Daily Archives: March 6, 2007

Visiting Firefox/Mozilla team tomorrow

I’m interviewing over at Mozilla in the morning (the fine folks who bring you the Firefox browser). I just asked my 852 new friends over on Twitter what they wanted to know and the questions started coming in fast and furious. Post yours here, or over on Twitter.

Here’s some that came in in the first two minutes after I posted. Twitter is a total firehose when you add so many people as your friends. Will be useful for someone like me to get instant feedback from an interesting audience.

Hackergotchi robitaille @Scoberizer: ask them about their opinion of Iceweasel http://en.wikipedia.org/wik… 1 minute ago from im Icon_star_empty

Dscn2322 urbanduck @Scobleizer, Wii version of Firefox 3? :) 2 minutes ago from im in reply to Scobleizer Icon_star_empty

Profile StevenHodson @robert: are they going to finally fix the memory leak 3 minutes ago from web Icon_star_empty

Brent_48 iboughtamac @Scoble Did they fix the keyboard hijack bug? 4 minutes ago from twitterrific Icon_star_empty

Prunes irinaslutsky @scoble: ask them why it keeps crashing 4 minutes ago from im Icon_star_empty

1tan netchick @Scobleizer: I’d love to know what the Firefox 3.0 teams are doing for convergence on any level! 4 minutes ago from im in reply to Scobleizer Icon_star_empty

93529274_n00 thepatrick @scobleizer: FF3: will it actually fit on a mac? 4 minutes ago from im in reply to Scobleizer Icon_star_empty

Johnny_gnomedex feedia 1.Ask about Vector Graphics support 2.Off line web applications — specifically how cache is handled 4 minutes ago from web Icon_star_empty

Jamescowboy jlward4th @Scobleizer – if memory leaks and stability will be better. why they aren’t doing ECMAScript r4 in Firefox 3 with Tamarin. 4 minutes ago from im in reply to Scobleizer Icon_star_empty

Brett Brett_Nordquist Scoble: Ask them why they can’t make Windows Media files play within FF. 5 minutes ago from web Icon_star_empty

Headthumb tuz @Robert: As a web designer, what can I look forward to about Firefox 3.0? Ask them that. 5 minutes ago from twitterrific Icon_star_empty

Dscn2322 urbanduck @Scobleizer, ask them about their relationship with Google, and other internet giants :) 6 minutes ago from im in reply to Scobleizer Icon_star_empty

Avatar technosailor @Scoble: Will they ever get the memory footprint down. It takes 3x as long to load on OS X than Safari 6 minutes ago from im Icon_star_empty

Back at Microsoft TechFest

It’s weird being back at Microsoft just a few yards from the building I last worked at. I’m sitting in the front row with Jeff Clavier, Scott Beale, and a bunch of others (there are several hundred journalists here for Microsoft Research’s 15-year-blowout TechFest). You can listen in on MS Research’s TechFest site. Rick Rashid, head of Research, is on stage. So far not much interesting, will let you know what I see.

UPDATE: I’m Twittering it. Curtis Wong (who is one of the smartest people I met in my Microsoft travels) just showed off Sky Server, which lets you walk around the sky, much like you can with Google Earth. This is inspiring, it’s like having the Hubble Telescope to walk around right on your desktop.

It also demonstrates how much we lost when Jim Gray sailed his boat out of the Golden Gate never to be heard from again.

Maryam approved: MyPunchBowl.com (new features added tonight)

Maryam got involved in one of the demos. She approves of MyPunchBowl.com. Since the demo’s filming, though, they added new features.

TechCrunch alert!

Anyway, here’s the demo, with founder Matt Douglas and the interview where I grill him about why he thinks MyPunchBowl has a chance against bigger, entrenched competitors like evite.com.


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