Thanks to everybody who responded about my last post, I appreciate all the kind comments. I’m glad that firebot still has such support after 10 years.
I’d like to announce that Firebot has a new owner, Byron Jones (glob on IRC [blog]). glob has previously contributed code to the mozbot project and works for Mozilla on Bugzilla and bugzilla.mo [...]
It has been a long road for firebot, the sometimes overly chatty companion on Mozilla’s IRC server that I’ve operated for almost 10 years, but the time has come for me to part ways with the bot.
On June 1st, 2014, firebot will shut down.
The reasons for this decision are somewhat vague, but put simply, I don’t have the time to invest in cont [...]
“If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.” -John Stuart Mill
I used to be involved in Mozilla… In the run up to Firefox 1.0 10 years a [...]
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[This is a little outside of my normal listening.. and the lyrics alone don’t really do it justice.. you can find a video of it here, but here they are anyway… It’s a deep moody kind of song if you let it in and feel it. ]
I know you’re somewhere out there Somewhere far away I want you back I want you back My neighbors think [...]
I’ve spun off all the firebot related traffic to his new blog. It will include updates about his status as well as upcoming changes and so forth, similar to other status blogs that appear on planet. Until it gets added to planet, you can follow it directly at….
The Firebot Blog
This will be the last firebot related post to appear [...]
I’m taking advantage of my winter break as well as the holiday season lull to upgrade firebot’s server today (12/28/2010). So he’ll be offline from now until that’s completed sometime tonight or tomorrow.
I’m also reconfiguring how my mail server is working so even after he comes back up, bugmail reporting will take longer to have working aga [...]
So long since I’ve waited To live again You’ve brought my world to an end Love takes its victim and leaves its remains My broken heart has died in vain Tell me why have we forsaken the dreams we had The pain makes it so hard to understand You’re a lifetime ago but a memory away And I’ll love you [...]
"Wherefore the ruler who has a care of the constitution should invent terrors, and bring distant dangers near, in order that the citizens may be on their guard, and, like sentinels in a night watch, never relax their attention"
– Aristotle ("The Politics")
So… its a foregone conclusion that I’m not very good at keeping up with a blog. Thats ok. I won’t apologize for it. I just simply often have little to write about, or so it seems like. Though it seems like I may have spare time to post more, we’ll see.
Recently, when approaching migrating this blog from one movabletype installation into anoth [...]
I recognize that this post is about to be little more than a complaint (as i’m not sure what better behavior would be, I don’t claim to know good design, thats what the UX team exists for), but I recall seeing somewhere, (I think it was Jennifer Boriss’ blog) a discussion about Firefox dialogs that get in the users way (specifically add-on [...]
[ This is a partial cross-post of a blog post I made to the XMTuner’s project blog… Reposted here for my readers that don’t follow that blog. – Wolf]
XMTuner is a Windows application designed to replace the no-longer maintained uSirius and uXM applications that were written by Millard software. It was born when SiriusXM u [...]
[Just a note about my newest programming endeavor, for those who are interested. The current version is 0.4.1, who’s details are cross-posted from the homepage, below. – Wolf]
What is XMTuner?
XMTuner is a media application that provides XM Satellite Radio streams to media servers, set-top media players, game consoles, smart phones and virtua [...]
In general, it seems as if its not obvious how to reach me regarding firebot. In fact, in seems like a lot of people don’t know who runs firebot at all. So hopefully this post will clear things up.
First off, for those who are new to IRC or just don’t have the time to dive into details.. Firebot, is the IRC robot that hangs around many of the [...]