For years I had used this space as my own personal knowledge base and to share tech news of interest to me. More recently I've moved to share some of my experiences from my very successful career with scaled-support and as a leader and manager.
With the release of Firefox 29, the Status Bar workaround no longer worked. I don't recall when it stopped displaying, but now there's no option. I found a handy add-on that brings back the Status Bar, Status-4-Evar, so my other add-ons display again.