February 23, 2006

My Fast

I find humor in the fact that my girlfriend doesn't understand the new VW commercials. She also got a touch car-sick on my last test drive. I think it's best that she and my fast don't share a bathroom.

I'm am continuously amazed at the outpouring of support for Camino that we get on the feedback list. It's easily 99% positive. Usually people on the Internet only take time to whine, complain, and point out how much you suck. I've never seen anything like it, and it makes me proud.

Hopefully the US men's curling team will take the bronze. Oh, and the women's team can stop by for dinner any time they want. Though they probably wouldn't get along with my girlfriend either.

Posted by pinkerton at 7:58 PM

February 20, 2006

Top Notch!

I recently stumbled onto a fan site of BBC car enthusiast/comedy hour Top Gear which has a listing of all episodes available for download over torrent. Much better than what we get in the US on Discovery as there aren't any commercials, erroneous conversions into dollars, and a whole lot more content per episode.

Posted by pinkerton at 4:41 PM

Enjoy

Another scoop of demo-quality songs from my library. The mixes aren't great, the vocals are terrible, but you get the idea.

By the way, loving all the curling. Every. Single. Day. I'm in heaven!

Posted by pinkerton at 2:39 PM

February 14, 2006

1.0 Has Arrived!

I'm posting this with Camino 1.0 final. The website has been updated. The press release has been issued. Today is the day that we take that step from obscure open source project to real, non-alpha, non-beta, feel-safe-to-tell-your-mom-about-it project.

There are so many people I'd like to thank who made this all a reality. Some have only been with the project for a short time, others have been with it since almost the very beginning. Some contribute by submitting bugs, others contribute their time to help us figure out which bugs are real and how important they are. Some contribute artistic talent, others contribute code and bugfixes. Some contribute just by telling their friends about this cool alternative to Safari and Firefox. Everyone in the community shares my gratitude for making Camino what it is today.

Is it perfect? No. Absolutely not. Does it have every feature that every other browser has? No. Absolutely not. There will always be haters who scream, "How could you have a 1.0 without XYZ!?" Sure, we could have tinkered endlessly, but there comes a time when you just have to wrap it with a bow and ship it. Was Safari 1.0 perfect? What about Firefox 1.0? Compare those to where they are now and it's not pretty. Regardless, we feel that the quality is incredibly high for a project with no full-time staff and no paid employees. We are very proud of what we've been able to accomplish over the last 5 years.

Now that we've crossed that magic 1.0 barrier, we're free to resume innovating, tinkering, and catching up where we still need to. I get lots of feedback on a daily basis (99% of it is very positive, which still amazes me) and I read it all. I even respond to most of it. We hear you loud and clear. We will be adding spell check. We will be adding RSS detection. We will be fixing many of the issues you've complained about. Interested in helping? Check out the website!

Thank you to everyone involved, even jinglepants.

EDIT: Om Malik, of Business 2.0, blogged about our milestone. Sweetness.

Posted by pinkerton at 9:58 AM

February 13, 2006

Shoulder-length curls

I was greatly enjoying the curling on CNBC until I popped over to NBC's olympic website (as directed by the goofy announcer) only to find a rotating banner indicating the US lost the match I was watching. Jackasses.

Tomorrow's the day, 1.0.

Posted by pinkerton at 6:44 PM

Hardly Snowbound

So we got about a foot of snow this weekend, but from the looks of it, you could barely tell. We weren't ever snowbound, and even had the driveway fully clear by 10am the next morning. The roads were fine. Why on earth did they close the schools?

We even made it downtown for my first ever NBA game, Wizards v. 76ers. We had great seats and the game was a lot of fun. Unlike the Capitals game I was at earlier in the week, the home team actually won. It's still weird watching in person, but you get a feel of how much more into the game the crowd gets.

Enjoying the olympics, even though the picture quality (even on my "normal" standard-def television) is crap. Go NBC. Can't wait for curling!!! (I'm not kidding.)

What does it mean that my cat threw up on my TurboTax CD?

Posted by pinkerton at 10:48 AM

February 10, 2006

Here We Go Again

True to form, the initial HD coverage of the Olympics looks like ass on NBC. Maybe they're saving their HD cameras for the real events, and just covering everything tonight with widescreen SD cams. I have to wonder why. They've also been crowing about DD5.1 all evening, but so far no affiliate in the DC area have it turned on.

I'm not impresssed.

EDIT: The one thing that really bugs me, aside from the piss-poor HD and bad sound, is that the announcers harping on each countries political problems as the athletes parade in the opening ceremony. Aren't sports supposed to trancend all this political bullshit? Why point it out at every turn?

Posted by pinkerton at 9:20 PM

February 6, 2006

Odds and Ends

We've set a date for the 1.0 release, and that's next Tuesday, 2/14. To those websites out there that are reporting that we've shipped 1.0, you're on crack. You need to get new sources.

I was pleasantly surprised at how many commercials were in HD for the Super Bowl. The odd ones were the ones that were in standard def, which is a welcome change from past years.

My back hurts. I'm getting old.

Posted by pinkerton at 9:09 PM

February 3, 2006

1.0 RC 1

Camino 1.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download. Please give it a spin and let us know if you find anything majorly broken. If nothing major shows up, we're going to ship this next week.

Note that this is also a Universal Binary, so all of you with the new iMacs please give it a spin and tell us if you run into any issues.

So.....close......

Posted by pinkerton at 5:18 PM

February 1, 2006

Train's A Rollin'

We've got our Tiger box (thanks Chase!!!) and mento is planning on spinning our RC1 in the next day or two. We'll give our RC about a week to make sure nothing is horribly wrong, and then we're pushing it. We're frantically getting release notes and l10n together, everyone is all aflutter.

Posted by pinkerton at 2:56 PM