June 6, 2002

The feature requests we're starting to get for Chimera are bordering on ridiculous. I twice had to push back on a feature to let users swap out their button icons. I mean, really. Who gives a fuck?! What's next? A toolbar button to open the 3rd most-recent url in session history in a new tab? Give me a break.

Chimera's goal is to be simple, clean, and free from fluff and geek-boy features. I phear an imminent invation of geekboys carrying fluffy pillows. It's so easy to just say "yes" to everything, and down that road lies madness and Mozilla's heinously complicated UI. It took me 10 minutes to find a pref in the UI yesterday. The day that Chimera turns into that is the day someone needs to take me out back and put me out of my misery.

Posted by pinkerton at June 6, 2002 10:49 AM