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Step 2: Air Mozilla Reboot

Continuing the conversation I started a few weeks ago and Step 1, I want to focus on one of the most powerful tools we have to engage the Mozilla Community and facilitate participation. What is Air Mozilla? Air Mozilla is different things to different people. The original wireless network at the 1981 Landings office The… Read more

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Step 1: Community IT

“Help me… help you. Help me, help you. ” ~ Jerry Maguire Last week I blogged about our efforts to be radical and pivot. The first area we’re focusing on is what I’ve started calling Community IT. Mozilla’s IT/Infrastructure & Ops team is very adept at supporting the large and complex environment needed to support… Read more

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My job, after 5.558 years

I’ve been at Mozilla for 5.558 years (or 2001 days but who keeps count?). Over that time I’ve seen my role within Mozilla change from a network engineer on a team of three to helping orchestrate a team of 38. While my role and job title has surely changed, I don’t think my job actually… Read more

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My Army of Awesome

Three years ago we were a team of 7 if I remember right. Today it’s a team of 38 spanning 6 different groups & 6 different time zones. They are doing things I wasn’t even imagining we’d be doing three years ago. They are, in many respects, the smartest group of people I have ever… Read more

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Speech

Two weeks ago my entire team was onsite. It’s perhaps the first real IT/Operations onsite we’ve had. The group is finally large enough and geographically spread around where having focused onsites makes sense. Most of the week was spent with PuppetLabs and for various reasons, I missed the beginning of the week but I had… Read more

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YearUp, Mozilla & Core Values Award

In late 2009 my friend and former colleague Dan Portillo introduced me to YearUp. I could say a lot about YearUp but none says it best than this PBS NewsHour segment. I met Jay and Sahaar at YearUp and immediately saw possibilities for Mozilla’s participation and by January 2010 we welcomed our first, albeit entirely… Read more

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Buenos Aires

Musica cerca de Av. Corrientes y Av. 9 de Julio. Last week, for eight days, I was able to step outside my normal role managing Operations and wear an entirely different hat. I had an amazing opportunity to interact with the vibrant Mozilla and Open Source community; I got to interact with those who I… Read more

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So long Talkback, thanks for all the memories.

June 8, 2010. We’ve been tracking this date since Thunderbird 3.0 was released (December 8, 2009). We stop supporting Talkback (the crash reporting tool that was used in Firefox 2.0.0.x, Thunderbird 2.0.0.x, and Camino 1.5.x) today! Talkback’s long since been replaced by Breakpad. We will officially turn things off June 15 during our normal Tuesday… Read more

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Upcoming Downtime – April 17 – San Jose/MPT

Mark your calendar. Saturday, April 17 @ 2pm. That’s the date we’ve scheduled to do some significant NetApp upgrades in San Jose (bug 502151). Unlike most NetApp upgrades, these will require real downtime. The nature of the upgrade involves updating the firmware on several disk array shelves and requires a power cycle of those shelves.… Read more

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