As we use more and more mobile devices in our lives, an open platform is becoming more, not less important.

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There was a time when I worked on the website mozilla.org full time. This time has passed, but the website is in the capable hands of my friends at Mozilla’s Web Productions team.

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Woah it’s been a long time since I last blogged. Busy times. So here you go with a casual Firefox tip:

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Over the years, I have written a handful of Firefox add-ons, and I need notifications quite frequently. Why? Most of my add-ons do something in the background at the user’s request, and when it’s done, the user wants to know. Alternatively, if my add-on attempts to do something and fails, the user would see nothing happen at all, unless I somehow tell them.

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I just released a new version of imagetwist!

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Ever so often, friends send me emails with pictures they took on their phones. When looking at the photo, it frequently appears turned on its side, like this:

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There’s a semi-funny Internet meme called “first world problems”, here is an example:

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By now, I have helped hire a few dozen people (web developers, mostly, but also database admins, recruiters, QA engineers, and such) and I really enjoy when my assessments were right and they turn out to be great employees.

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I am grateful that my skill set is apparently a scarce commodity – so much so that I routinely get emails from recruiters trying to get me interested into their respective employers / clients. So far so good. That’s nice, even flattering at times.

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Let me preface this by saying: While I have some education in the field, and I create user experiences in software on a daily basis, I am not a User Experience professional. So take this with a grain of salt, and feel free to comment on this and point out where I err.

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