Three Monkeys, Three Typewriters, Two Days

August 31, 2003

Logging in to bugzilla, fifty times a day

Why does Bugzilla bother with the "limit this login to this IP" checkbox if it does nothing? I always uncheck it, and every time Erols drops my dialup connection I have to log in again.

Making it possible to log in from a computer only once no matter how its IP changes would be the single biggest usability gain for Bugzilla from my perspective.

Posted by bzbarsky at 12:27 PM

August 26, 2003

Agreements, past and present

If I enter into an agreement with someone, why would I care whether he purposefully breaks the agreement or is simply unable to hold up his end of the bargain (and knows this when concluding the agreement)? The only reason I would care is if all I wanted was a declaration of goodwill, not actual results.

Of course, if all I care about is a declaration of goodwill, I should just ask for such, instead of entering an agreement I know the other side will not keep.

Posted by bzbarsky at 8:51 PM

August 12, 2003

Keybinding hell

With the arrival of spellchecker on the trunk, MailNews composition has become well and truly unusable. Every time I want to delete a line (which happens a lot when I'm writing a news post or mail), I get that stupid dialog popping up.

Maybe I should look for and resurrect that patch that would let me use the editor of my choice to compose the mails (and for textareas for that matter; reviewing large patches would benefit wonderfully from me being able to do it in an editor that 1) doesn't crash if my browser does and 2) has auto-save for that one time in 5 years when it crashes).

Posted by bzbarsky at 12:03 PM

August 10, 2003


After wasting a huge amount of time on trying to get this optical wireless Logitech mousewheel thingy to work right, I've given up, cleaned the rollers in my 3-year-old $15 Logitech 3-button mouse, and am once again enjoying a pleasant mousing experience.

Posted by bzbarsky at 3:58 PM

I wonder...

I wonder what Ecclesiastes would have had to say on the subject of how I spent today. Unfortunately, I suspect that I know the answer....

It's nice to be caught up on email, I guess, but I'd rather have stayed out of touch.

Posted by bzbarsky at 1:29 AM