Month: November 2012

Rigs of Rods

Rigs of Rods


First of all thanks to “” for hosting open source software. I’m follower “” of project of the Month.

“Rigs of Rods is project of month for November 2012. This is one of the best and rocking open source project.
Rigs of Rods is a 3D simulator game where you can drive, fly and sail various vehicles using an accurate and unique soft-body physics engine.







* I love this Software!

Thank you,
Arun Bagul

Firefox yslow and Showslow for Website testing and automation

Firefox yslow and Showslow for Website testing and automation


Showslow is web based interface to collect yslow data. We can use yslow+showslow to get website loadtime and various other details provided by yslow.

This howto explains how to automate website loadtime/yslow testing using Firefox and Perl (Mechanize::Firefox, Firefox::Application module)

* Please download perl scripts and Strawberry perl for Windows-


* Reguirement-

1) Firefox -MozRepl extension to connect to firefox using socket -firebug and yslow extension/addon

2) Perl -WWW::Mechanize::Firefox module -Firefox::Application module *

1] How to create Firefox profile-

root@arunb:/home/arunb/firefox-yslow# /var/firefox-4.0.1/firefox/firefox -CreateProfile yslow /home/arunb/firefox-yslow/yslow_firefox_profile Success: created profile ‘yslow’ at ‘/root/.mozilla/firefox/rjel2s26.yslow/prefs.js’ root@arunb:/home/arunb/firefox-yslow#

NOTE- On Window create profile with ‘firefox -p’ command

* 2] Showslow Setup-

Download showslow and put in Documentroot directory of apache/web server. Then Create DB,Add DB details in config file and type ‘make’ in source directory mysql> create database showslow; mysql> grant all privileges on showslow.* to ‘showslow’@localhost identified by ‘mypass’;

* 3] Now Configure Firefox to submit "yslow" results to "showslow"

Yslow 2.x extensions.yslow.beaconUrl = http://mywebserver/showslow/beacon/yslow/ extensions.yslow.beaconInfo = grade extensions.yslow.optinBeacon = true extensions.yslow.autorun = true

IMP- Please enable following setting in firefox. extensions.firebug.allPagesActivation", "on"

* 4] Perl and Firefox/Mechanize Module –

root@arunb:/home/arunb/firefox-yslow# ./

For more info –

Thank You,
Arun Bagul