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Mozilla

“Right before the tinderboxen go up in flames”

Best Quote I’ve read in the Mozilla community for some time:

Famous Last Words
OK, I have landed one half of the Aviary Branch. (the browser half). This may cause some difficulty and problems with the build/nightly build machines. I swear it all built on my machine. I am going to proceed with merging the other half tomorrow. Please bear with me.
– Ben Goodger, right before the tinderboxen go up in flames

Hendikins

I got a good chuckle out of reading that.

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Mozilla

NY Times Ad

I originally heard it was looking like sometime towards the end of November…

Anyone know when it’s set to happen? Has it been set?

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Funny Personal

School is a pain in the butt

School treating me like it's bride

The picture here represents how school is treating me lately, and the reason I’m so behind on stuff I’ve been wanting to do. As you can see, I’m represented in the picture, so is school, and you, my faithful reader are also shown, merely watching on as school treats me to some “learning”.

School is a pain in the butt.

Enough here, move along…

it will be over soon enough, and I can get some sleep.

The semester has to end eventually.

Picture from AFP via Yahoo

Edit: And for some reason IE is messing up the rendering of this post. No other browsers seem to be effected. I’m not suprised.

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Blog Mozilla

w.bloggar 4.0, now with Gecko

w.bloggar 4.0 RC2 is out, my favorite Windows blogging tool. So much simpler than using the web interfaces for small posts. Some great new things:

WordPress support
Multiple Categories Support
XHTML friendly tags (option)
Edit Templates
“More” Feature has it’s own Tab

The sweetest feature is using Adam Lock’s Mozilla ActiveX Control… still to come. But I can’t wait to check it out.

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General

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a safe, fun, and filling Thanksgiving!

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Mozilla

Microsoft Supports Firefox

Microsoft provided Firefox ScreenshotThe Associated Press just plain rocks. The image from Yahoo (link will brake over time as usual) has this great text under it:

This photo provided by Microsoft shows Their search tool and the preference rankings that can be defined by the user. (AP Photo/HO/Microsoft)

[Source: Yahoo! @ 11/192004 5:20PM EST]

Just wonderful to see that Firefox has spread as far as Microsoft. Even Microsoft uses Firefox a bit.

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Mozilla

Thunderbird Address Book 2.0

I’ve discussed this a bit before, but I thought I’d take a deeper look into what the Address Book needs to “kick ass”.

  • More than just 2 Email fields. 2 initially appear on the form, but a button to add more. I’ve got a few people who I have a work, and more than 1 personal address. Additionally the ability to specify the preferred message format per address. Work uses Eudora, but home uses Thunderbird. Different prefs for each.
  • “Internet Names”, this should succeed the “Screen Name” field. The user is presented with 1 pull down menu containing a list of services, 1 text field, and a button to “Add More”. The user can select a service, enter the screenname/username/id. “Add More” adds another field (similar to how a filter is displayed). The last option in the service pull down is “Edit Services”. This should bring a window allowing the user to specify a new service, or modify an existing one. Do things like select an icon to show next to it (URL, or file), URL to link to (use text like %n to represent name), and the name of the Service.
  • Photos. The simple ability to drag/drop a photo onto the address card, and have it appear as the photo for the user. Store the photo in a directory within the profile.
  • View All Books. Many people simply use “Address Books” as a way to categorize addresses, for example “Work”, “Friends”, “Family”, etc. There should be a view option in to view them combined. So you just get a list of all of them. Would make it easier to sort/sift. This way, I can view them all easily, but still keep them orgamized.

This would make substantial strides from being an “Email Client” to a “Personal Information Manager”. Address Book is good, but it could be great.

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Mozilla

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