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The End of Firebot – A New Beginning

By on May 31, 2014 in Mozilla with 1 Comment

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 […]

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The End of Firebot

By on May 13, 2014 in Mozilla with 1 Comment

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 […]

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The Firebot Blog

By on March 7, 2011 in Mozilla with No Comments

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 […]

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Firebot Downtime –12/28/2010

By on December 28, 2010 in Mozilla with No Comments

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 […]

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Firefox may be causing problems…

By on April 19, 2010 in Mozilla with 3 Comments

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 […]

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How to report a problem or request for Firebot

By on January 29, 2010 in Mozilla with No Comments

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 […]

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Dear Mozilla…

By on October 17, 2009 in Mozilla with 3 Comments

I have a question.. not sure exactly where to direct this question at such a late hour on a friday night, i’ll just type it out here… After being sick for a couple of days I’ve read that appearantly there’s a vulnerability in the .Net framework extension that Microsoft shipped.. they recommend disabiling it, et […]

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Firebot Downtime – September 24th and 25th, 2009

By on September 24, 2009 in Mozilla with No Comments

Starting now, and continuing for at least several hours, the server that hosts firebot will be down for an upgrade.. since the other server here is being kind enough to donate its “old” CPU and motherboard… The server will be being upgraded from an circa-2003 Athlon XP 2400+ to an Athlon 64 X2 4000+, plus […]

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Firebot Outage Report: 7/14 – 7/16/2009

By on July 16, 2009 in Events, General, Mozilla with No Comments

The last few nights, between 1am and 3am 4am, firebot has been offline, because of an ongoing connectivity issue. At the current time, I have no eta for when the issues will be resolved. The situation is pretty straightforward though, the outages are due to construction along the highway where I live and firebot is […]

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Mozbot 2.6 is released!

By on April 1, 2009 in Mozilla

Exactly 7 years to the day of its predecessor, a new version of Mozbot, the extensible IRC bot, has been released. New in Mozbot 2.6 is: The Google module, including Google Fight support. Support for Bugzilla activity messages in channels Support for Secure IRC (via SSL) Translation improvements and more… Find out more on the […]

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