Category Archives: PlanetMozilla

A transit of Venus

(or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Sun) This is going to be a longish post, the ravings of an obsessive-compulsive mind. So here’s the tl;dr… I took a picture using a telescope (indirectly). It’s Venus transiting … Continue reading

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Boom goes the dynamite

This weekend bug 758812 landed on mozilla-central. So begins a long, slow process of splitting up browser.js into smaller pieces. “What’s the deal with browser.js, anyway?” It’s big. Too damn big. For those unfamiliar with it, browser.js basically contains a … Continue reading

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Too long for Twitter

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue … Continue reading

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Unowned Reviews

I was feeling a little bit ornery today, and decided to take a look at unowned reviews in Bugzilla (aka patches with a review request “to the wind”, instead of requesting review from some specific person). After a bit of … Continue reading

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Firefox flowers

I was at IKEA the other day (for the first time ever!), and juuust as I was about to make it out the door with minimal expense I saw their assortment of fake flowers, and knew what had to be … Continue reading

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An experiment in Firefox bug triage

If you’ve been around Mozilla for a while, you probably know that Bugzilla’s “Firefox :: General” component has a bad reputation; a place where bugs languish and die without attention. It’s not entirely true — over the last year we’ve … Continue reading

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Speaking of Community

In my last post I mentioned how super satisfying it is to be part of a community working together to make Firefox better. This morning someone new dropped into #fx-team on IRC, asking about a reproducible problem and how to … Continue reading

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Community participation

(First, let me note that there will be no flame-farting robots in this post.) Now that’s out of the way, let me refer you to this post by Notch, creator of the wildly-successful indy game Minecraft. Someone tweeted me about … Continue reading

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What’s hot for Android?

The correct answer, of course, is Firefox Mobile. :-) But what _other_ apps are must-have for Android? Some context: I got a Motorola Atrix phone a few months ago, it was my first Android device. I’ll probably blog more about … Continue reading

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Seven Things

“Seven Things” is the hip new, err, thing that all the kids are doing these days. I got pinged, so here’s my 7. Hey, let’s do this David Letterman style. *drumroll* TOP SEVEN THINGS ABOUT JUSTIN DOLSKE! 7. Has a … Continue reading

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