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September 2006

A special update, just for Talk Like A Pirate Day

09/19/2006

Tonight, with help from morgamic and sspitzer, we’ve published Firefox’s first ever “major update.” This type of update is intended to pull people from (for instance) 1.5.0.7 to 2.0. We won’t be immediately publishing any major updates (including that particular update path). It includes the ability to display EULAs and allow users to ignore the Read More

telnet moz.ca

09/19/2006

I’m about to board the Air Canada red-eye1 to present to Seneca’s Open Source course on the wonderful and intriguing world of Mozilla builds! The TSA was intent on taking my deodorant, so if something smells amiss… remember, it was all to save freedom. _____________ 1 Yes, yes, perfect timing… I know…

Ahead of the Release Curve IV: Defining the Curve

09/14/2006

In case you’ve only ever read this “blahg” via its RSS feed, the tagline reads “What does a Build Engineer do all day, anyway?” I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the answer to that question. When I think about what my answer actually is, day-in-day-out—doing builds, triaging broken builds, restarting automatic builds, respinning builds, Read More

Moving on up… to that de-luxe [storage array] in the sky

09/12/2006

You’d think 1.9 terrabytes of disk storage would be enough for Mozilla’s builds, but… it’s not. In fact, with all the simultaneous releases going on lately, we’ve had to spend a lot of time babysitting the chronically under-spaced stage.m.o. Fortunately, we now have a replacement and a plan to get us using it. In addition Read More

PPL ASEL.

09/11/2006

Last Friday, after [*cough* too many *cough*] hours of flight time[due entirely to me dragging my own feet], I drove out to the Palo Alto Airport and took my private pilot checkride with FAA-designated pilot examiner Mike Shiflett. The first part—the oral test—went smoothly… and quickly! I then gathered the weather for the second part, Read More

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