The web was built by hand

Lego Firefox by Johnathan Nightingale

I’ve been a Firefox fan since Firefox was in pre-1.0 beta. Even though it isn’t my primary browser at the moment (wait 5 minutes, my defaults can change without notice), I still love what it stands for and the work the Mozilla Foundation is doing. This video nicely encapsulates that mission: https://youtu.be/tRlmP6xWdw0 I love this…… Continue reading The web was built by hand

Removing the annoying blinking cursor in Firefox

One of the reasons I stopped using Firefox as my primary browser was something pretty small, but annoying: a seemingly random cursor on the screen. I couldn’t work out how to stop it from appearing when I clicked on the screen until I found this forum post titled “Firefox shows a blinking “edit” cursor in…… Continue reading Removing the annoying blinking cursor in Firefox

The Firefox DRM implementation – a glimmer of light

Mozilla’s decision to implement DRM code is disappointing and Cory Doctorow’s article titled “Firefox’s adoption of closed-source DRM breaks my heart” is worth reading for his perspectives. I noticed one positive aspect of the Firefox implementation, though – There are other ways in which Mozilla’s DRM is better for user freedom than its commercial competitors’.…… Continue reading The Firefox DRM implementation – a glimmer of light

Firefox 29 is a good looking browser

Update (2014-04-30): I tried it out for a bit and then encountered two things that bugged me enough to switch back to Chrome: A blinking cursor on a random space on a page that I have seen in previous versions and irritates me; The Evernote extension is about 2 generations behind the current Chrome and…… Continue reading Firefox 29 is a good looking browser

Weird rendering issues in Firefox on my @squarespace site

I noticed some off rendering issues in Facebook when I view this site in Firefox (pretty much the last few versions), compared to Chrome. This is what this site looks like in Chrome: This is what the site looks like in Firefox (I’m running the stable version 11): I notice 2 issues in Firefox’s rendering.…… Continue reading Weird rendering issues in Firefox on my @squarespace site

Massive memory usage in Chrome isn't a bug, its a feature

I took a look at Chrome’s memory usage a few minutes ago. I switched back to Chrome last week or so after using Firefox for a while as my default. I didn’t have a particularly compelling reason to switch to Chrome from Firefox. I just loaded Chrome and it looked a little cleaner than Firefox…… Continue reading Massive memory usage in Chrome isn't a bug, its a feature

This site is now powered by Squarespace

Update: The site subsequently returned to WordPress. 🙂 After an aborted attempt to migrate this site from its WordPress home of many years over the weekend, I completed the migration to Squarespace yesterday. I really like Squarespace as a platform and while WordPress worked just fine for years I felt it was time for a…… Continue reading This site is now powered by Squarespace