with a couple of exceptions noted below. Please note that features that have been adapted to function without the Tumblr API are not as well-tested. There may be some rough patches, but I will strive to provide timely updates to fix any problems that come up.


Other features fixed!

  • The wrap tags feature has been fixed to work with Tumblr’s new tag implementation.
  • The Better Reblogs feature will now allow you to control whether or not your tags get reblogged.

Find these and more in the Missing e settings page. Find out how to get there!


Follow Checker and Unfollower no longer available!

The Follow Checker and Unfollower features, though much-loved by many users, will no longer be a part of Missing e. These features were the most significant perpetrators of a technique called “page scraping”, an arguably bad web practice that can strain a website’s server infrastructure.

Neither of these features is likely to return in any form. Please understand that, though useful, these features represent only a small fraction of all the great options available as part of Missing e.


Important Notes

Some of Missing e’s features tweak the way the Tumblr interface is presented to you. However, none of them hide, block or otherwise remove any promotional or informational content intended to be viewed by users.

By downloading, installing, using or continuing to use Missing e, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the Missing e End User License Agreement. I cannot be held responsible for any action taken by any other party with respect to your use of Missing e.


Update or Install Missing e

If you currently have Missing e installed and want the new version immediately, DO NOT uninstall and reinstall Missing e, instead read the instructions on how to update:

How do you update?

Firefox users: There seems to be some trouble getting the Add-On site re-enabled. In the meantime, try this direct link: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/128930/missing_e-2.0.0-fx.xpi

New users or users who previously uninstalled Missing e can go to missinge.infraware.ca to install it. Simply click on the logo for the browser you use.


Thanks to thefrogman for the celebratory image!

If you enjoy this extension, please consider donating to support future development.

Friday, August 12, 2011 Thursday, August 11, 2011

allies-person:

And it turns out I don’t even know how to use tags and can’t figure it out easily because Tumblr’s “Help” section sucks.

Wow, I’m really doing my best to combat the stereotype of autistic-means-good-with-computers.

THere’s a box on the side of the browser display for a new post. It says, greyed out, “tags”. You can type them in there, pressing enter to mark the end of one tag. So, to tag this post with “tumblr” and “tags”, I would

1) click in the tags box.

2) type the word “tumblr”

3) hit enter.

4) type the word “tags”

5) hit enter.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

effington:

Tumblr: You’re not allowed to do any of this

Missing-e: Ok, but wh-

Tumblr: Quick, do everything he did but shittier GO GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Source: effingtomb)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

itssciencefriction:

codeman38:

Dear Tumblr,

How have you still not fixed the JavaScript security hole that’s still allowing spammers (like the one that just liked one of my posts!) to redirect people to dodgy sites with no user interaction at all? Particularly since it’s been three whole weeks since I reported it?

No love,
A Ph.D. graduate in computer science

IKR

Dear tumblr,

Why haven’t you at least offered codeman38 a job yet, since he points out all the places your current code team fucks up?

?ing love, nicocoer

Friday, July 22, 2011

I have gotten two messages, twice each, that look like spam.

ONe might be a meme- something about “anon revolution, send this to blogs you love!”- but the other is about “ZOMG THESE PEOPLE ARE MAKING X amount via tumblring find out how!” Both are sent anon. 

If the meme ish one is a meme, i’d like to know? Not gonna turn anon off to avoid ridiculous spam or anything, just… thought I would mention it.

Friday, July 15, 2011

codeman38:

nicocoer:

strawberryslady:

Hell, you know what, I AM a Potter fan but I am NEVER a fan of GIANT TEXT. It’s not cool, no one reads it, everyone thinks it’s annoying, etc. etc. The largest text you’ll ever see from me is this or THIS. And I use it quite sparingly.

Also, spoilers? GO UNDER CUTS. Not everyone was as lucky or at least in a position to watch it tonight like we did. 

See that button in your text editor? the one that looks like two sheets of paper with a dotted line in between them? It sits between spell check and the HTML buttons? USE IT. 

Going to be posting a separate post about cuts, because this needs to show up as a separate post rather than a reblog. In short, if you’re not using the WYSIWYG posting interface… there is no button to do a cut, and no help whatsoever as to what the proper HTML tag is for this.

Edited to add: How to make a cut using the Markdown interface

(Source: danicaspatrick)

strawberryslady:

raveras:

No like I’m totally cool with all these HP posts. Tumblr savior is picking up most of them, no big deal.

But if you’re not going to be courteous enough to tag it, AT LEAST HAVE THE DECENCY TO NOT HAVE YOUR TEXT LARGE ENOUGH TO TAKE UP AN ENTIRE PAGE OF MY DASH.

It’s just considerate for those of us who don’t give a shit.

Hell, you know what, I AM a Potter fan but I am NEVER a fan of GIANT TEXT. It’s not cool, no one reads it, everyone thinks it’s annoying, etc. etc. The largest text you’ll ever see from me is this or THIS. And I use it quite sparingly.

Also, spoilers? GO UNDER CUTS. Not everyone was as lucky or at least in a position to watch it tonight like we did. 

See that button in your text editor? the one that looks like two sheets of paper with a dotted line in between them? It sits between spell check and the HTML buttons? USE IT. 

(Source: danicaspatrick)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Serious Tumblr security fail

codeman38:

nicocoer:

I’ve seen some good uses (allowing alternative color schemes for people to adjust readability) and bad uses (you’ve seen what myspace profiles used to be like right?). On one hand you can use cool stuff like doodling programs. on the other, not everyone adheres to the social contract of “don’t send viruses and other bad stuff through tumblr.”

Yeah, I don’t have a problem with JavaScript being allowed in templates for things like accessible reformatting; this is the norm on other sites such as WordPress. But every other blogging site that I know of strips JavaScript out of post content and user profile content, because that is way too easy for script kiddies to exploit.

I think  tumblr needs to hire you as their code guy… 

Serious Tumblr security fail

codeman38:

PLEASE REBLOG. This post describes a severe security flaw in Tumblr that needs to be brought to as many people’s attention as possible.

Thanks to a spam profile I just got followed by, I have learned that Tumblr allows JavaScript to be embedded in your user info.

Let me just repeat that, because this is so ridiculous:

Tumblr allows JavaScript to be embedded in your user profile. Completely unsanitized. In fact, if you go to my Tumblr page right this moment (though I’m about to remove the code very soon), you’ll get a JavaScript dialog box as a proof of concept.

…Seriously, I could write more secure code than this!

Edited to add: It gets worse. They also don’t sanitize JavaScript in post content. Click past the cut and you’ll see a demo. (Don’t worry, it’s nothing malicious— it only displays a dialog box.)

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I’ve seen some good uses (allowing alternative color schemes for people to adjust readability) and bad uses (you’ve seen what myspace profiles used to be like right?). On one hand you can use cool stuff like doodling programs. on the other, not everyone adheres to the social contract of “don’t send viruses and other bad stuff through tumblr.”