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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Spicing up Thunderbird 3 (Windows) with userChrome.css

After experiencing the raw speed of Thunderbird 3 + IMAP, I immediately ditched Windows Live Mail. Admittedly, the latter’s default interface is much easier on the eyes. But Thunderbird can be given a facelift, thanks to some userChrome.css tweaks. After some Googling, I came up with the following. This adds green-white zebra stripes to the message index and increases font sizes in the message index as well as the header and folder panes.

/* better looking fonts for folder pane and message list */
#folderTree > treechildren {font-size: 13px; font-family: Segoe UI;}
#threadTree > treechildren {font-size: 16px; font-family: Segoe UI;}

/* Light green, high-contrast zebra stripes in message list */
#threadTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row(odd) {
-moz-appearance: none !important;
background-image: none !important;
background-color:#EEFFBB !important;}

#threadTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row(odd, selected) {
background-color: Highlight !important;

/* increase font size in header pane */
#msgHeaderView {font-size: 14px !important; font-family: Segoe UI !important;}

Here’s a screenshot of my tweaks in action (sorry about the massive amount of blurring):

Enjoy your beautified Thunderbird!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

John the Ripper Jumbo Builds for AMD K10 and Intel Core 2 (Windows)

I took the liberty of creating some Windows builds of John the Ripper These have the jumbo patch revision 2 applied, as well as JimF’s enhancements to the jumbo patch. These builds were done on MinGW 5.1.6 + GCC 4.4.0 + OpenSSL 0.9.8l.

For AMD K10 processors (gcc march=amd10fam, MMX, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4A)

For Intel Core (gcc march=core2, MMX, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3)