Here you see Tristan Nitot, president of Mozilla Europe, receiving the Guinness World Record certificate at the London Firefox 3 party. Awesome!

(Thanks for the link, laura)

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I recently saw this on the local network at the unversity:

Well, at least the user was honest :) If he was aware that his iPhone would tell everybody of its existence through Bonjour? That, I don't know.

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Now it has happened: As an effect of the urgent need for a weekend, I registered with twitter. Only adding people I could think of easily, I am not "following" 37 people ;)

Of course, my twitter experience started all peachy right off the bat, by first giving me site errors:

  (hey, at least they are pretty)

... and then I noticed something weird about the times they show on every page:

"ungefähr 1 Stunde ago from web..." ... is that... Germenglish? Englerman?

But let's not be discouraged. They probably just started their announced maintenance window four hours early ;)

Anyone else think I forgot to "follow" them on twitter? Leave a comment.

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They should have covered the Firefox 2 cake instead: After all, it still rendered in black and white ;)

(Thanks for the link, Jean Pierre!)

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The Firefox world record attempt has just weighed in with a whopping 8 million downloads (plus change) in a 24-hour period.

And, as I recently noticed, each Firefox instance carries my name among the men and women mentioned in the credits list (for my work on the Mozilla Add-ons project):

My name in the Firefox 3 credits. Awesome :) (did I mention I dig my name being spelled correctly?)

If you want to see who else is on the list, click on "About Firefox" in the help (or Firefox, on Mac) menu, then "Credits".

Thanks to Mike Connor (who I believe put me on the list) and to everybody who made Firefox 3 such a great product.

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Jean Pierre pointed out a fabulous little extension for Firefox 3 on OSX:

The firefox-mac-pdf extension embeds PDF files right in the browser, so you don't have to download them, open them with and remove the file off your desktop afterwards. It works much like Acrobat, except it uses OSX's built-in PDFkit.

That's definitely an extension I'd like to see on AMO.

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Oh, hello! The MSIE team sent us another cake. This time, sadly, I wasn't around to taste it, but it looks much nicer than the old one! Internet Explorer just started getting color, it seems like!

Here it is, photo courtesy of robcee:

I hope it tasted as delicious as the first one!

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As many of you may already know, tomorrow, June 17, Firefox 3 will be released to the general public.

But that's not all: In an event called "Download Day" Mozilla is trying to set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in 24 hours. You can help set the record!

All you need to do is download Firefox 3 tomorrow within the first 24 hours of its release.

Need more info? Hop over to the Mozilla Blog or read the official Download Day FAQ.

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Whenever I apply somebody else's big patch to review it, I obviously go ahead and revert the changes to my local Subversion working copy afterwards. Here's the line I use to do it, maybe somebody will find it useful (though I mainly blog it not to forget it myself):

svn st -q | awk '{print $2;}' | xargs svn revert

(To be honest, I also expect about 17 comments now that tell me how I can do this more efficiently, or what I didn't consider when writing this in about 5 seconds -- so, don't disappoint me, fire away! :) )

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The buddy I am currently staying with called me a nerd today because I was putting on a Firefox T-Shirt. Oh, little does he know, poor fellow.

I wonder what he had said if he knew that we just set up an OpenVPN server on our wireless router at home to be able to log in from a distance and program our dad's satellite receiver? We call it the 6.500 kilometer remote control.

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