July 15, 2002

Hrm, it seems that people actually read this drivel. I guess that means I actually have to update it every now and then. I've been taking some time off from blogging simply because I'm burned out and trying to recenter my life.

Tomorrow I'm off to Harper's Ferry, WV, and the day after, Gettysburg, PA. Yes, I'm a Civil War nut and it's about time I take advantage of the rich history present in the hills around northern Virginia. I'm also due quite a bit of time off (in addition to my sabbatical which I keep pushing off), so I figured I'd take this week off from work and do some things for myself.

Hopefully Chimera 0.4 should be out soon. Between the file system rewrite and more bugfixes than I can count, this little browser is going to turn some heads. That's another reason why I'm taking some much deserved time off.

The last month has emphasized to me the differences between Netscape of five years ago when I joined and the Netscape of today under AOL control. While management and marketing have changed, and infuriatingly for the worst I must say, the quality of the team continues to dazzle me. I am working with some of the most incredible engineers in the industry: dedicated, skilled, and passionate. Macdev@Netscape was, for several years, a joke. Chimera has shown me that we can pull together and really make something special. This is the team I came to Netscape to work with. This is the team that will keep me here for years to come.

Everyone is watching BigBrother 3 riiiiiight? I was at CBS Studios (in Studio City, CA) 2 years ago for July 4th when they brought in the first set of contestants for BB1 in the convoy of black Explorers. Maybe it was the woman I was with at the time, but it was a magical experience. Yeah yeah, it's cheezy, but I'm easily entertained. I still prefer Survivor and The Mole for reality-based game shows, but BB continutes to hook me year after year. I'm still not sure what to think about this "veto" power. We shall see as the game unfolds.

Yeah yeah, Jingle Pants has gone to another job. Nothing to see here, move along. We wish him well.

I'll post more about my day trips when I get back.

Posted by pinkerton at July 15, 2002 7:11 PM