November, 2005

Nov 05

Firefox 1.5 & what I’ve been up to lately

heya. today’s the day for the 1.5 release of firefox and some partnership announcements. the stuff that i’ve been working a lot on lately is the partner section at the end — represents a new move for us that i think is very positive and will surprise some folks.

mostly, though, just download firefox 1.5. 🙂

Nov 05

Life is short

Just reading an essay by a friend of mine, Bob Sutton (he’s a lot more interesting than this page — his recent essay for HBR is called “The No Assholes Rule”), and came across one of my favorite quotes:

“Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.”

He’s using the quote in the context of how making business decisions each day is a tricky business — there’s never enough information, time or support to know with certainty that your decisions are the right ones, the best ones, or even just not disastrous.

I feel that way most days at Mozilla — there are so many unknowns and the world is moving so quickly, that learning how to make the best decisions with what we’ve got seems like my chief job responsibility. This seems more true to me here than it ever was at Reactivity.

No point, really, just a thought.

Nov 05

working up my thanksgiving list

Driving into work today, I found myself starting to compose a post for Thursday about the things that I’m thankful for this year. I have to say that there are a few obvious ones that I’ll jot down, but the list of things in my life that I feel incredibly fortunate and thankful for got very long very fast. I’ll figure it out in the next couple of days, but I’m a very happy & lucky guy these days.

Thing I’m thankful for this morning: Sam slept solid from 12:30a through 6:15a this morning. Like heaven.

Nov 05


I really like sleep. Or I used to, anyway. Sam’s doing great great great, in general, but isn’t sleeping too well lately. He went to bed last night at around 8p, then woke up at 10p, 11p, 12:30a, 2a, 5a, 6:15a. Then we got up and played at about 7:15a. Yikes. That was more than usual, but not a lot more — he’s been waking up 3 or 4 times a night lately. Much harder on Kathy than on me, of course. I’d imagine it’s hard on the little guy, too, but he seems pretty happy in general. We go to sleep each night optimistic that he’ll make the switch.

In other (and somewhat related) news, Sam’s tried his 2nd food (2nd after Mom’s milk, and not including Tylenol, which isn’t all that great a meal). Rice cereal! Yum! Well, sort of. I guess. First time was last week — I fed him but didn’t end up getting much inside his belly. Kathy tried last night, with much more success. He’s working on figuring out the mechanics, which is fun to watch. We had high hopes that it would result in sleep, but no. Oh well.

He’s still the greatest.

Nov 05

Sam’s First Basketball Game

Cool slideshow of Sam’s first Stanford basketball game. Apologies for the sideways pictures. Still figuring that out. (Also, sign up for — I think we’re going to start sharing more pictures that way.) [mouse over a picture to pause the strip…click on it to see a medium (larger) version, then click on that for the full sized one.]

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