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Attachment history

Earlier today, Dietrich tweeted a great pic as he was getting ready for the 2013 Summit in Brussels, showing his collection of badges from previous summits. In Brussels for #MozSummit 2013. I think I can fit one more on here. … Continue reading

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Mozilla office history

If you don’t live in the San Francisco Bay area, you may not be aware that the culmination of a major infrastructure project is underway this holiday weekend. The Bay Bridge, one of 5 major Bay-area bridges, is in the … Continue reading

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A change in password manager

In my last post I talked about how password manager currently works. Starting in Firefox 26 (assuming all goes well), it will work a bit differently. Currently, the password manager must look at each page that loads, and process it … Continue reading

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On Firefox’s Password Manager

It’s been a while since I last blogged about Firefox’s password manager. No big deal, it really hasn’t fundamentally changed since since I rewrote it 6 years ago for Firefox 3.0. Well, ok, the storage backend did switch to SQLite, … Continue reading

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IRC notifications

I currently use IRSSI, a traditional text-based client for IRC. I’ve used various GUI clients in the past, but found them all to have bugs and quirks that drove me crazy. IRSSI’s been very good to me, but it’s lacking … Continue reading

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Ten year year retrospective

Think back to 10 years ago. February 1st 2003, around 9am (EST) in the morning. Some of you will have this date burned into your memory, but many will not. Do you remember where you were, when you first heard? … Continue reading

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Font politics

There’s a nice blog post up today talking about the typefaces used in the current presidential campaign. (Along with a link to an interesting study about their impact on perception.) I couldn’t resist making the following: (References: [1], [2], [3], … Continue reading

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Demo: Image enhancement with getUserMedia

Enhance 224 to 176. Enhance, stop. Move in, stop. Pull out, track right, stop. Center in, pull back. Stop. Track 45 right. Stop. Center and stop. Enhance 34 to 36. Pan right and pull back. Stop. Enhance 34 to 46. … Continue reading

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Unicorns and Mozilla

Let’s file this under “reasons I love working at Mozilla”. Because, well, that’s true and I can’t think of a better place for it! Months ago (months!), I ran across an amazing, amazing thing for “Unicorn Poop Cookies”. I’ve had … Continue reading

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