I'm not sure how Scarlet Pruitt managed to get it that wrong. Maybe she defines quarters differently than the rest of us or maybe she misheard or misunderstood mitchell's comment. Just in case you were worried that 1.0 wasn't coming until September, let me put your mind at ease. The InfoWorld Mozilla story got it just plain wrong. Look for a 1.0 final release sometime in the coming month.
April 2002 Archives
Moz around town (some recent mozilla mentions in weblogs):
doc.weblogs.com, truerwords.net, kwsnet.com, webword.com, KindlyRat, rasterweb, jim.roepcke.com,jim.roepcke.com, diaweblog.org, ktheory.com, scriptingnews, dan.hersam.com, speckz.com, crankreport.org, adam curry, jab.nu, irdial, pms, fultonchaindesign.com, gammatron.novarese.net, gblake, blogger.com, johnvey.com, world.std.com/home/dacha, myapplemenu, sgtstryker, andrewraff.com, webkreator.com, xspot.randomwalks.com, snowdeal.org, philringnalda.com, richardgiles.net, www.rc3.org,
I know that it's sick but I'm hooked on this game. I can now get 5/3 pretty regularly but I can't seem to get 6 kills no matter what. I wonder if it's possible.
Chris has posted some nteresting notes about Mozilla, including the features that got him to switch from IE and some bugs, over at massless.
I just found a great article linked to from Kuro5hin.org that covers the basics of music theory. If you've ever tried to sum it up for a friend and found yourself getting really bogged down in technicalities or over-simplifying to the point of uselessness then this article is for you (and your friend). Now I just need someone to do the same thing for every other complex subject in the world ;-)
Another week goes by and no new checkins to m/b. Funny that the thing didn't get any attention until weeks after it seems to have stalled. Also cute that no one has really noticed that this is just a reshaped and simplified XUL front end for the millions of lines of great backend Mozilla code and almost the entire thing was about a day or so of work by two people, mostly one 16 year old mozilla contributor. I'm not knocking it or its contributor(s). It's a great idea and I'm one of it's biggest fans but it is amusing to see the reactions of those who don't really know what's going on and won't actaully investigate (pretty much every detail of this project is accessible via queries using our webtools, boys and girls).
Mozilla makes TIME magazine, print and web!! Seems that this reviewer appreciates "the clever, stress-saving bells and whistles that come from millions of geek hours of testing." I guess geeks features like tabbed browsing and pop-up blocking aren't so geek afterall. See a scan of the print version here and read the article as HTML over at TIME.com.
My presentation to folks at AOL went OK. Less than expected turnout. Time to catch the red-eye back to the west coast.
I just finished off a very cool weekend in Washington, D.C. In addition to all the entertaining protests that were happening, Deanna and I visited the National Gallery of Art and saw some of the most amazing paintings anywhere in the world. We also visited the Vietnam War Memorial, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and much more. (If you're looking for a place to stay in downtown DC then check out the Lincoln Suites. It was a great location, a decent price and wonderful service.)
That's the good news. The bad news is that we're in Dulles, VA now. I haven't been in such a cultural wasteland in at least a decade. I don't know what I'd do if I had to live here. Let's hope that work on the west coast holds out.
Just finished another expensive and painful ordeal at the dentist. I'm so frustrated with my insurance. It doesn't make any sense that dental care isn't handled the same way as medical care. With my health insurance plan I pay a deductible and then insurance picks up the rest. With dental care it's the opposite, they pay the inital chunk and anything over that is out of my pocket.
A few years ago I fell and fractured my skull. (don't do that. it's really painful). I was in the hosipital for a few days and the total bill was about $15K (I think). I paid a few hundred dollars and insurance picked up the rest. During the last couple of weeks I've had nearly $4K worth of dental work and insurance covered about a thousand of that and that's it. I've got to cover the rest.
It just doesn't make sense to me that if it's a bone in your leg that needs work then health insurance covers you but if it's a tooth in your mouth then you're hosed.
A few intersting Mozilla-related stories:
c|net on CompuServe with Gecko (also featured on zdnet and msnbc, probably others)
AOL press release about Compuserve 7.0 shipping with Gecko.
slashdot on CS with Gecko
CNN talks about Mozilla 1.0 RC1
I've been invited to be the keynote speaker at a Mozilla-Gumi event which will celebrate the release of 1.0 and host discussions about the future. Sounds like about 300 people which would be very cool. If I can get funding to make the trip then I'll be in Japan mid-May.
I've also got an invitation to meet with Mozilla contributors at Sun in Beijing, China. I may try to connect the two trips and then take a vacation tacked onto the end of the trip with my wife, Deanna.
Nothing's final but it's definitely an interesting oportunity.
I've moved again. From mozillazine.org/asa/ to mozillazine.org/weblogs/asa/. That suggests to me that there may be more weblog/<name>s in the works. How cool would that be, if mozillaZine becomes a Mozillla community weblog host.
I played around with another four or five templates and none of them really hooked me so I decided to roll one up myself. I have no idea what I'm doing (I really don't know the first thing about CSS) but maybe it will grow into something better. This displays very differently in Mozilla and IE and I don't really care. If I ever put any content up that matters to anyone then maybe I'll try to make it look nicer. 'Till then I'm havin' fun with -moz CSS properties ;-)
Declare the pennies on your eyes. Ugh. Well, at least it's done. I need to get something set up so I can track my taxable income, deductions, withholding, etc. in some convenient way. Somehow I came out owing considerably more than I had withheld. Seems I'm coming up fine on Federal by way off on California state income taxes.
Another day and another "C:\mb\mozilla\browser> cvs up -d" that gives me nothing new. Sad. It had such promise ;-)
There is something very important going on here. There is something empowering coming to the surface. Weblogs have been around for years now but I don't think it's a coincidence that just as the commercial internet bubble was bursting the blog scene started blowing up (in a good way).
Talk hard. Seize the air.