Wednesday 20 June 2007
Quick update ... had a great trip to Wellington yesterday. Thanks very much to Natasha and the rest of the Webstock gang. My Webstock talk seemed to go down pretty well apart from a couple of issues ... the extraordinarily bright lighting (needed for video recording) made it impossible to see the audience --- questions just came out of the void! Also, during the talk I got a wee bit confused about which version of the talk I was giving and went into autopilot for a little while ... dunno if anyone noticed! I met a bunch of interesting people whose names I mostly forgot --- sorry everyone! My name-remembering neurons have been mostly cannibalized for other purposes.
Earlier in the day I gave a similar, more research-oriented version of the same talk at Victoria University. It was a lot of fun being there talking to academic types again about research, and Firefox of course.
I made recruiting a bit of a theme yesterday. Some people seemed interested although I haven't received a flood of emails (yet?). It breaks my heart to hear about terribly smart people doing IT backends or ex-browser-developers working on bank contracts! There's a better way to live!
Wellington turned on great weather yesterday, and looked lovely. The flight down was great too, with a fantastic view of Mt Taranaki ... truly an ur-mountain.
In Mozilla news, Vlad and I sorted out the new-textframe crasher that caused problems when we tried to turn on new-textframe last week. Hopefully we'll get it turned on for real tomorrow. I'm feeling rather swamped right now with 90+ bugs worth of bugmail to read. Hopefully I can dig out soon. Chris is making great progress on <video>, now he can play at least 640x480 without dropping frames or losing AV sync. His code also has the nice feature that decoding happens on its own thread so it benefits from multicore. Still lots to do...