A pedant that hangs out in the dark corner-cases of the web.
Friday, June 18, 2004
Now Mozilla provides:
- better granularity for popup blocking;
- FTP upload;
- multiple mail identities for the same account (also in Thunderbird 0.7);
- and, as with every Mozilla release, this one is smaller and faster!
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
- New Extension and Theme Managers to match those in the new Firefox 0.9.
- Color quoting is now part of Thunderbird, rather than an extension.
- There is a new look for vCard attachments.
- STILL no UI for birthdays and anniversaries, though the backend provides fields hungry for that data.
- The new Extension and Theme Managers:
- do away with the redundant confiration dialog box that showed after you had already clicked the Install button,
- do not ask where you want the extension/theme to be installed,
- support updating extensions/themes,
- allow multiple extension installs before restart,
- and look far more attractive.
- Inline autocomplete is available by setting the browser.urlbar.autoFill hidden pref.
- Text can now be dragged to the address bar or search bar.
- Individual autocomplete results can now be deleted.
- Right-click a text box to "Add keyword for this search".
- The installer now imports data from nearly any other browser.
- The progress bar is now more accurate.
- Help is now included.
- There is a new theme, which I consider much less attractive.
Monday, June 14, 2004
Friday, June 11, 2004
Thursday, June 10, 2004
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.— Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or a right. There is only an up or down: up to man's age-old dream—the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order—or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.— Ronald Reagan, Address to the Republican National Convention, 1964
Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Current developments require so much infrastructure from previous inventions as to highlight the crippling effect that denying additional incremental improvements produces.